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

  • n. The middle of the summer.
  • n. The summer solstice, about June 21.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The period around the summer solstice; about 21st June in the northern hemisphere.
  • n. The first day of summer
  • n. The middle of summer.
  • n. Midsummer Day, the English quarter day.
  • adj. Happening in the middle of summer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The middle of summer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The middle of summer; the period of the summer solstice, about the 21st of June (astronomically the beginning of summer), because in Great Britain summer is considered as beginning with May; specifically, midsummer day, June 24th. See midsummer day, below.
  • n. Lunacy.

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

  • n. June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point

Etymologies

From Middle English, from Old English midsumer, midsumor ("midsummer"), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (“mid-”), *sumaraz (“summer”), equivalent to mid- +‎ summer. More at mid, summer. (Wiktionary)

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