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, .

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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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. Dave Thompson:

    If you think you’re going to clean up an oil spill in the Bay of Fundy, you better hope it happens in the morning on a summer day that’s not foggy when there’s no current, otherwise, good luck.

  2. Tim Clark:

    We have very strong summer bookings at higher prices.

  3. Jim Salge:

    I ’m expecting that it’s going to be patchy, you ca n’t get great foliage without a good setup in spring or summer. This year the setup is not terrible, but it’s also not ideal.

  4. Jason Levine:

    Yet one has to wonder why Kias initial reaction was to deny the validity of our petition, particularly as there were dozens of reports of fires involving these vehicles all the way back to last summer.

  5. Grover Norquist:

    CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER The United States largest employer, Walmart -- its latest sales were not down, but up. It revised its profit forecast not down, but up. Macroeconomic Advisors, Macroeconomic Advisors, just revised its economic growth projections -- no, not down, but up. And the Atlanta Fed just revised its economic growth projections -- again, not down, but up. In the real economy, the President Trump administrations pro-enterprise agenda is working. Lower taxes and less regulation gave businesses the confidence to invest. That means more innovation and higher worker productivity. That means more jobs are created, and workers are paid more because theyre producing more. The latest jobs report saw 164,000 jobs added in July, bringing the labor force to 163.4 million - a record high. With President President Trump, we have the lowest unemployment for 50 years, and the lowest on record for African-American and Hispanic workers. And just published -- the lowest summer youth unemployment in 53 years. Yes, the lowest since 1966. On workers pay, new data the other week showed that earnings rose 4.5 percentin 2017 and 5 percentin 2018, even higher than previously reported - and miles ahead of inflation. While President Trump pray for a recession and Wall Street plays around with the fake economy, the real economy is booming. So is everything just fine and dandy, with nothing to worry about. Can President President Trump and President Trump team just sit back and ride the economic wave all the way to reelection next year ? Not at all. Theres no question that the rest of the world is doing poorly. China, Germany and the UK -- their economies are all heading in the wrong direction. So what should President Trump do to keep our economy moving ahead ? Its no use just yelling at the Fed -- theres a limit to what they can do. But there are two big things the president can do, on his own initiative, without Congress or anyone else. First is something we told you about in June, a positive and practical idea from Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform.Get rid of the tax on inflation, and youll see trillions of dollars redeployed to highest and best use.

Images & Illustrations of summer

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