verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- summation gallop,
- summation method,
- summative assessment,
- summer camp,
- summer complaint,
- summer cypress,
- summer diarrhea,
- summer flounder
Origin of summer1
Origin of summer2
Examples from the Web for summer
Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Miller traces his irreverent and subversive streak to a psychedelic experience during the particularly sweltering summer of 1991.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What ritual did some celebrities start engaging in over the summer?Michael Tomasky’s Year-End Quiz: Test Your 2014 News Knowledge|Michael Tomasky|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
BEIRUT—It is December, but Sabrine Omar is still wearing her summer clothes.
I was a bridesmaid this summer for a couple that met at The Ball in 2011.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a bird of passage, visiting its customary breeding places in the summer and wintering in southern Europe.Natural History in Anecdote|Various
The summer that followed was cold and ungenial, with easterly winds, though fortunately it brightened up somewhat for the harvest.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
In the summer of 1874 baby Theodore was born, and none from Fort Sully came to our annual meeting.Mary and I|Stephen Return Riggs
This one lives in the eastern half of the country in summer, and goes far south for the winter.Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
During the summer months they should be protected from the direct rays of the sun, and kept well syringed.Talks about Flowers.|M. D. Wellcome
- the warmest season of the year, between spring and autumn, astronomically from the June solstice to the September equinox in the N hemisphere and at the opposite time of year in the S hemisphere
- (as modifier)summer flowers; a summer dress Related adjective: aestival
Word Origin for summer
Word Origin for summer
"hot season of the year," Old English sumor, from Proto-Germanic *sumur- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German sumar, Old Frisian sumur, Middle Dutch somer, Dutch zomer, German Sommer), from PIE root *sem- (cf. Sanskrit sama "season, half-year," Avestan hama "in summer," Armenian amarn "summer," Old Irish sam, Old Welsh ham, Welsh haf "summer"). Old Norse sumarsdag, first day of summer, was the Thursday that fell between April 9 and 15.
Summer camp is attested from 1893; summer resort is from 1832; summer school first recorded 1860; theatrical summer stock is attested from 1942.
"horizontal bearing beam," late 13c., from Anglo-French sumer, Old French somer "main beam," originally "pack horse," from Vulgar Latin *saumarius, from Late Latin sagmarius "pack horse," from sagma "packsaddle" (see sumpter).
"to pass the summer," mid-15c., from summer (n.1). Related: Summered; summering.