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Meaning of AUTUMNAL

Pronunciation:  o'tumnl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn; "the autumnal equinox"; "autumnal fruits"
  2. [adj]  characteristic of late maturity verging on decline; "a serene autumnal mood"

AUTUMNAL is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: autumn(a), mature
 Antonyms: springlike, summery, vernal, wintery, wintry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au*tum"nal\, a. [L. auctumnalis, autumnalis: cf. F.
1. Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal
   tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits;
   flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant.

         Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In
         Vallombrosa.                          --Milton.

2. Past the middle of life; in the third stage.

         An autumnal matron.                   --Hawthorne.

{Autumnal equinox}, the time when the sun crosses the
   equator, as it proceeds southward, or when it passes the
   autumnal point.

{Autumnal point}, the point of the equator intersected by the
   ecliptic, as the sun proceeds southward; the first point
   of Libra.

{Autumnal signs}, the signs Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius,
   through which the sun passes between the autumnal equinox
   and winter solstice.