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Meaning of AUTUMN

Pronunciation:  'otum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
 

AUTUMN is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: fall
 
 See Also: autumnal equinox, fall equinox, Indian summer, Nov, November, Oct, October, Saint Martin's summer, season, Sep, Sept, September, September equinox, time of year

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Au"tumn\, n. [L. auctumnus, autumnus, perh. fr. a root
av to satisfy one's self: cf. F. automne. See {Avarice}.]
1. The third season of the year, or the season between summer
   and winter, often called ``the fall.'' Astronomically, it
   begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal
   equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter
   solstice, about December 23; but in popular language,
   autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and
   November.

Note: In England, according to Johnson, autumn popularly
      comprises August, September, and October. In the
      southern hemisphere, the autumn corresponds to our
      spring.

2. The harvest or fruits of autumn. --Milton.

3. The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third
   stage.

         Dr. Preston was now entering into the autumn of the
         duke's favor.                         --Fuller.

         Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.
                                               --Wordsworth.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aestival, arctic, autumnal, boreal, brumal, canicular, equinoctial, fall, harvest, harvest home, harvest time, hibernal, hiemal, midsummer, midwinter, out of season, seasonal, solstitial, spring, springlike, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, vernal, winter, winterlike, wintery, wintry
 

 

 

 

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