What does Summer mean?

Definitions for Summer
ˈsʌm ərSum·mer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. summer, summertime(noun)

    the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox

    "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"

  2. summer(verb)

    the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty

    "the golden summer of his life"

  3. summer(verb)

    spend the summer

    "We summered in Kashmir"


  1. summer(Noun)

    A person who sums.

  2. Summer(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, for a girl born in summer.

  3. Origin: From somer, sumer, from sumor, from sumaraz, from sam-. Cognate with somer, sumer, simer, simmer, sumer, zomer, sommer, Sommer, sommar, sumar, haf, ամ, ամառ, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summer

    one who sums; one who casts up an account

  2. Summer(noun)

    a large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: (a) The lintel of a door or window. (b) The commencement of a cross vault. (c) A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree

  3. Summer(noun)

    the season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year

  4. Summer(verb)

    to pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland

  5. Summer(verb)

    to keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock

  6. Origin: [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. sam year. 292.]


  1. Summer

    Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, culture, and tradition, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Summer

    sum′ėr, n. the second and warmest season of the year—June, July, August.—v.i. to pass the summer.—v.t. to keep through the summer.—adj. Summ′er-dried, dried by the heat of summer.—n. Summ′er-duck, a beautiful North American duck.—adj. Summ′er-fall′ow, lying fallow during the summer.—ns. Summ′er-house, a house in a garden used in summer: a summer residence; Summ′ering, a kind of early apple.—adv. Summ′er-like.—adj. Summ′erly, warm and bright like summer.—ns. Summ′er-shine, the summer colour of a bird, insect, &c.; Summ′er-tide, Summ′er-time, the summer season.—adj. Summ′ery, like summer.—Indian summer (see Indian); St Luke's, St Martin's, summer (see Saint). [A.S. sumer, sumor; Dut. zomer, Ger. sommer.]

  2. Summer

    sum′ėr, n. the first stone laid over columns or pilasters to form a cross vault: the central beam of a floor which receives the joists: any large piece of timber supported on two strong piers or posts, and serving as a lintel to a door, window, &c.; (obs.) a pack-horse, a sumpter-horse. [Sumpter.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    An oppressive and expensive season invented by rural cottage and hotel owners, railroad and steamboat companies and the Iceman.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Summer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #878

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Summer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1082

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Summer' in Nouns Frequency: #382

How to pronounce Summer?

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How to say Summer in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Summer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Summer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Summer in a Sentence

  1. Lynn Evans:

    It has been a great summer.

  2. Doug Brannon:

    It's coming down this summer.

  3. Raj Latcha:

    The weather now is like summer.

  4. William Carlos Williams:

    In summer, the song sings itself.

  5. Governor Bruce Rauner:

    We're going to have a rough summer.

Images & Illustrations of Summer

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