Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Climate: in search of warmer climes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A particular region as defined by its weather or climate.
  • n. Climate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A climate; a tract or region of the earth. See climate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete variant of climb.
  • n. A tract or region of the earth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time

Etymologies

Middle English, region of the earth, from Late Latin clima, from Greek klima; see climate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Farmers' Almanac forecasts what it calls "clime and punishment."

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Our clime is a furnace, and her children are flame, at least, strange sir, some of them are a self-consuming flame.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • In pursuance of the first plan, he proposed to put a "clime" upon the king's leg, rightly judging that that would mortify him to the last and perfect degree; and as soon as the clime should operate, he meant to get Canty's help, and force the king to expose his leg in the highway and beg for alms.

    The Prince and the Pauper; a tale for young people of all ages

  • In pursuance of the first plan, he purposed to put a 'clime' upon the

    The Prince and the Pauper

  • If then, in the countless ages of the past, or at the present hour in some foreign clime which is far away and beyond our ken, the perfected philosopher is or has been or hereafter shall be compelled by a superior power to have the charge of the State, we are ready to assert to the death, that this our constitution has been, and is — yea, and will be whenever the muse of philosophy is queen.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • If then, in the countless ages of the past, or at the present hour in some foreign clime which is far away and beyond our ken, the perfected philosopher is or has been or hereafter shall be compelled by a superior power to have the charge of the State, we are ready to assert to the death, that this our constitution has been, and is -- yea, and will be whenever the Muse of Philosophy is queen.

    The Republic

  • If then, in the countless ages of the past, or at the present hour in some foreign clime which is far away and beyond our ken, the perfected philosopher is or has been or hereafter shall be compelled by a superior power to have the charge of the State, we are ready to assert to the death, that this our constitution has been, and is -- yea, and will be whenever the muse of philosophy is queen.

    The Republic of Plato

  • Our white ducks are gone, and, in south latitude thirty-five, we are wearing the garments of a temperate clime.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • The loss of those jobs effectively removed what was for many American the first rung on the economic ladder to middle-class stability — good jobs, as Mary Kay Henry wrote, the "jobs you can raise a family on," jobs that let you afford to educate your kids, and give them a chance to clime those next few rungs with the boost you've given them.

    Terrance Heath: A Pledge To 1% of America

  • He is deeply tanned, his skin drinking in the sun even in our northern clime.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

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  • And Charlie in "Dead Poets Society." ;)

    October 7, 2008

  • "She walks in beauty,
    Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that's best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes."
    - Byron.

    October 6, 2008