Definitions for autumnˈɔ təm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•tumnˈɔ təm(n.)

  1. the season between summer and winter; fall: in the Northern Hemisphere, from the September equinox to the December solstice; in the Southern Hemisphere, from the March equinox to the June solstice.

  2. a time of full maturity, esp. the late stages of maturity or the early stages of decline.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of autumn:

1325–75; autompne < L autumnus

au•tum′nal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall, autumn(noun)

    the season when the leaves fall from the trees

    "in the fall of 1973"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. autumn(noun)ˈɔ təm

    a season between summer and winter; = fall

    red leaves in autumn; a warm autumn

Wiktionary

  1. autumn(Noun)

    Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.

  2. autumn(Adjective)

    Of or relating to autumn.

    autumn leaves

  3. Autumn(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, from the name of the season.

  4. Origin: From automne, from autumnus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autumn(noun)

    the third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November

  2. Autumn(noun)

    the harvest or fruits of autumn

  3. Autumn(noun)

    the time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage

Freebase

  1. Autumn

    Autumn or Fall is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September or March when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier. The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region. Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April and May in the southern hemisphere. In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox. In traditional East Asian solar term, autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on about 7 November. In Ireland, the autumn months according to the national meteorological service, Met Éireann, are September, October and November. However, according to the Irish Calendar which is based on ancient Gaelic traditions, autumn lasts throughout the months of August, September, and October, or possibly a few days later, depending on tradition. In Australia, autumn officially begins on 1 March and ends 31 May According to United States tradition, autumn runs from the day after Labor Day through Thanksgiving, after which the holiday season that demarcates the unofficial beginning of winter begins.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'autumn' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2571

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'autumn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4638

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'autumn' in Nouns Frequency: #1133


Translations for autumn

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

autumn(noun)

(American fall ) the season of the year when leaves change colour and fall and fruits ripen.

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