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Definition of clime

: climate traveled to warmer climes

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Examples of clime in a Sentence

a nonconformist who left his jerkwater hometown for the more welcoming clime of the big city

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In a longstanding trend, as documented by moving company United Van Lines, people have been choosing to relocate from the snowy Northeast and Midwest for sunnier climes. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Vermont Is the New Florida," 6 Jan. 2019 Per People, Harry was welcomed by service members who have to learn to deal with cold climes 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Spent Valentine's Day in an Igloo Decorated with His Wedding Photos," 16 Feb. 2019 Suburbs in the New York area and California have recently watched companies decamp for cheaper climes despite their talented workforces, easy access to cities and ample amenities. Mene Ukueberuwa, WSJ, "How Arlington Lured Amazon With Low Costs," 14 Dec. 2018 When winter’s frigid winds prevail, most of us can be firmly divided into two distinct camps: those who rejoice, and those who’d prefer to hightail it to warmer climes. Vogue, "Day 12: Embrace the Cold," 12 Nov. 2018 The precipitating event for these changes, the new study finds, is that floating ice is no longer being supplied as regularly to the Barents Sea region from higher Arctic climes. Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "A huge stretch of the Arctic Ocean is turning into the Atlantic right before our eyes," 27 June 2018 And while the heat-tolerant throngs exercised their right to celebrate the nation’s birth outdoors and under a relentless sun, many others retreated to cooler climes. Cristela Guerra,, "They exercised their right to celebrate the Fourth indoors (with air conditioning)," 4 July 2018 Manchester United are ready to drop their interest in £53m target Fred this summer, with the Brazilian considering ditching the sunny climes of Manchester for Paris., "Manchester United Ready to Drop Interest in £53m-Rated Brazilian Target as PSG Enter in Race," 22 May 2018 From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week. Author: Jason Samenow, Anchorage Daily News, "Red-hot planet: Heat records have been set all over the world during the past week," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of clime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clime

Late Latin clima

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English Language Learners Definition of clime

literary : a climate : a place with a particular climate


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