\ˈklīm \

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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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 Founded in 1973, Embrapa made the cerrado’s acidic soils hospitable to maize, soyabean and cattle, and created types of crops and livestock that could thrive in such climes. The Economist, "Tough times for Embrapa, a jewel of Brazilian innovation," 28 June 2018 Head for cooler climes and get a little exercise with these kid-friendly hikes. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Kid-friendly hikes around Arizona: Hit the trail with your family this summer," 28 June 2018 An easy-to-grow succulent for gardeners in the frost-free climes, aloe is perhaps best known as a salve for sore or sunburnt skin. Sunset, "Top 10 Medicinal Plants You Can Grow at Home," 22 Jan. 2018 What Fleming helped discover is that while in the tropics the fungus reaches full maturity in one or two months, in temperate climes like hers, the fungus sets up its zombie ant on a twig in June, but doesn’t reach maturity until the next year. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Climate Change Made Zombie Ants Even More Cunning," 29 May 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

: a climate : a place with a particular climate


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