Saint Martin's summer
noun Etymology: Saint Martin's Day, November 11 Date: 1591 Indian summer when occurring in November

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  • Saint Martin's summer — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Martin's summer — Summer 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Martin's summer — n. Chiefly Brit. a period of mild, warm weather in late autumn, around the time of Martinmas …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Martin's summer — noun a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn • Syn: ↑Indian summer • Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period • Part Holonyms: ↑fall, ↑autumn * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Martin's summer — mild, warm weather similar to Indian summer, occurring in November. [1585 95; from the occurence of such weather around the feast of St. Martin, celebrated on November 11] * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Martin's herb — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St Martin's summer — n. Brit. a period of fine weather expected about 11 Nov. * * * St Martin s summer noun A spell of mild, damp weather in late autumn • • • Main Entry: ↑saint …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saint Andrew's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Anthony's cross — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Anthony's fire — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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