Associations to the word «Summer»

Pictures for the word «Summer»


SUMMER, noun. 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.
SUMMER, verb. (intransitive) To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.
SUMMER, noun. (obsolete) A pack-horse.
SUMMER, noun. A horizontal beam supporting a building.
SUMMER, noun. A person who sums. (Compare adder.)
SUMMER, proper noun. A female given name of modern usage, for a girl born in summer.
SUMMER AND WINTER, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To spend extended periods of time with; to test.
SUMMER AND WINTER, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To endure.
SUMMER BOARDER, noun. (US) A person who spends the summer in a country boarding house.
SUMMER CAMP, noun. An institution devoted to housing and entertaining children for the summer.
SUMMER CAMPS, noun. Plural of summer camp
SUMMER COLT, noun. (UK) (archaic) heat haze
SUMMER COMPLAINT, noun. Campylobacter infection
SUMMER COTTAGE, noun. (Canada) (US) A cottage rented out in the summer to vacationers.
SUMMER FALLOW, noun. Land uncropped and plowed, etc., during the summer, in order to pulverize the soil and kill the weeds.
SUMMER FINDING, proper noun. (paganism) A festival celebrated in Heathenry which marks the beginning of spring, held on the spring equinox.
SUMMER HOUSE, noun. Alternative spelling of summerhouse
SUMMER MELT, noun. The phenomenon in which incoming college students who have committed to attend a college/university decide during the summer to change their minds and attend another institution. This sometimes happens when students are admitted over the summer to a school that place the student on a waitlist in the spring.
SUMMER OF LOVE, proper noun. The summer of 1967, noted for its love-ins and the flourishing of the hippie movement.
SUMMER PRUNING, noun. The practice of pruning plants during the growing season.
SUMMER PUDDING, noun. A British dessert made from sliced white bread layered in a deep bowl with stewed or macerated berries.
SUMMER PUDDINGS, noun. Plural of summer pudding
SUMMER RESORT, noun. A resort visited for holidays/vacations during the summer.
SUMMER SAUSAGE, noun. Sausage cured to the extent that it requires no refrigeration.
SUMMER SAUSAGES, noun. Plural of summer sausage
SUMMER SCHOOL, noun. Any of various academic sessions held in the summer at schools or universities when the usual students are away; either for supplementary or remedial study or as part of distance learning.
SUMMER SNOWFLAKE, noun. Leucojum aestivum, a bulbous plant belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family.
SUMMER SOLSTICE, noun. (astronomy) The moment when the Earth is in that point of its orbit where the northern or southern hemisphere is most inclined toward the sun.
SUMMER SOLSTICE, proper noun. A pagan holiday and Wiccan Sabbat
SUMMER SOLSTICES, noun. Plural of summer solstice
SUMMER SOUP, noun. (culinary) A soup suitable for serving chilled instead of hot as most soups are.
SUMMER SOUPS, noun. Plural of summer soup
SUMMER SQUASH, noun. Any of various squashes, mostly varieties of Curcubita pepo, that are harvested when immature, while the rind is still tender and edible.
SUMMER SQUASHES, noun. Plural of summer squash
SUMMER STOCK, noun. (US) Plays put on at theaters during the summer, especially outdoors and during the summer vacation.
SUMMER TIME, noun. (British) daylight-saving time
SUMMER TRIANGLE, proper noun. (asterism) A bright asterism of the northern summer sky. Its corners are the three 1st-magnitude stars Altair (α Aql), Deneb (α Cyg), and Vega (α Lyr).

Dictionary definition

SUMMER, noun. 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".
SUMMER, noun. The period of finest development, happiness, or beauty; "the golden summer of his life".
SUMMER, verb. Spend the summer; "We summered in Kashmir".

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