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Autumn

The season of the year between summer and winter, during which the weather becomes cooler and many plants become dormant, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice and popularly considered to include the months of September, October, and November; fall. In the Southern Hemisphere autumn includes March, April, and May.

Summer

In the Northern Hemisphere, the usually warmest season of the year, occurring between spring and autumn and constituting June, July, and August. In the Southern Hemisphere, it constitutes December, January, and February.

Autumn

A period of maturity verging on decline.

Summer

The season extending from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox.

Autumn

Relating to or occurring in autumn
Autumn foliage.
Autumn harvests.
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Summer

A period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness, or beauty.

Autumn

Grown during the season of autumn
Autumn crops.

Summer

A year
A girl of 13 summers.

Autumn

Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.

Summer

A heavy horizontal timber that serves as a supporting beam, especially for the floor above.
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Autumn

The time period when someone or something is past its prime.

Summer

A lintel.

Autumn

(fashion) A person with relatively dark hair and a warm skin tone, seen as best suited to certain colours in clothing.

Summer

A large, heavy stone usually set on the top of a column or pilaster to support an arch or lintel.

Autumn

Of or relating to autumn; autumnal
Autumn leaves

Summer

To lodge or keep during the summer
Summered the herd in the south meadow.

Autumn

(intransitive) To spend the autumn (in a particular place).

Summer

To pass the summer
They summered at a beach resort.

Autumn

To undergo the changes associated with autumn, such as leaves changing color and falling from trees.

Summer

Relating to or occurring in summer
Summer heat.
Summer attire.

Autumn

The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.

Summer

Grown during the season of summer
Summer crops.

Autumn

The harvest or fruits of autumn.

Summer

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

Autumn

The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage.
Dr. Preston was now entering into the autumn of the duke's favor.
Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.

Summer

Year; used to give the age of a person, usually a young one.
He was barely eighteen summers old.
She had seen not more than twenty summers.

Autumn

The season when the leaves fall from the trees;
In the fall of 1973

Summer

Someone with light, pinkish skin that has a blue undertone, light hair and eyes, seen as best suited to certain colors of clothing.

Summer

(architecture) A horizontal beam supporting a building.

Summer

(obsolete) A pack-horse.

Summer

A person who sums.

Summer

A machine or algorithm that sums.

Summer

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

Summer

One who sums; one who casts up an account.

Summer

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.

Summer

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

Summer

To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.
The fowls shall summer upon them.

Summer

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

Summer

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

Spend the summer;
We summered in Kashmir

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