• WordNet 3.6
    • n autumn the season when the leaves fall from the trees "in the fall of 1973"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Autumn The harvest or fruits of autumn.
    • 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.
    • 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autumn The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter: often called fall, as being the time of the falling of the leaves. Astronomically it begins at the autumnal equinox, about the 22d of September, when the sun enters Libra, and ends at the winter solstice, about the 21st of December, when the sun enters Capricorn. In popular language autumn is regarded in North America as comprising September, October, and November, but in Great Britain, August, September, and October.
    • n autumn Figuratively.
    • n autumn A period of maturity, or of incipient decay, abatement, or decline: as, the autumn of life.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Autumn aw′tum the third season of the year when fruits are gathered in, popularly comprising the months of August, September, and October—in North America, September, October, and November. Astronomically, in the northern hemisphere, it begins at the autumnal equinox, when the sun enters Libra, 22d September, and ends at the winter solstice, when the sun enters Capricorn, 21st December
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  • William Shakespeare
    “The teeming Autumn big with rich increase, bearing the wanton burden of the prime like widowed wombs after their lords decease.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.”
  • Hare Charles
    Hare Charles
    “Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.”
  • Robertson Davies
    “He types his labored column -- weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auctumnus, autumnus, perh. fr. a root av, to satisfy one's self: cf. F. automne,. See Avarice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. autumnus, auctumnus, anciently referred to aug-ēre, as the season of increase; by Corssen and others, to the Sans. av, to do good to.


In literature:

Since, in most cases, the trees are to be set in late autumn and early winter, the trees should be purchased in late summer and early autumn.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
That was almost the last of those happy autumn days.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
When they returned to Kitty Hawk, in the autumn of 1902, they took with them a greatly improved glider.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
In the autumn of 1839, the Medical School was in need of funds.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
The final plans had been laid for the coming autumn, and now it was again to be postponed.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
That was in the autumn of nineteen-one; and he was finding it all over again now in the spring of nineteen-two.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Each autumn they harvest a heavy percentage of the cone crop and bury it for winter.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
He was inducted into office in the autumn of 1815, my Freshman year, and he died in the summer of 1820.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
The next autumn there came an opportunity to sell the house and the business, and James Henry urged it.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The first autumn in the water-vole's life was a season of wonderful beauty.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
In the autumn of this same year a boy from the colony got lost in the woods.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
He passed the winter months in New York, and the summer and early autumn months at his country-houses.
"Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant" by William Cullen Bryant
The buds for the next year's growth then form and often become quite large before autumn.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
During the autumn a number of large and enthusiastic meetings were held.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The beds chosen for them are those that have been planted with Tulips the autumn beforehand.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
An autumn day of silence, crispness, and colour.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
And a calm lay over the whole in the pale midday autumn light as though it were God's acre.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
She gives them to us and goes, making all early autumn glow with her memory thereby.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The summer is gone; and the autumn; and twenty more summers and autumns have passed away since that evening, in the old church-yard.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
In 1788 he obtained permission to return home and in the autumn of that year was elected the first Vice President of the United States.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson

In poetry:

