summer Definition

the warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February.

Using summer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "summer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I love going to the beach in the summer.

  • Example

    We're planning a summer vacation in Europe.

  • Example

    The summer heat can be unbearable sometimes.

summer Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for summer

Idioms Using summer

  • the hottest and most uncomfortable part of summer


    I can't wait for fall to arrive. I'm tired of the dog days of summer.

  • a period of unseasonably warm weather that occurs in autumn, usually after the first frost


    We had an Indian summer last year that lasted well into November.

  • a movie that is released during the summer months and is expected to be very popular and financially successful


    The new Marvel movie is expected to be a summer blockbuster.

Phrases with summer

  • summer camp

    a program for children during the summer that involves camping outdoors and participating in various activities


    My kids are going to summer camp next week.

  • a school or college program that is held during the summer months, usually for students who need to make up credits or improve their grades


    I'm taking a math class in summer school to catch up on my credits.

  • the day with the longest period of daylight, occurring around June 21 in the northern hemisphere and December 22 in the southern hemisphere


    The summer solstice marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere.

Origins of summer

from Old English 'sumor'


Summary: summer in Brief

Summer [ˈsʌmər] is the warmest season of the year, spanning from June to August in the northern hemisphere and December to February in the southern hemisphere. It is characterized by hot weather and is a popular time for vacations and outdoor activities. Phrases like 'summer camp,' 'summer school,' and 'summer solstice' are commonly used. Idioms like 'dog days of summer,' 'Indian summer,' and 'summer blockbuster' are also associated with this season.

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