from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To spend the summer, as at a special place.
- intransitive v. Zoology To pass the summer in a dormant or torpid state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To go into stasis or torpor in the summer months.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass the summer, as in a given place or in a given manner.
- In zoology, to pass into or remain in the summer sleep, as some mollusks; be dormant in summer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sleep during summer
Latin aestīvāre, aestīvāt-, from aestīvus, estival; see estival.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)