noun (1)
sum·​mer·​time | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm How to pronounce summertime (audio) \

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.

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In the summertime, Mountaintop could keep even the most energetic scouts awash in merit badges—with kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and clay pigeon shooting, among other options. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "Vacation Homes That Feel Like Summer Camp," 14 Feb. 2019 This is especially helpful when painting exterior trim in the summertime, when the brush will start to sag from the paint and the weather. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The 4 Biggest Painting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)," 16 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, everyone else is, summertime, enjoying space mountain. Fox News, "Clearance showdown between Trump and Brennan intensifies," 21 Aug. 2018 The Senate met on August 1 before seizing a nearly two-week summertime respite, returning for session at noon on Wednesday, August 15. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "Senate in limbo between session and vacation as Manafort verdict looms," 18 Aug. 2018 Every inch of these 4,500 square feet is designed for summertime living. Heidi Mitchell, House Beautiful, "This Lake Michigan House Was Built With Summertime In Mind," 16 Aug. 2018 For happy hour, head over to the patio at Firetrucker Brewery in the Ankeny suburb, and sip the summertime Honey Brewbarb beer. Jessica Migala, Country Living, "7 Great Cities to Visit With Your Dog," 26 July 2018 The restaurant, which has counter seating, has a popular summertime patio. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Small fire temporarily closes Poco Loco Cantina in Brown Deer," 13 July 2018 Behind the scenes of the fair’s visual art exhibit, the hardworking staff and volunteers hang work, answer questions and become a kind of summertime community. Richard Chang,, "Art offers a feast of a different kind for OC Fair visitors," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Perfect timing for my summer time workouts, vacations, home chillin, riding in my car solo/with wife/kids/family/friends/homies, laying in bed, eating breakfast/lunch/dinner, OVO fest(haha), etc etc!!! Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "LeBron, Donovan Mitchell and other NBA players love Drake's new album, 'Scorpion'," 29 June 2018 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,, "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,, "Phillies even with Braves, but only in standings | Bob Brookover," 29 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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English Language Learners Definition of summertime

: the season of summer


sum·​mer·​time | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm How to pronounce summertime (audio) \

Kids Definition of summertime

: the summer season

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