Standing in the chill breeze of autumn, I knew something had passed between us.
You might remember Goodling as a revealing footnote in the autumn of the Bush administration.
These days, people are stacking up to see the last of autumn's vibrant colors.
The quartet noticed that island activity lessened that autumn (Japan surrendered on August 15) but refused to acknowledge defeat.
One afternoon we were watching Ingmar Bergman's autumn Sonata.
Mrs. Anne Hutchinson arrived in Boston from England in the autumn of 1634.
Not a breeze can stir but it thrills us with the breath of autumn.
It was a wretched autumn day on which she set out for her new home.
The son of Monseigneur will in the autumn marry Mademoiselle de Voincourt.
All are oval and abruptly pointed, thick and firm in texture, turning yellow or russet brown in autumn.
late 14c., autumpne (modern form from 16c.), from Old French autumpne, automne (13c.), from Latin autumnus (also auctumnus, perhaps influenced by auctus "increase"), of unknown origin. Perhaps from Etruscan, but Tucker suggests a meaning "drying-up season" and a root in *auq- (which would suggest the form in -c- was the original) and compares archaic English sere-month "August."
Harvest was the English name for the season until autumn began to displace it 16c. In Britain, the season is popularly August through October; in U.S., September through November. Cf. Italian autunno, Spanish otoño, Portuguese outono, all from the Latin word. Unlike the other three seasons, its names across the Indo-European languages leave no evidence that there ever was a common word for it.
Many "autumn" words mean "end, end of summer," or "harvest." Cf. also Lithuanian ruduo "autumn," from rudas "reddish," in reference to leaves; Old Irish fogamar, literally "under-winter."