What does Autumn mean?
Definitions for Autumn
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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.
Etymology: From automne, from autumnus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The season of the year between summer and winter, beginning astronomically at the equinox, and ending at the solstice; popularly, autumn comprises August, September, and October.
Etymology: autumnus, Lat.
For I will board her, though she chide as loud
As thunder, when the clouds in autumn crack. As you like it.
I would not be over confident, till he hath passed a spring or autumn. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
The starving brood,
Void of sufficient sustenance, will yield
A slender autumn. Philips.
While autumn nodding o’er the yellow plain,
Comes jovial on; the Dorick reed once more
Well pleas’d I’ll tune. James Thomson, Autumn.
Autumn, also known as fall in American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Outside the tropics, autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere). Autumn is the season when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. Day length decreases and night length increases as the season progresses until the Winter Solstice in December (Northern Hemisphere) and June (Southern Hemisphere). One of its main features in temperate climates is the striking change in colour for the leaves of deciduous trees as they prepare to shed.
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
Etymology: [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.]
A season on planet earth.
Autumn is beautiful when the leaf color changes and the landscape is so beautiful.
Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020
In the northern hemisphere is the months of september, october and november.
Autumn in the northern hemisphere starts in September.
Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
In the southern hemisphere is the months of march, april and may.
Autumn in the southern hemisphere starts in March.
Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Autumn' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2571
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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
Examples of Autumn in a Sentence
There are situations in life - and this was the case last autumn - when you can't hold a long debate on principles, people are suddenly there and need protection.
United States ' Jordan Spieth:
When I came back toward the end of the summer and into autumn, the right and left ankles weren't quite feeling the same but it was still good enough to do what I needed to do, now they feel exactly the same, which is great.
There are no outstanding concerns, except maybe health for those born in the summer and autumn. They could easily feel stressed.
We will make the right decision for the UK. I would hope we could do something by the autumn, we've got to make sure that this is going to be a decision for the long term, making sure that we keep all our networks secure.
Peer companies are traded 10 percent higher now than in the autumn ... so we think it is an attractive time to list NNIT.
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Translations for 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, autumnFrench
- 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, پائيز, موسم خزاںUrdu
- 秋, 務秋, thu, mùa thuVietnamese
- האַרבּסט, אָסיעןYiddish
- ìgbà ogbò, àkókò ìkórèYoruba
- ukwindla, ikwindlaZulu
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