summertime

noun (1)
sum·​mer·​time | \ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm \

Definition of summertime 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the summer season or a period like summer

summer time

noun (2)

Definition of summer time (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

Examples of summertime in a Sentence

Noun (1)

We go there to pick strawberries in the summertime.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Though come summertime, when the jet-set escape to Aspen or Nantucket, a second group of chic young things swoop onto the scene armed with iPhones, impossibly bright accessories and an expert filter for everything. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "VIP view: Post Oak Hotel welcomes Houston bloggers to 29 Degrees North fashion boutique," 13 June 2018 Encased in packaging meant to look like the sun hitting the water (Nars never fails to kills it in this department), every product looks glowing and perfect for summertime. Allie Fasanella, Allure, "Nars Dropped the New Endless Summer Makeup Collection and It's So Dreamy," 23 June 2018 Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. Washington Post, "Koreas agree to restore military communication lines," 14 June 2018 Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. Kim Tong-hyung, chicagotribune.com, "Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border," 13 June 2018 Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. Fox News, "Trump's vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region," 13 June 2018 Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have held a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. Foster Klug, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump’s vow to end military drills with South Korea stuns a region," 12 June 2018 Since the 1970s, the United States and South Korea have been holding a major summertime exercise called Ulchi Freedom Guardian that involves tens of thousands of troops. The Christian Science Monitor, "North Korean summit still being planned after Trump cancellation," 29 May 2018 In summertime, school may be on pause, but children’s appetites are not. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Free summer meals for North County children while school's out," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Emily Ratajowski has done it in the summer time, and now Kylie Jenner has pulled off the winter counterpart. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Makes the Case for a Sexy Turtleneck," 1 Dec. 2018 Russia, which spans 11 time zones, adopted permanent summer time in 2011, giving more evening light. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "What Time Is It in Europe? Soon, the Answer Might Be Really Confusing," 18 Oct. 2018 While your fingers are likely to tire before your eats set on fire, gaming on a PC for hours can be an uncomfortable experience, especially during the summer time. Tom Warren, The Verge, "HP’s latest headphones cool your ears down so you can play games for hours," 23 Aug. 2018 They're scheduled to end at 6 p.m. in each of Mexico's three summer time zones, meaning the last to close will come in the northwestern state of Baja California. Fox News, "The Latest: Exit polls: Allies of AMLO winning state races," 1 July 2018 Sweet treats What’s summer time without some ice cream to cool you down? Patricia Madej, Philly.com, "Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity," 19 June 2018 That’s why in the summer time, people reach out to guys like Kobe. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Brad Stevens joked Jayson Tatum should be careful taking advice from Laker great Kobe Bryant," 19 May 2018 Oddly, the Phillies and Braves will play only two games against each other during the summer time, with those coming on the final two days before the calendar turns to autumn. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Phillies even with Braves, but only in standings | Bob Brookover," 29 Apr. 2018 Most of these men are looking for a job of pitching hay in the winter and shoveling snow in the summer time. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "A look at the past: Lurie finds a room for Bojangles, 1943," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of summertime

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1916, in the meaning defined above

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summertime

noun

English Language Learners Definition of summertime

: the season of summer

summertime

noun
sum·​mer·​time | \ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm \

Kids Definition of summertime

: the summer season

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