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Definitions of summer

  1. spend the summer; " We summered in Kashmir"
  2. the warmest season of the year; " they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
  3. occurring in or appropriate to the season of summer; " summer flowers"
  4. One who sums; one who casts up an account.
  5. 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.
  6. The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year.
  7. To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.
  8. To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.
  9. The season of the year in any region when the sun shines most directly; the warmest part of the year.
  10. To pass the summer; as, to summer abroad.
  11. Summery.
  12. The second and warmest season of the year- June, July, August.
  13. ( B.) To pass the summer.
  14. Warmest season of the year- June, July, August.
  15. The hottest season of the year: including June, July, and August, in the northern hemisphere.
  16. As in summer.
  17. One who casts up an account.
  18. The warm season of the year, comprehended in our northern hemisphere within the months of June, July, and August.
  19. A large stone, the first that is laid over columns and pilasters, beginning to make a cross vault; a large timber supported on two strong piers or posts, or a strong beam laid as a central floor- timber.
  20. To pass the summer or warm season. Indian summer, in N. America, a short summer season towards the latter end of autumn. St. Martin's summer, a brief return of summer after winter has set in.
  21. In arch., the first stone laid over columns to form a cross- vault; the central beam of a floor; a horizontal beam or girder.
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Usage examples for summer

  1. The day was one of the most beautiful of early summer. – The Go Ahead Boys and the Mysterious Old House by Ross Kay
  2. There was no one in the summer- house. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  3. He was her sister's boy, and he was going to spend the summer at the farmer's home. – Exciting Adventures of Mister Robert Robin by Ben Field
  4. I shall see it all summer. – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  5. The summer is none too long. – The Tale of Buster Bumblebee by Arthur Scott Bailey
  6. Was there ever such a summer anyway? – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  7. In summer the children are all taken to the country. – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  8. We got to talking about Westover and last summer, and the pleasant old place, and all; and I couldn't help telling him something about the worry. – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  9. And late in the second summer he said, " If I put the Buller deal over, I think I'll get a car!" – Undertow by Kathleen Norris
  10. Has it been a pleasant summer? – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  11. What is to happen when the summer is gone? – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  12. The summer was over. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  13. Not even in the summer. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  14. So the summer days went by. – Not Pretty, But Precious by John Hay, et al.
  15. That afternoon, however, she asked Betty if she could speak alone with her, and they went out to the summer- house. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  16. Going to the country this summer? – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  17. We were at Tenby for a few weeks in the summer." – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  18. Last summer, remembered Joan, Kenny used to tell me over and over again that you were all things in one. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
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