autumn

noun
au·​tumn | \ ˈȯ-təm How to pronounce autumn (audio) \

Definition of autumn

1 : the season between summer and winter comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of September, October, and November or as reckoned astronomically extending from the September equinox to the December solstice

called also fall

2 : a period of maturity or incipient decline in the autumn of life

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Other Words from autumn

autumnal \ ȯ-​ˈtəm-​nəl How to pronounce autumnal (audio) \ adjective
autumnally \ -​nə-​lē How to pronounce autumnally (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for autumn

Synonyms

afterlife, afternoon, age, evening

Antonyms

springtime

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Examples of autumn in a Sentence

in the autumn of last year a magnificent New England autumn She went off to college in the autumn of 1999. When autumn came he planted grass.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Others, such as hardy ferns like the autumn fern, possess a dynamic look, with new fronds rising in spring and lasting through the winter. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, "Solve bare spot problems with ground covers," 29 Jan. 2018 When it was sent down the runway as part of Wickstead’s autumn/winter 2019 collection, it was paired with a chestnut-brown belt and white mary-jane style kitten heels. Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Wears Powder Blue Jumpsuit and Matching Cape at Variety's Power of Women Event," 6 Apr. 2019 The piece is straight from Erdem's recently unveiled autumn/winter 2019 collection, and features a statement 50's collar with sequined floral embellishment on the shoulders, arms, and body. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Very Kate Middleton-esque, Green Embellished Erdem Coat," 11 Mar. 2019 Layer shades of cinnamon, coffee, and milk for a autumn 'do like Jordyn's. Lillian Chen, Seventeen, "8 Super Cute Fall Hair Color Trends That Will Make You Crave a PSL," 23 July 2018 Through 10/31: Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party Fall for autumn while enjoying the fresh farm air during the annual Pumpkin and Chili Party. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "47 Halloween events around Phoenix scare up fun for all ages," 31 Oct. 2017 So, too, were the tiny hackberries, persimmons, wolfberries and just about every other form of hard and soft mast on which the feral hogs had feasted during autumn. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Late winter gives Texas hunters best shot at feral hogs," 24 Jan. 2018 After serving up memorable fashionable moments that included an outfit inspired by current fall colors and working a coordinated look with Kendall Jenner, Bella's newest ensemble just gave us a reason to keep our crop tops and camo out this autumn. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Wore Camo Pants and a Crop Top," 13 Oct. 2018 Consumer and business confidence has been lower following the stock market’s plunge in the autumn, especially December.... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Sorry for the Good News," 1 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of autumn

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for autumn

Middle English autumpne, from Latin autumnus

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autumn

noun

English Language Learners Definition of autumn

: the season between summer and winter
: the later part of someone's life or of something's existence

autumn

noun
au·​tumn | \ ˈȯ-təm How to pronounce autumn (audio) \

Kids Definition of autumn

: the season between summer and winter

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