Midsummer Day

nounChiefly British.
  1. the saint's day of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24, being one of the four quarter days in England.

Origin of Midsummer Day

before 1150; Middle English, Old English
  • Also called St. John's Day.

Words Nearby Midsummer Day

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How to use Midsummer Day in a sentence

  • I've had a charming afternoon all by myself and wandered all over the hillside, dreaming Midsummer Day-dreams.

    Red Pepper Burns | Grace S. Richmond
  • It was December 21 and Midsummer Day, so we concluded that the spot would be a very chilly one in the winter.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • I was fifteen years and a half old when I became an apprentice to the forester, on Midsummer Day 1797.

  • She had realized her doom for the first time in its entirety on the Midsummer Day preceding that we are now describing.

    Robert Elsmere | Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • On the night of Midsummer Day, 1793, the town of Ramsey held high festival.

    The Bondman | Hall Caine