summer

Definitions

  • Summer Moon
    Summer Moon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v summer spend the summer "We summered in Kashmir"
    • n summer the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty "the golden summer of his life"
    • n 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay Twas noon-tide on a summer day, and in a hammock bruin lay
ERMINE IN HIS SUMMER DRESS ERMINE IN HIS SUMMER DRESS
THE ENGLISH SUMMER (LEFT) AND WINTER THE ENGLISH SUMMER (LEFT) AND WINTER
SUMMER VISITORS SUMMER VISITORS
The princess imprisoned in the summer-house The princess imprisoned in the summer-house

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1888, Hollywood was founded by Harvey and Daeida Wilcox, who named the city after their summer home in Chicago
    • n Summer (Arch) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: The lintel of a door or window. The commencement of a cross vault. A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.
    • n Summer One who sums; one who casts up an account.
    • n Summer The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year.☞ North of the equator summer is popularly taken to include the months of June, July, and August. Astronomically it may be considered, in the northern hemisphere, to begin with the summer solstice, about June 21st, and to end with the autumnal equinox, about September 22d.
    • v. t Summer To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.
    • v. i Summer To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland. "The fowls shall summer upon them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1960 Summer Olympics were the first Olympics to be aired on television by CBS
    • n summer The warmest season of the year: in the United States reckoned as the months June, July, and August; in Great Britain as May, June, and July. See season.
    • n summer A whole year as represented by the summer; a twelvemonth: as, a child of three summers.
    • summer Of or pertaining to summer: as, summer heat; hence, sunny and warm.
    • summer The green sandpiper.
    • summer The dunlin or purre.
    • summer To pass the summer or warm season.
    • summer To keep or carry through the summer.
    • summer To feed during the summer, as cattle.
    • n summer A pack-horse; a sumpter-horse.
    • n summer In building: A large timber or beam laid as a bearing-beam. See cuts under beam, 1.
    • n summer A girder.
    • n summer A brest-summer.
    • n summer A large stone, the first that is laid upon a column or pilaster in the construction of an arch, or of several arches uniting upon one impost, as in the ribs of groined vaulting.
    • n summer A stone laid upon a column to receive a haunch of a plat-band.
    • n summer A lintel.
    • n summer One who sums; one who casts up an account.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 60% of the water used by households during the summer is used for watering flowers, and lawns
    • ns Summer one who sums
    • n Summer sum′ėr the second and warmest season of the year—June, July, August
    • v.i Summer to pass the summer
    • v.t Summer to keep through the summer
    • n Summer sum′ėr the first stone laid over columns or pilasters to form a cross vault: the central beam of a floor which receives the joists: any large piece of timber supported on two strong piers or posts, and serving as a lintel to a door, window, &c.; (obs.) a pack-horse, a sumpter-horse.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some people forget to plant in the spring, idle away the summer hours and then expect to reap in the fall.”
  • Samuel Rutherford
    Samuel Rutherford
    “Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.”
  • Heraclitus
    Heraclitus
    “God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, surfeit and hunger.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “But thy eternal summer shall not fade.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Do what we can, summer will have its flies.”

Idioms

Indian summer - If there is a period of warmer weather in late autumn, it is an Indian summer.
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One swallow does not make a summer - This means that one good or positive event does not mean that everything is all right.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer,; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr. samā, year. √292
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sumpter.

Usage

In literature:

Radio-driven boats, automobiles or planes, Lieutenant Summers tells me, are directed by a series of dots and dashes.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
In the summer of 1886 Brown held another Summer School and again I taught a class.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
In the summer they would throw you in with rocks tied to you.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
It is found through the summer and fall.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
In our cold country we keep a stove in our sitting-room all summer.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
He literally makes hay while the summer shines.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Yes, a year ago, when I was dancing for you in the meadow that moonlit summer night.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
It was a lovely, never-to-be-forgotten summer day.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
And there'll be summers and summers.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
All through that summer the letters run on, daily, semi-daily.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
It was now only the middle of the long summer day.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Why, Dot, we were all going camping this summer, you know, what about that?
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Butter made in this way in summer will keep well till next summer, to our certain knowledge.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
You'll work under a very clever lady, Miss Summers, in that room.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
The families who had been in town for the winter came back again, and summer finery and summer engagements arose.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
We have had summer after summer of severe and long continued drought.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
Summer was just opening, and there were not many boarders at Mrs. Stuvic's house.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
Here in these ultimate September days of summer's reluctant farewell life had all the rich placidity of an apricot upon a sun-steeped wall.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Her freckles had disappeared with the summer, and her gowns always fitted to perfection.
"Dolly's College Experiences" by Mabel Cronise Jones
Spring, and summer, and autumn.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

