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Tropical vs. Summer

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Tropicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the tropics, the equatorial region between 23 degrees north and 23 degrees south.

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’;

Tropicaladjective

From or similar to a hot humid climate, e.g. tropical fruit, tropical weather.

Summernoun

(obsolete) A pack-horse.

Tropicaladjective

(dated) Pertaining to, involving, or of the nature of a trope or tropes; metaphorical, figurative.

Summernoun

A horizontal beam supporting a building.

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Tropicaladjective

(maths) Pertaining to tropical geometry.

Summernoun

A person who sums. Compare adder.

Tropicalnoun

A tropical plant.

Summerverb

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

‘We like to summer in the Mediterranean.’;

Tropicaladjective

Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases.

Summernoun

One who sums; one who casts up an account.

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Tropicaladjective

Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.

‘The foundation of all parables is some analogy or similitude between the tropical or allusive part of the parable and the thing intended by it.’;

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.

Tropicaladjective

relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator);

‘tropical islands’; ‘tropical fruit’;

Summernoun

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

Tropicaladjective

of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic;

‘tropical year’;

Summerverb

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

‘The fowls shall summer upon them.’;

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Tropicaladjective

characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense

Summerverb

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

Tropicaladjective

of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics;

‘tropical weather’;

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’;

Tropicaladjective

of, typical of, or peculiar to the tropics

‘tropical countries’; ‘a tropical rainforest’;

Summerverb

spend the summer;

‘We summered in Kashmir’;

Tropicaladjective

very hot and humid

‘some plants thrived in last year's tropical summer heat’;

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’;

Tropicaladjective

of or involving a trope; figurative.

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.

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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