Meaning of “summer” in the English Dictionary

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"summer" in British English

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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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  • Shops are currently holding sales to clear their summer stock .
  • Every summer thousands of people flock to the countryside.
  • What time does it get dark in the summer?
  • He managed to eke out a living one summer by selling drinks on a beach.
  • At the end of a hot summer, violence erupted in the inner cities.

summerverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈsʌm.ər/ us /ˈsʌm.ɚ/

(Definition of “summer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"summer" in American English

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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)