noun sum·mer \ˈsə-mər\

: the warmest season of the year that is after spring and before autumn

Full Definition of SUMMER

:  the season between spring and autumn comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of June, July, and August or as reckoned astronomically extending from the June solstice to the September equinox
:  the warmer half of the year
:  year <a girl of seventeen summers>
:  a period of maturing powers
sum·mer·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of SUMMER

  1. What are your plans for this summer?
  2. We visited them two summers ago.
  3. the first day of summer

Origin of SUMMER

Middle English sumer, from Old English sumor; akin to Old High German & Old Norse sumer summer, Sanskrit samā year, season
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial



Definition of SUMMER

:  of, relating to, or suitable for summer <summer vacation> <a summer home>
:  sown in the spring and harvested in the same year as sown <summer wheat> — compare winter

First Known Use of SUMMER

14th century

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial

Rhymes with SUMMER



: to spend the summer in a particular place

sum·meredsum·mer·ing \ˈsə-mə-riŋ, ˈsəm-riŋ\

Full Definition of SUMMER

intransitive verb
:  to pass the summer
transitive verb
:  to keep or carry through the summer; especially :  to provide (as cattle or sheep) with pasture during the summer

First Known Use of SUMMER

15th century


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