1. noun /ˈsʌmə(ɹ),ˈsʌmɚ/
a) One of four seasons, traditionally the second, marked by the longest and typically hottest days of the year due to the inclination of the Earth and thermal lag. Typically regarded as being from June 21 to September 20 in parts of the USA, and the months of December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.

the heat of summer

b) A horizontal beam supporting a building.

And we are warned, that the foundation or maine summers of our houses faile and shrinke, when we see the quarters bend, or wals to breake.

Syn: summer-tree
2. verb /ˈsʌmə(ɹ),ˈsʌmɚ/
To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.

We like to summer in the Mediterranean.

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