NounSummer (plural Summers)
- One of four seasons, traditionally the second, marked by the longest and typically hottest days of the year due to the inclination of the Earth and thermal lag. Typically regarded as being from June 21 to September 20 in parts of the USA, and the months of December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.
- A person who sums.
- (obsolete) A pack-horse.
- A horizontal beam supporting a building.
- (intransitive) To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.
Adjectives for Summer
parting; bitter; relentless; broiling; costly; gorgeous; slow; humid; troubled; hot; promised; husky; trailing; northern; luxurious; strenuous; exciting; colorful; proud; economic; delicate; heavy; perished; perpetual; epitomized; immediate.
Verbs for Summer
await—; bask in—; bear the stamp of—; long for—; prolong—; suspend for—; thrive in—; usher in—; welcome—; yearn for—; —begets; —blooms; —breeds; —burgeons; —colors; —conceives; —dresses; —enriches; —fades; —gilds; —kisses; —mellows; —parches; —renews; —unfolds; —vitalizes; —wanes; —waxes; —wilts; —yields.
spring, springlike, stuffy weather, sultry weather, summerlike, summerly, summertide, summertime, summery, sunshiny weather, take time, take up time, use time, vernal, vertical rays, warm weather, weekend, winter, winterlike, wintery, wintry, work against time, aestival, arctic, autumn, autumnal, boreal, broiling sun, brumal, buy time, canicular, canicular days, consume time, dog days, equinoctial, fair weather, good old summertime, growing season, heat wave, hibernal, hiemal, high summer, hot wave, hot weather, humid weather, keep time, kill time, look for time, measure time, midday sun, midsummer, midwinter, muggy weather, occupy time, out of season, pass time, put in time, race against time, seasonal, solstitial, spend time,
- (IPA) /ˈsʌmə(ɹ)/, (SAMPA) /"sVm@(r)/
- (US) sŭmʹər, (IPA) /ˈsʌmɚ/, (SAMPA) /"sVm@`/
- Old English sumor, from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz (compare Dutch zomer, German Sommer, Old Norse sumar), from Proto-Indo-European *sm̥H- (compare Welsh ham, haf 'summer', Armenian ամ (am, “year”), ամառ (amaṙ, “summer”), Avestan hama 'in summer', Sanskrit समा (samā) 'half-year, year').
- Note that season names are usually spelled in all lowercase letters in English. This is contrast to the days of the week and months of the year, which are always spelled with a capitalized first letter, for example Thursday or September.
- (horizontal beam): summer-tree
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