Summer meaning

sŭm'ər
Summer is the warm season of the year.

An example of summer in the United States are the months of June, July and August.

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A year.

A girl of 13 summers.

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To pass the summer.

They summered at a beach resort.

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Relating to or occurring in summer.

Summer heat; summer attire.

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Grown during the season of summer.

Summer crops.

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A heavy horizontal timber that serves as a supporting beam, especially for the floor above.
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A lintel.
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A large, heavy stone usually set on the top of a column or pilaster to support an arch or lintel.
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A year as reckoned by this season.

A youth of sixteen summers.

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Any period of growth, development, fulfillment, perfection, etc.
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Of or typical of summer.
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Designed for or taking place during summer.

Summer activities.

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To pass the summer.
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To keep, feed, or maintain during the summer.
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A large, horizontal, supporting beam or girder.
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The capstone of a column supporting an arch or lintel.
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One of four seasons, traditionally the second, marked by the longest and typically hottest days of the year due to the inclination of the Earth and thermal lag. Typically regarded as being from June 21 to September 22 or 23 in parts of the USA, the months of June, July and August in the United Kingdom and the months of December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.

The heat of summer.

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(intransitive) To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.

We like to summer in the Mediterranean.

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A horizontal beam supporting a building.
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A person who sums.
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A female given name of modern usage, for a girl born in summer.
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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.

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A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty.
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To lodge or keep during the summer.

Summered the herd in the south meadow.

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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.
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Origin of summer

  • 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 sumpter
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English sumer from Old English sumor sem-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English somer, sumer, from Old English sumor (“summer"), from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz (“summer"), from Proto-Indo-European *sam-, *sem-, *smÌ¥-hâ‚‚-ó- (“summer, year"). Cognate with Scots somer, sumer, simer (“summer"), West Frisian simmer (“summer"), Saterland Frisian Suumer (“summer"), Dutch zomer (“summer"), Low German Sommer (“summer"), German Sommer (“summer"), Swedish sommar (“summer"), Icelandic sumar (“summer"), Welsh haf (“summer"), Armenian Õ¡Õ´ (am, “year"), Õ¡Õ´Õ¡Õ¼ (amaá¹™, “summer"), Sanskrit [script?] (sámā, “a half-year, season, weather, year").
    From Wiktionary
  • From Anglo-Norman somer, sumer, from Vulgar Latin saumārius, for Latin sagmārius, from sagma (“sum").
    From Wiktionary
  • sum + -er
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