from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of summer.
  • n. An instance of spending the Summer, as for a vacation or for cooler weather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of early apple.
  • n. Rural merrymaking at midsummer; a summer holiday.
  • n. In architecture, in conic vaulting, where the axis is horizontal, the two surfaces which, if produced, would intersect the axis of the cone.


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  • They call their summering place Willow Camp, but their home is Elk Camp.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Emanuel, born to an Israeli doctor who married a local woman after he moved to Chicago in the mid-1950s, speaks Hebrew and fondly recalls summering each year in Israel as a child - including just after the 1967 Six-Day War.

    JTA - Recent News

  • Clothing options which serve the double-duty of covering you while proclaiming your "summering" nature include: ascots, nautical/whale-themed styling on pants, ties, or hats, salmon-colored anything (please, "Nantucket red") and topsiders and/or really worn out leather flip-flops protecting you from that totally not top-drawer dirt.

    Jilly Gagnon: Makeover For Summer...Affectations!

  • After she hung up, we discussed how long she should have said I'd be gone; she smiled as she came up with the old expression: "summering" at the Cape.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • They had left behind them the days of "summering" in some "quaint" little place they had "discovered" in the Dolomites or spending an entire season in Iceland.

    The End of the Pier

  • A classic with the moneyed set, letting friends know you're "summering" in the Hamptons instead of simply renting a house for a week, that you plan on "overnighting" with the yacht (or that you're going yachting to an overnight ...), or that "the club" you're referring to need never be named, as it could only refer to whichever one nearby precludes entry to certain ethnicities and forbids denim, means that your linguistic output will be cut in half while your smarm is doubled!

    Jilly Gagnon: Makeover For Summer...Affectations!

  • I love the beach having grown up in MA. and summering in ME.

    Spanish lessons

  • I hope to return to the seventeenth century someday, as I truly love it, but for now I am riding on omnibuses through leafy squares, summering in Sussex, and hoping this war will be over by Christmas.

    Exit the Actress

  • Many of the New Havenites were summering on Nantucket, bumping their hometown down a notch in the rankings.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Population of the 24 Urban Places [in the U.S]: 1790″

  • The absence of human agents reflects what can only be described as Feininger's longing for stability which he allegedly found, at least in part, when summering in Deep.

    Alexander Adler: Lyonel Feininger: At The Edge of The World


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