World English Dictionary
summer1 (ˈsʌmə)
1.  (sometimes capital)
 a.  the warmest season of the year, between spring and autumn, astronomically from the June solstice to the September equinox in the N hemisphere and at the opposite time of year in the S hemisphere
 b.  (as modifier): summer flowers; a summer dress Related: aestival
2.  the period of hot weather associated with the summer
3.  a time of blossoming, greatest happiness, etc
4.  poetic chiefly a year represented by this season: a child of nine summers
5.  (intr) to spend the summer (at a place)
6.  (tr) to keep or feed (farm animals) during the summer: they summered their cattle on the mountain slopes
Related: aestival
[Old English sumor; related to Old Frisian sumur, Old Norse sumar, Old High German sumar, Sanskrit samā season]
adj, —adv

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