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

1
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