Summer is here—
let us drain
It all! it may
Not come again.
"Summer Songs" by Richard Le Gallienne
O jewelled night, that reign'st on high,
Where is thy crescent moon?
Thy stars have faded from the sky,
The sun is coming soon.
The summer night is passed away,
Sing welcome to the summer day.
"Dawn Song" by Robert Fuller Murray
A Barn her 'winter' bed supplies;
But, till the warmth of summer skies
And summer days is gone,
(And all do in this tale agree)
She sleeps beneath the greenwood tree,
And other home hath none.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
Yet, though a sense of grief
Comes with the falling leaf,
And memory makes the summer doubly pleasant,
In all my autumn dreams
A future summer gleams
Passing the fairest glories of the present!
"September" by George Arnold
WHERE is the summer, with her golden sun?
—That festal glory hath not pass'd from earth:
For me alone the laughing day is done!
Where is the summer with her voice of mirth?
—Far in my own bright land!
"Ancient Greek Song Of Exile" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
There is a lustre in the sun, a light within the sky,
I have not seen these long, long months that went so slowly by;
But I know full well what light it is, and why all things are gay,
For this is the golden summer, and the long sweet summer day.
"The Summer Day" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Summer house built for summer.
The goal of the collaboration is to garner attention for NASA 's Summer of Innovation, a multiweek, intensive STEM program for middle school teachers and students during summer 2010.
I'll follow up on my colleague Jeff Reich's most recent blog, about summer reading, with a mention of a book I'm really getting tired of carrying around in Milwaukee's steamy summer.
School's out for summer but are summer camps the only thing in.
Prairie Heights Community Schools announced this week that it plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program again this summer.
Summer baseball league the Albany Dutchmen is looking for about nine host families to house players this summer.
That's what summer means and that's what summer suppers demand.
Entitled "Summer Fun," Fairbairn's piece was a winner in a summer 2007 contest sponsored by Creative Communication.
Heat in the summer is not news, but this summer is making history.
If you are like 72 percent of the people polled for a Rasmussen Reports survey that asked what American did this summer, your number one summer activity was going to a cookout or a barbecue.
With that in mind, here are five great summer reads , all set in the summer.
During the summer children experience "summer learning loss" when they are not involved in high quality programs with opportunities for skill building.
This summer the San Marcos Public Library issued a Million Page Challenge to our community to collectively read a million pages during June and July as part of the Summer Reading Program .
This summer, starting June 1, 2012, all Hutchinson County Libraries are offering a summer reading program to keep children's interest in reading alive and increase their reading level for the next school year.
The summer event "Thursday At The Square" has two more concerts this summer before moving to the Harbor.
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In science:

Therefore to present the result of the complete analysis of the Summer 2001 precision data it is enough to have a few two-dimensional plots.
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs
The galaxy cluster RBS380 was observed with the New Technology Telescope (NTT) in service mode during the Summer 2001.
The Galaxy Cluster RBS380: Xray and Optical Analysis
The 230 GHz data was mostly unusable due to summer weather conditions.
The structure of Onsala 1 star forming region
Since the summer of 2003, a large Micromegas TPC prototype (1000 channels, 50 cm drift, 50 cm diameter) has been operated in a 2T superconducting magnet at Saclay. A description of this apparatus and first results from cosmic ray tests are presented.
First tests of a Micromegas TPC in a magnetic field
Ni, Proceedings of the second ASTROD workshop, this issue (2005) Thorne, K.S. 1995, Gravitational Waves, In: Proc. of the Snowmass 95 Summer Study on Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Cosmology, eds. E. W.
General Relativistic Theory of Light Propagation in the Field of Radiative Gravitational Multipoles
The next testbeam is planned for summer 2005 with the prototype structure equipped with more layers and channels.
CALICE Si/W electromagnetic calorimeter prototype, first testbeam results
Bottom: At the post-outburst stage in the summer of 2003.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase
The beam test took place in summer 2003 at the H4 beam line of the CERN SPS.
First performance studies of a prototype for the CASTOR forward calorimeter at the CMS experiment
That summer I was the organizer of a workshop entitled “Physics in Higher Dimensions” at the Aspen Center for Physics.
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
Nambu, “Duality and Hadrodynamics” Lectures at the Copenhagen Summer Symposium (1970).
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
The LCTPC collaboration plans to have a beam test with a large prototype at DESY in the summer of 2008.
A GEM TPC End-Panel Pre-Prototype
The idea of seeking inter-relations of the type reported on here is due to B´alint Vir´ag, communicated to the author at the AMS-IMS-SIAM summer research conference on Random Matrix Theory, Integrable Systems, and Stochastic Processes (June, 2007).
A random matrix decimation procedure relating $\beta = 2/(r+1)$ to $\beta = 2(r+1)$
This set of five lectures were given during the first week of a random matrix 2005-summer school at the “Centre de Recherches Math´ematiques” in Montr´eal; about half of them are devoted to combinatorial models, whereas the remaining ones deal with related random matrix sub jects.
Random and Integrable Models in Mathematics and Physics
Lectures given at the Varenna summer school. arXiv: cs.
On the number of $k$-cycles in the assignment problem for random matrices
Mof fat J.W., Review of nonsymmetric gravitational theory, in Proceedings of the Summer Institute on Gravitation (Banf f Centre, Banf f, Canada, 1990), Editors R.B.
Einstein Gravity, Lagrange-Finsler Geometry, and Nonsymmetric Metrics
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