American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The middle of the summer.
- n. The summer solstice, about June 21.
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. On midsummer eve, or the eve of the feast of St. John Baptist (June 24th), it was the custom in former times to kindle fires (called
St. John's fires) upon hills in celebration of the summer solstice.
- n. Lunacy.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The middle of summer.
- n. June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
- 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)
“The "unidentified decedent," reposing in the D.C. morgue since midsummer, is stored one floor down from street level.”
“Fans arrived several hours before faceoff, just like at a Cubs game in midsummer, milling on the street until the gates opened.”
“Each heart-shaped leaf is 2 to 3 inches long and held out gracefully, for a very layered, airy look that keeps its grace and hold even in midsummer heat.”
“The lower leaves may blackspot a little and it gets devastated by Japanese beetles in midsummer, but quickly grows out of any damage.”
“Even if the producer is just someone with extra tomatoes from their backyard, or surplus eggs from their chickens in midsummer, or an overgrown apple tree.”
“- Video of engine #1914 running in midsummer at comments”
“These “polls” were done in midsummer and seemed to be conducted whereever there was a competitive race.”
“The river has been known to get bony in midsummer, but even then you can wade-fish or pick your way downriver in an inflatable craft.”
“The local school, which reopened in late spring but was still being repaired by midsummer, is rebuilt.”
“It gets more crowded in midsummer when school is out.”
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