Origin of clime
Examples from the Web for clime
The call was addressed to "friends of the slave of every nation and of every clime."The Works of Whittier, Volume III (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
My sixth a cycle of revolving time,Which visits every nation, age, and clime.
The neighborliness and hospitality of farmers is proverbial in every land and clime.The Farmer and His Community
There was not a clime he had not basked in; not an engagement he had not witnessed.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
What a scope for poetry and reflection—the time, the clime, the spot, and the company!The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
- poetic a region or its climate
Word Origin and History for clime
1540s, shortening of climate (or a nativization of Latin clima). It might usefully take up the old, abandoned "horizontal region of the earth" sense of climate, but it is used chiefly by the poets and with no evident agreement on just what they mean by it.