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summer British & World English

A horizontal bearing beam, especially one supporting joists or rafters

summer1 British & World English

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

summer2 British & World English

A horizontal bearing beam, especially one supporting joists or rafters

summer camp British & World English

(Especially in North America) a camp providing recreational and sporting facilities for children during the summer holiday period

summer time British & World English

Time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting clocks an hour ahead of the standard time

Indian summer British & World English

A period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn

summer house British & World English

A small building in a garden, used for sitting in during fine weather

Summer Palace British & World English

A palace (now in ruins) of the former Chinese emperors near Beijing

summer school British & World English

A course of lectures held during school and university summer vacations, taken as part of an academic course or as an independent course of study for professional or personal purposes

summer season British & World English

The period in summer when most people take holidays

summer squash British & World English

A squash which is eaten before the seeds and rind have hardened and which does not keep

summer stock British & World English

Theatrical productions by a repertory company organized for the summer season, especially at holiday resorts

summer-weight British & World English

(Of clothes) made of light fabric and therefore cool to wear

summer house English Thesaurus

one of her favourite haunts as a child was the old summer house on the river bank

barbecue summer British & World English

A summer characterized by long spells of warm, dry weather

summer country British & World English

Fertile land with reliable rainfall in summer

summer cypress British & World English

Another term for kochia.

summer pudding British & World English

A pudding of soft summer fruit encased in bread or sponge

summer sausage British & World English

A type of hard dried and smoked sausage which is similar to salami in preparation and can be made in winter to keep until summer

summer solstice British & World English

The solstice at midsummer, at the time of the longest day, about 21 June in the northern hemisphere and 22 December in the southern hemisphere

summer tanager British & World English

A tanager (bird), the adult male of which is rosy red, and which is a common summer visitor in the central and southern US

snow-in-summer British & World English

Either of two white-flowered plants with silvery-green leaves:

summer lightning British & World English

Distant sheet lightning without audible thunder, typically occurring on a summer night

Double Summer Time British & World English

Daylight saving time in which clocks are set two hours ahead of standard time, used in Britain during the Second World War

St Luke's summer British & World English

A period of fine weather around 18 October (the saint’s feast day)

St Martin's summer British & World English

A period of fine weather around 11 November (the feast day of St Martin of Tours)

British Summer Time British & World English

Time as advanced one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time for daylight saving in the UK between March and October

one swallow does not make a summer British & World English

A single fortunate event doesn’t mean that what follows will also be good

summer camp in camp1 British & World English

A summer holiday programme for children, offering a range of activities

midsummer British & World English

The middle part of summer

summer tree in summer2 British & World English

A horizontal bearing beam, especially one supporting joists or rafters

savory1 British & World English

An aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb

summer savory in savory1 British & World English

An aromatic plant of the mint family, used as a culinary herb

summer solstice in solstice British & World English

Either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days

summer squashes in squash2 British & World English

The trailing plant of the gourd family which produces the squash

one swallow does not make a summer in swallow2 British & World English

A single fortunate event doesn’t mean that what follows will also be good