- n. a stretch of sunny and warm days during late autumn
- n. figuratively the late autumn of life; a late flowering of activity before old age
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. in the United States, a period of warm and pleasant weather occurring late in autumn. See under Summer.
- n. in North America, a period of warm weather late in autumn, usually characterized by a clear sky, and by a hazy or smoky appearance of the atmosphere, especially near the horizon. The name is derived probably from the custom of the Indians of using this time in preparation for winter by laying in stores of food.
- n. a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
“It is like a monster ever unsubdued, this stubborn land that drowses in this Indian summer weather and that survives them all, the men who scratched its surface and passed.”
“An unusally long, warm Indian summer had made the trees last beyond what was normal . . . and the foliage in the cemetery seemed to be held in state just to welcome her aunt.”
“One wonderful autumn day six of "the gang" had prowled the forest for hours, and had succeeded in bugging some plump partridges, and late in the afternoon they all sprawled out in the Indian summer sunshine, finishing the remnants of their luncheon, and looking about the marvellous cavern that, formed by the pine-crowned hills, lay like a cup at their feet.”
“The book is pervaded with the spirit of a dreamy pathos, such as constitutes the mental atmosphere of modern Rome; not unlike the haze of an Indian summer day, which we only half enjoy from a foreboding of the approach of winter.”
“The response of Averroës to al-Ghazzālī was like an Indian summer for this early Peripatetic school and did not exercise any appreciable influence upon the later course of”
“The Indian summer had dreamed on and on, and then, suddenly, with the sharpness of bugles, winter came.”
“It was a beautiful Indian summer day, balmy and blue-skied.”
“You are a charm in the Indian summer of my sweet and pure friendships, without egoisms, and without deceptions in consequence.”
“The last Mariposa lily vanished from the burnt grasses as the California Indian summer dreamed itself out in purple mists on the windless air.”
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Being a list of those unofficial times of year--not "January" or "July," just winter and summer, &c.
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