HyperDic: summer

English > 3 senses of the word summer:
NOUNtimesummer, summertimethe warmest season of the year
timesummerthe period of finest development, happiness, or beauty
VERBstativesummerspend the summer
summer > pronunciation
Soundssah'mer
RhymesAmor ... Zimmer: 100 rhymes with mer...
English > summer: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.
Example"they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
Synonymsummertime
Partsdog days, canicule, canicular daysThe hot period between early July and early September
summer solstice, June 21, midsummerJune 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
Broaderseason, time of yearOne of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
Spanishestío, verano
Catalanestiu
Adjectivessummerybelonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer
Verbssummerspend the summer
summerizeprepare for summer
English > summer: 3 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningThe period of finest development, happiness, or beauty.
Example"the golden summer of his life"
Broadertime of lifeA period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
Usage oftrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
English > summer: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningspend the summer.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"We summered in Kashmir"
Broaderspend, passPass time in a specific way
Spanishveranear
Catalanestiuejar
Nounssummerthe warmest season of the year

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