the season when the leaves fall from the trees
"in the fall of 1973"
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.
Of or relating to autumn.
of modern usage, from the name of the season.
Origin: From automne, from autumnus.
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
the harvest or fruits of autumn
the time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage
Origin: [L. auctumnus, autumnus, perh. fr. a root av to satisfy one's self: cf. F. automne. See Avarice.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aw′tum, n. the third season of the year when fruits are gathered in, popularly comprising the months of August, September, and October—in North America, September, October, and November. Astronomically, in the northern hemisphere, it begins at the autumnal equinox, when the sun enters Libra, 22d September, and ends at the winter solstice, when the sun enters Capricorn, 21st December.—adj. Autum′nal.—adv. Autum′nally. [L. autumnus, auctumnus, anciently referred to aug-ēre, as the season of increase; by Corssen and others, to the Sans. av, to do good to.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'autumn' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2571
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'autumn' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4638
Rank popularity for the word 'autumn' in Nouns Frequency: #1133
The numerical value of autumn in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of autumn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sometimes I ask myself what autumn smells like? My answer is smell of the fireworks of autumn leaves and red wine.
There is going to be a discussion during the summer and autumn and then the board will make a decision during the autumn.
Peer companies are traded 10 percent higher now than in the autumn ... so we think it is an attractive time to list NNIT.
The game feels nice, i didn't play any in the fall (autumn) due to the injuries that I had to take care of but I am excited to be back here. Looking forward to a good week.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
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- ҭагалан, хкаарачанAbkhaz
- መፀው, በልግAmharic
- во́сень, уво́сень, восеньскі, асенніBelarusian
- есенен, е́сенBulgarian
- হেমন্ত, শরৎBengali
- tardorCatalan, Valencian
- ѥсеньOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- høst, efterårDanish
- Herbst, herbstlichGerman
- پاییز, خزانPersian
- syksy, syksyinenFinnish
- automne, l'automneFrench
- hjerstWestern Frisian
- fogharScottish Gaelic
- पतझड़, शरद्Hindi
- աշնանային, աշունArmenian
- haustlegur, haust, haust-Icelandic
- ukiaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- autumnus, autumnumLatin
- HierschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ລຶດູໃບໄມ້ຫລົ່ນ, ລະດູໃບໄມ້ຫລົ່ນLao
- musim gugur, musim luruhMalay
- herfst, najaarDutch
- haustNorwegian Nynorsk
- aakʼee, aakʼeedNavajo, Navaho
- фӕззӕгOssetian, Ossetic
- پت جھڑ, ਪਤਝੜPanjabi, Punjabi
- jesienny, jesienna, jesień, jesiennePolish
- منۍPashto, Pushto
- atun, utuonRomansh
- о́сень, осе́ннийRussian
- atonzu, atongiu, atognuSardinian
- čakčaNorthern Sami
- јесен, jesenski, jesen, јесенскиSerbo-Croatian
- සරත් ඍතුවSinhala, Sinhalese
- höst, höstlig, höst-, hSwedish
- vuli, majira ya pukutiko, kipindi cha bubujikoSwahili
- ఆకురాలుకాలం, శరత్కాలంTelugu
- sonbahar, yaprakdökümü, güzTurkish
- كۈزUyghur, Uighur
- осі́нній, о́сінь, осіньUkrainian
- خزان, پائيزUrdu
- 秋, 務秋, thu, mùa thuVietnamese
- האַרבּסט, אָסיעןYiddish
- ìgbà ogbò, àkókò ìkórèYoruba
- ukwindla, ikwindlaZulu
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