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Meaning of SUMMER

Pronunciation:  'sumur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the warmest season of the year; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
  2. [v]  spend the summer; "We summered in Kashmir"

SUMMER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: summertime
 See Also: Aug, August, canicular days, canicule, dog days, July, June 21, midsummer, pass, season, spend, summer solstice, time of year



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sum"mer\, n. [From {Sum}, v.]
    One who sums; one who casts up an account.
  2. \Sum"mer\, n. [F. sommier a rafter, the same word as
    sommier a beast of burden. See {Sumpter}.] (Arch.)
    A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers,
    posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically:
    (a) The lintel of a door or window.
    (b) The commencement of a cross vault.
    (c) A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching
        from a wall to a girder. Called also {summertree}.
  3. \Sum"mer\, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin
    to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. &
    Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr.
    sam[=a] year. [root]292.]
    The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly
    upon any region; the warmest period of the year.
    Note: North of the equator summer is popularly taken to
          include the months of June, July, and August.
          Astronomically it may be considered, in the northern
          hemisphere, to begin with the summer solstice, about
          June 21st, and to end with the autumnal equinox, about
          September 22d.
    {Indian summer}, in North America, a period of warm weather
       late in autumn, usually characterized by a clear sky, and
       by a hazy or smoky appearance of the atmosphere,
       especially near the horizon. The name is derived probably
       from the custom of the Indians of using this time in
       preparation for winter by laying in stores of food.
    {Saint Martin's summer}. See under {Saint}.
    {Summer bird} (Zo["o]l.), the wryneck. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Summer colt}, the undulating state of the air near the
       surface of the ground when heated. [Eng.]
    {Summer complaint} (Med.), a popular term for any diarrheal
       disorder occurring in summer, especially when produced by
       heat and indigestion.
    {Summer coot} (Zo["o]l.), the American gallinule. [Local,
    {Summer cypress} (Bot.), an annual plant ({Kochia Scoparia})
       of the Goosefoot family. It has narrow, ciliate, crowded
       leaves, and is sometimes seen in gardens.
    {Summer duck}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) The wood duck.
    (b) The garganey, or summer teal. See Illust. of {Wood duck},
        under {Wood}.
    {Summer fallow}, land uncropped and plowed, etc., during the
       summer, in order to pulverize the soil and kill the weeds.
    {Summer rash} (Med.), prickly heat. See under {Prickly}.
    {Summer sheldrake} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded merganser. [Local,
    {Summer snipe}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) The dunlin.
    (b) The common European sandpiper.
    (c) The green sandpiper.
    {Summer tanager} (Zo["o]l.), a singing bird ({Piranga rubra})
       native of the Middle and Southern United States. The male
       is deep red, the female is yellowish olive above and
       yellow beneath. Called also {summer redbird}.
    {Summer teal} (Zo["o]l.), the blue-winged teal. [Local, U.S.]
    {Summer wheat}, wheat that is sown in the spring, and matures
       during the summer following. See {Spring wheat}.
    {Summer yellowbird}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Yellowbird}.
  4. \Sum"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Summered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Summering}.]
    To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer
    in Switzerland.
          The fowls shall summer upon them.        --Isa. xviii.
  5. \Sum"mer\, v. t.
    To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the
    summer; as, to summer stock.
Computing Dictionary

String manipulation and pattern matching language by Klint & Sint at cwi in the late 1970s. It was recently used as the input and implementation language for the dataflow compiler project at cwi.

["An Overview of the SUMMER Programming Language", Paul Klint, 7th POPL, ACM 1980, pp. 47-55].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about summer, represents growth, knowledge and maturity. You are showing tolerance and expanding your realm of understanding .