(1) The warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox
"They spent a lazy summer at the shore"
(2) Spend the summer
"We summered in Kashmir"
from , akin to Old Saxon , Old Norse , Old High German , Old Frisian , Middle Dutch , Dutch , German , from (cf. Sanskrit , Avestan , Armenian , Old Irish ).
- One of four seasons, traditionally the second, marked by the longest and typically hottest days of the year due to the inclination of the Earth. Typically regarded as being from June 21 to September 20 in parts of the USA, and the months of December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.
- the heat of summer
- To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.
- We like to summer in the Mediterranean.