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Summernoun

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 22 or 23 in parts of the USA, the months of June, July and August in the United Kingdom and the months of December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.

‘the heat of summer’;

Sumernoun

an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC

Summernoun

(obsolete) A pack-horse.

Sumer

Sumer () is the earliest known civilization in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia (now southern Iraq), emerging during the Chalcolithic and early Bronze Ages between the sixth and fifth millennium BC. It is also one of the first civilizations in the world, along with Ancient Egypt, Caral-Supe civilization, the Indus Valley Civilization, the Minoan civilization and Ancient China. Living along the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, Sumerian farmers grew an abundance of grain and other crops, the surplus from which enabled them to form urban settlements.

Summernoun

A horizontal beam supporting a building.

Summernoun

A person who sums. Compare adder.

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Summerverb

(intransitive) To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.

‘We like to summer in the Mediterranean.’;

Summernoun

One who sums; one who casts up an account.

Summernoun

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.

Summernoun

The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year.

Summerverb

To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.

‘The fowls shall summer upon them.’;

Summerverb

To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.

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Summernoun

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’;

Summerverb

spend the summer;

‘We summered in Kashmir’;

Summernoun

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

‘summer holidays’; ‘this plant flowers in late summer’; ‘the golden summer of her life’; ‘a long hot summer’;

Summernoun

the period from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.

Summernoun

years, especially of a person's age

‘a girl of sixteen or seventeen summers’;

Summernoun

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

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Summerverb

spend the summer in a particular place

‘well over 100 birds summered there in 1976’;

Summerverb

pasture (cattle) for the summer.

Summer

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling after spring and before autumn. At or around the summer solstice (about 3 days before Midsummer Day), the earliest sunrise and latest sunset occurs, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice.

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