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summernoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈsʌm.ər/  us   /ˈsʌm.ɚ/
A1 the season of the year between spring and autumn when the weather is warmest, lasting from June to September north of the equator and from December to March south 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   /ˈsʌm.ɚ/
to spend the summer in a particular place: If your cactus has summered outdoors, move it into the garage or house when overnight temperatures drop 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 September north of the equator and from December to March south of the equator, when the weather is warmest: [C] We always spend our 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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