Indian summer

noun

Definition of Indian summer

1 :a period of warm or mild weather in late autumn or early winter
2 :a happy or flourishing period occurring toward the end of something
  • the crowning performance of the Indian summer of her career
  • —Octavio Roca

Examples of indian summer in a Sentence

  1. She is in the Indian summer of her career.

First Known Use of indian summer

1790


INDIAN SUMMER Defined for English Language Learners

Indian summer

noun

Definition of Indian summer for English Language Learners

  • : a period of warm weather in late autumn or early winter

  • : a happy or pleasant period near the end of someone's life, career, etc.


INDIAN SUMMER Defined for Kids

Indian summer

noun

Definition of Indian summer for Students

:a period of mild weather in late autumn or early winter

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