Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Climate.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, region of the earth, from Late Latin clima, from Greek klima; see climate.]

Examples

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

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  • 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

  • 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 Containing Brief Biographical Notices of Distinguished Americans, and Anecdotes of Remarkable Men; Interspersed with Scenes and Incidents Occurring during a Long Life of Observation Chiefly Spent in the Southwest

  • 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

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  • "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

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

    October 7, 2008