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Definition of "summer" []

  • The usually warmest season of the year, occurring between spring and autumn and constituting June, July, and August in the Northern Hemisphere, or, as calculated astronomically, extending from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox. (noun)
  • A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty. (noun)
  • A year: a girl of 13 summers. (noun)
  • To lodge or keep during the summer: summered the herd in the south meadow. (verb-transitive)
  • To pass the summer: They summered at a beach resort. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "summer" in a sentence
  • "I'm so ready for summer it's not funny. * please dear weather gods and godesses give me one solid month of sunny days before we leave for NY in December and get cheated out of summer* Don't get me wrong, I'm so excited to go home for christmas and be back in the US, but dear god ..."
  • "DO you know how the dream looms? how if summer misses one of us the two of us miss summer—"
  • "“It’s seemed to me that it must have been a happy summer for you—a real ‘summer of roses and wine’—without the wine, perhaps."