American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The summer season.
- n. The period or season of summer.
- n. the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox
“M. O'BRIEN: Do you think that in London they'll vote to move what they call summertime to match us or are we going to be the lone wolf in all of this for quite a long time?”
“With my first step, I sank up to my waist and got a good whiff of the gym-bag-from-hell odor that any marsh emits in summertime when disturbed.”
“For those of us who work in schools, summertime is like a mini New Year.”
“I crouched down on the bricks, and began to pick off the dead and dying leaves as I listened to the ever-present sound of suburban life in summertime: the drone of a distant lawnmower, the squeal of children playing in the pool across the street and tag in the backyard behind my house, and the music of birdsong all around my yard.”
“I really love going after crappie and for me summertime is the best time for active crappie.”
“Throw in that summertime is when blood stocks are at their lowest (a major part of drives are run by schools), and there is a significant crunch in the near future that can be alleviated by donating now.”
“Of course in summertime in France, while active service is on, it is extremely difficult to make such an investigation as he would desire, and the work that he did was based very largely, I suppose, on what he saw in England.”
“The wintertime effort to check on compliance with the prohibition against serving minors follows a series of stings in 2008 that resulted in short summertime suspensions for a score of businesses in 2009.”
“12: 30PM Sarah Stokely | If you have pets, you know that summertime is the prime season for fleas.”
“The garden behind Uncle Jan’s house was thick with color in summertime, but now it looked like an unused room, with white sheets draped over the furnishings.”
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