- Summer is the warm season of the year.
An example of summer in the United States are the months of June, July and August.
- To summer is to spend your summer months (June-August) at a particular vacation destination.
An example of summer is when you spend each summer vacation in the Hamptons.
summer definition by Webster's New World
- the warmest season of the year: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of June, July, and August: in the astronomical year, that period between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox
- a year as reckoned by this season: a youth of sixteen summers
- any period of growth, development, fulfillment, perfection, etc.
Origin: Middle English sumer ; from Old English sumor, akin to German sommer ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sem-, summertime from source Sanskrit sámā, half year, season
- of or typical of summer
- designed for or taking place during summer: summer activities
- a large, horizontal, supporting beam or girder
- the capstone of a column supporting an arch or lintel
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French somier, pack horse ; from Late Latin sagmarius, pack horse ; from sagma, pack saddle ; from Classical Greek ; from base of sattein, to stuff
summer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The usually warmest season of the year, occurring between spring and autumn and constituting June, July, and August in the Northern Hemisphere, or, as calculated astronomically, extending from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.
- A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty.
- A year: a girl of 13 summers.
- Of, having to do with, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of summer: summer heat; summer attire.
- Grown during the season of summer: summer crops.
Origin: Middle English sumer, from Old English sumor; see sem-2 in Indo-European roots.
- sumˈmer·ly adverb & adj.
- A heavy horizontal timber that serves as a supporting beam, especially for the floor above.
- A lintel.
- A large, heavy stone usually set on the top of a column or pilaster to support an arch or lintel.
Origin: Middle English, beam, pack animal, from Anglo-Norman sumer, from Vulgar Latin *saumārius, from Late Latin sagmārius, pertaining to a packsaddle, packhorse, from sagma, packsaddle; see sumpter.