What does summer mean?

Definitions for summer
ˈsʌm ərsum·mer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word summer.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. summer(Noun)

    A person who sums.

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

  2. Summer(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage, for a girl born in summer.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Summer

    Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling after spring and before autumn. At or around the summer solstice (about 3 days before Midsummer Day), the earliest sunrise and latest sunset occurs, 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, tradition, and culture. When it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summer

    one who sums; one who casts up an account

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Summer(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Summer(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Summer(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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

  1. SUMMER

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

Editors Contribution

  1. summer

    A season on planet earth.

    Summer months are wonderful, thd days feel longer and so does time.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  
  2. summer

    In the northern hemisphere is the months of june, july and august.

    Summer in the northern hemisphere is moderate temperatures.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  3. summer

    In the southern hemisphere it is the months of december, january and february.

    Summer in Australia starts in December.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

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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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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say summer in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    John Kerry cannot come on May 30. It's postponed, it will take place, it will take place in the course of the summer, this initiative is necessary because if nothing happens, if there is no strong French initiative, then colonization, attacks, terrorist attacks and several conflicts are going to continue.

  2. John Koenig:

    As a kid you run around so fast, the world around you seems to stand still. A summer vacation can stretch on for an eternity. With each birthday we circle back and cross the same point around the sun. We wish each other 'many happy returns.' But soon you feel the circle begin to tighten, and you realize it’s a spiral, and you’re already halfway through...

  3. Maria Balafa:

    I've never seen the weather in Athens like this during the summer.

  4. Al Baker:

    We are five aircraft down this summer. This is why we are screaming because it is making a huge impact on my bottom line, we are still at an impasse. We have walked away from our first A320neo because it is more than a certain number of days late, so exercised a walk-away clause.

  5. Rukshana Nanayakkara:

    China's fight against corruption focuses on prosecution, a very top-down way of fighting corruption, the whole campaign of catching 'tigers' and 'flies,' and from this summer the 'foxhunt' (the worldwide operation to track down fugitive officials) they all talk about prosecution, punishing people.

Images & Illustrations of summer

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