By thy wave I linger,
Silent stream!
Autumn's golden finger
Paints thy dream.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
Gorgeous, trustful, tender
Autumn sighs,
Grieving to surrender
Pomp that dies.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
And heeds no thing
Of the needs of spring,
Of autumn's wonder
Or winter's chill;
"Why" by Bliss William Carman
Autumn melancholy
Mourns with me
Summer's spendthrift folly,
Spring-time's glee.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
Gone are all the glories.
Autumn, speak!
Where for what no more is
Shall we seek?
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
His face was fair
As fading autumn flowers,
And the lost joy
Of unforgotten hours.
"The Friend" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST —The hefty bird burst from behind a bush in a startling eruption of wings and feathers, muted shades of gray and white briefly visible through thinning autumn foliage.
Chef Jason Cichonski is beginning brunch service on Sunday with an autumn-inspired over-the-top morning menu.
Elizabeth Seton Academy will host its annual Autumn Auction and Reunion on Sun.
(AP) — Autumn is coloring the valley's trees with brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.
Autumn colors embellish vegan stir-fry.
You're Invited: Art, Architecture and Autumn Colors in Emigration Canyon.
Early autumn in Whatcom County enlivened by Harvest Dinner, 'My Fair Lady' and jazz festival at Bellwether.
Photograph by Jenn Ireland We Like It Natural Round Here: Evan and Taryn Borthwick and their 18-month-old daughter Autumn show off a half-California, half-Cougar organic pizza with house salad at Redwood Pizzeria.
2-day Autumn Festival this weekend at Rochester Mills Beer Co. You will be redirected to the page you want to view in.
The younger suspect charged in connection to the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale is accused of luring the New Jersey girl to his house during an online conversation over a photo posted on Facebook.
After an up-and-down season as a Jet, Brett Favre is again contemplating whether this will be his first autumn without football in 30 years.
A picture-perfect autumn day combined with more than 100 artisans and crafters made for a pleasant afternoon at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair on the picturesque grounds of the Indian Fort Theatre in Berea on Saturday.
"The next thing I honestly remember is sort of coming to and (volunteer EMT) Autumn (Ludwig) telling me she needed me to spit my gum out," Assman said.
Jonte' Plater enjoying the autumn leaves.
Jonte' Plater of Owego, is enjoying a sunny Autumn Day outside the Pumpkin Farm in Newark Valley.

In science:

Autumn and winter seeing will be discussed in forthcoming papers.
Site testing in summer at Dome C, Antarctica
In autumn 2003 the accelerator started the second phase of its ep collider programme (HERA-II).
The Structure Functions and Low x Working Group Summary
The research and design phase started in 2002 with the first installation phase in summer 2004 and the second scheduled for autumn 2006.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade
The second installation phase is scheduled for autumn 2006.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade
Also the power feeding and control system has been tested in its complete configuration. The integration of the junction box (Fig. 5) is completed while the mini-tower (Fig. 6) integration is almost completed. Their deployment and connection is scheduled forthe autumn of 2006.
Status of the NEMO Project
Baeza et al. (2002) conducted field experiments during spring and autumn in gorse shrublands of eastern Spain with the aim of developing a prescribed burning guide.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
Results from this study are expected in autumn, 2007.
Neutrino Experiments
Sheth: May I take the opportunity to advertise a conference organized by the Spitzer team in Pasadena this autumn, where we plan to bring together these two communities, and where we hope to start answering these questions.
Panel discussion I: Star formation in galaxies: how do we continue?
After some encouragement from Segr`e and Amaldi, Ma jorana eventually decided to meet Fermi in the autumn of the same year.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
Specifications of the E-ELT telescope, site, and many observational and operational constraints were provided by ESO based on the latest available knowledge circa autumn 2009.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
The data base can be brought in operation during the summer/autumn of 2010.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
This review presents a summary and evaluations of the superconducting properties of the layered ruthenate Sr2RuO4 as they are known in the autumn of 2011.
Evaluation of Spin-Triplet Superconductivity in Sr2RuO4
Spectroscopy results obtained at the 6-m telescope for the unusual symbiotic star MWC 560 in the period from the autumn of 1990 to the spring of 1993 are presented.
Spectral study of MWC560. Parameters of the system, the hot source and the jets
For example, in the past 18 months, the WA97 collaboration has analyzed only a fraction of their data tapes obtained in the autumn 1996 run involving Pb–Pb 158 A GeV collisions at CERN-SPS : their analysis is reaching 40% for multi-strange (anti) baryons Ξ, Ξ, Ω, Ω, but barely scratched the analysis of Λ and Λ yields.
Quo Vadis Strangeness? Strangeness - Open Questions
Fonseca, Proc. 8th Autumn School on Models and Methods in Few-Body Physics, Lisboa, 1986, eds. L.S.
The $\eta$-3N problem with separable interactions