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Language: Old English
Origin: sumor

summer

1 noun
     
Related topics: Nature, Chronology
sum‧mer1 S1 W1 [uncountable and countable]
1DNTMC the time of the year when the sun is hottest and the days are longest, between spring and autumn:
the long hot summer of 1976
The children play on the beach during the summer.
in (the) summer
Miriam likes to relax in her garden in summer.
this/next/last summer
We're going to Italy next summer.
a hot summer's day
a sunny summer afternoon
a three week summer vacation
early/late summer
The tourist season lasts through late summer.
Parts of Spain are extremely hot in high summer (=the hottest part of summer).
2

20/50 etc summers

literary 20, 50 etc years of age:
a child of eleven summers

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