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Definition of clime

: climate traveled to warmer climes

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a nonconformist who left his jerkwater hometown for the more welcoming clime of the big city
Recent Examples on the Web Around the same time, in the second week of March, professional baseball players, eager to escape northern winters, began to trickle toward the warmer climes of the South. Randy Roberts And Johnny Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "When Babe Ruth and the Great Influenza Gripped Boston," 30 Apr. 2020 Polio and tuberculosis, for example, tend to spread faster in warmer climes. New York Times, "Warmer Weather May Slow, but Not Halt Coronavirus," 22 Mar. 2020 Rather than clean up its act, however, the bank began seeking profits in sunnier climes, well away from public scrutiny and irksome regulations imposed in the wake of the crash. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's Magazine, "The Malaysian Job," 27 Apr. 2020 Most newborn rap songs from relative unknowns have just the faintest chance at survival in the harsh digital clime. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "It’s a TikTok! No, It’s a Song! Drake and the Viral Feedback Loop," 7 Apr. 2020 Many of their Black-and-Gold pals will head for warmer climes. Matt Porter,, "Bruins finish up their work before leaving for vacation," 22 Jan. 2020 Buried in acidic soils in the hot and humid climes, many of their remains are broken and crumbling, their DNA thought to be long degraded—until now. National Geographic, "First ancient genomes from West Africa reveal complexity of human ancestry," 22 Jan. 2020 At home, the flagship EDC Las Vegas successfully shifted from June to the cooler climes of May for its 22nd edition, introducing Camp EDC and drawing 400,000 attendees. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Power Players 2019: The Managers, Live Leaders & Tastemakers Shaping the Genre," 28 Mar. 2019 Skeptical scientists asserted that the insects were breeding fine in northern climes but that something was taking them out on their way to Mexico. Gabriel Popkin, Scientific American, "What Is Really Killing Monarch Butterflies?," 1 Mar. 2020

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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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24 May 2020

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“Clime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of clime

literary : a climate : a place with a particular climate


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