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[klahym] /klaɪm/
Origin of clime
1535-45; < Latin clīma; see climate
Can be confused
climb, clime (see synonym study at climb) Unabridged
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  • The monotonous nature of the unending sunny clime has driven many people away from it.
  • The kidney adaptation you mention also fits arid clime animals.
  • Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag on every sea.
  • Let them go and seek their happiness in whatever country or clime it pleases them.
  • Let them cherish it too, for the sake of those, who from every clime are daily seeking a dwelling in our land.
British Dictionary definitions for clime


(poetic) a region or its climate
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin clima; see climate
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Word Origin and History for clime

1540s, shortening of climate (or a nativization of Latin clima). It might usefully take up the old, abandoned "horizontal region of the earth" sense of climate, but it is used chiefly by the poets and with no evident agreement on just what they mean by it.

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