the season between spring and autumn, in the Northern Hemisphere from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, and in the Southern Hemisphere from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
the period comprising the months of June, July, and August in the U.S., and from the middle of May to the middle of August in Great Britain.
a period of hot, usually sunny weather:
We had no real summer last year.
the hotter half of the year (opposed to winter):
They spend the summers in New Hampshire and the winters in Florida.
the period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline:
the summer of life.
a whole year as represented by this season:
a girl of fifteen summers.
of, relating to, or characteristic of summer:
Iced tea is a summer drink.
appropriate for or done during the summer:
summer clothes; summer sports.
having the weather or warmth of summer:
summer days in late October.
verb (used without object)
to spend or pass the summer:
They summered in Maine.
verb (used with object)
to keep, feed, or manage during the summer:
Sheep are summered in high pastures.
to make summerlike.
a principal beam or girder, as one running between girts to support joists.
a stone laid upon a pier, column, or wall, from which one or more arches spring: usually molded or otherwise treated like the arch or arches springing from it.
a beam or lintel.
the warmest season of the year, between spring and autumn, astronomically from the June solstice to the September equinox in the N hemisphere and at the opposite time of year in the S hemisphere
(as modifier): summer flowers, a summer dress, related adjective aestival
the period of hot weather associated with the summer
a time of blossoming, greatest happiness, etc
(mainly poetic) a year represented by this season: a child of nine summers
(intransitive) to spend the summer (at a place)
(transitive) to keep or feed (farm animals) during the summer: they summered their cattle on the mountain slopes
Also called summer tree. a large horizontal beam or girder, esp one that supports floor joists
another name for lintel
a stone on the top of a column, pier, or wall that supports an arch or lintel
String manipulation and pattern matching language by Klint & Sint at CWI in the late 1970s. It was recently used as the input and implementation language for the Dataflow Compiler Project at CWI.
[“An Overview of the SUMMER Programming Language”, Paul Klint, 7th POPL, ACM 1980, pp. 47-55].
noun 1. a camp, especially one for children during the summer, providing facilities for sleeping and eating, and usually for handicrafts, sports, etc.
noun, Maine. 1. a person who lives on the Maine coast only in the summer.
noun 1. an acute condition of diarrhea, occurring during the hot summer months chiefly in infants and children, caused by bacterial contamination of food and associated with poor hygiene.
noun 1. burning bush (def 2). summer cypress noun 1. another name for kochia