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  1. sum·mer
    IPA[ˈsəmər]
  2. noun

    • 1. the warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February:

      the plant flowers in late summer a long hot summer summer vacation the golden summer of her life
    • 2. the period from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.

    • 3. years, especially of a person's age:

      a girl of sixteen or seventeen summers

    verb

    • 1. spend the summer in a particular place:

      well over 100 birds summered there in 1976
    • 2. pasture (cattle) for the summer.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: summer, plural noun: summers

    • v.: verb: summer, 3rd person present: summers, gerund or present participle: summering, past tense: summered, past participle: summered

    • noun

      a horizontal bearing beam, especially one supporting joists or rafters.

      a capstone that supports an arch or lintel.

    • noun

      the warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February:

      the period from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.

    • verb

      spend the summer in a particular place:

      pasture (cattle) for the summer.

    • noun

      a horizontal bearing beam, especially one supporting joists or rafters.
    • noun

      a period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn.

      a period of happiness or success occurring late in life.

    • noun

      the solstice that marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day, about June 21 in the northern hemisphere and December 22 in the southern hemisphere.

      the solstice in June, when the sun reaches its maximum declination.

    • noun

      a squash that is eaten before the seeds and rind have hardened. Unlike winter squash, summer squash does not keep well.
    • noun

      a summer characterized by long spells of warm, dry weather:
    • noun

      theatrical productions by a repertory company organized for the summer season, especially at vacation resorts or in a suburban area:
    • noun

      courses held during school summer vacations, taken for remedial purposes, as part of an academic program, or for professional or personal purposes.
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