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Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot”?

Origin of summer

1
before 900; Middle English sumer, Old English sumor; cognate with Dutch zomer, German Sommer, Old Norse sumar summer; akin to Sanskrit samā half-year, year, Old Irish sam-, Welsh haf summer

OTHER WORDS FROM summer

sum·mer·less, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for summering

British Dictionary definitions for summering (1 of 2)

summer1
/ (ˈsʌmə) /

noun

(sometimes capital)
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)summer flowers; a summer dress Related adjective: aestival
the period of hot weather associated with the summer
a time of blossoming, greatest happiness, etc
mainly poetic a year represented by this seasona child of nine summers

verb

(intr) to spend the summer (at a place)
(tr) to keep or feed (farm animals) during the summerthey summered their cattle on the mountain slopes

Derived forms of summer

Word Origin for summer

Old English sumor; related to Old Frisian sumur, Old Norse sumar, Old High German sumar, Sanskrit samā season

British Dictionary definitions for summering (2 of 2)

summer2
/ (ˈsʌmə) /

noun

Also called: summer tree a large horizontal beam or girder, esp one that supports floor joists
another name for lintel
a stone on the top of a column, pier, or wall that supports an arch or lintel

Word Origin for summer

C14: from Anglo-Norman somer, from Old French somier beam, packhorse, from Late Latin sagmārius (equus) pack(horse), from sagma a packsaddle, from Greek
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