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Meaning of “summer” in the English Dictionary

"summer" in British English

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summernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər/  us   //
A1 the ​season of the ​year between ​spring and ​autumn when the ​weather is ​warmest, ​lasting from ​June to ​Septembernorth of the equator and from ​December to ​Marchsouth of the ​equator: We have ​breakfast on the ​balcony in (the) summer. Last summer they went to ​Australia, and two summers ago they went to ​Brazil. That ​year it was a ​hot, ​dry summer. summer ​weather/​sun a summer/summer's ​day
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summerverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər/  us   //
to ​spend the summer in a ​particularplace: If ​yourcactus has summered ​outdoors, ​move it into the ​garage or ​house when ​overnighttemperaturesdrop below 65°F.
(Definition of summer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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summernoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsʌm·ər/
the ​season of the ​year between ​spring and ​fall, ​lasting from ​June to ​Septembernorth of the ​equator and from ​December to ​Marchsouth of the ​equator, when the ​weather is ​warmest: [C] We always ​spendour summers on the ​island.
(Definition of summer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “summer”
in Korean 여름…
in Arabic الصَّيْف…
in Malaysian musim panas…
in French (d’) été…
in Russian лето…
in Chinese (Traditional) 夏天,夏季…
in Italian estate…
in Turkish yaz, yaz mevsimi…
in Polish lato…
in Spanish verano…
in Vietnamese mùa hè…
in Portuguese verão…
in Thai ฤดูร้อน…
in German der Sommer, Sommer-……
in Catalan estiu…
in Japanese 夏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 夏天,夏季…
in Indonesian musim panas…
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