I. noun Etymology: Middle English sumer, from Old English sumor; akin to Old High German & Old Norse sumer summer, Sanskrit samā year, season Date: before 12th century 1. the season between spring and autumn comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of June, July, and August or as reckoned astronomically extending from the June solstice to the September equinox 2. the warmer half of the year 3. year <
a girl of seventeen summers
4. a period of maturing powers • summerlike adjective II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or suitable for summer <
summer vacation
a summer home
2. sown in the spring and harvested in the same year as sown <
summer wheat
— compare winter III. verb (summered; summering) Date: 15th century intransitive verb to pass the summer transitive verb to keep or carry through the summer; especially to provide (as cattle or sheep) with pasture during the summer

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