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English noun: summer

1. summer (time) the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox


SamplesThey spent a lazy summer at the shore.


Synonymssummertime


Broader (hypernym)season, time of year


Part holonymcanicular days, canicule, dog days, June 21, midsummer, summer solstice

2. summer (time) the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty


SamplesThe golden summer of his life.


Broader (hypernym)time of life


Domain usagefigure, figure of speech, image, trope


English verb: summer

1. summer (stative) spend the summer


SamplesWe summered in Kashmir.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)pass, spend









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