['sʌmə] or ['sʌmɚ]
(noun.) the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty; 'the golden summer of his life'.
(noun.) the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; 'they spent a lazy summer at the shore'.
(verb.) spend the summer; 'We summered in Kashmir'.
(v.) One who sums; one who casts up an account.
(n.) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: (a) The lintel of a door or window. (b) The commencement of a cross vault. (c) A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.
(n.) The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region; the warmest period of the year.
(v. i.) To pass the summer; to spend the warm season; as, to summer in Switzerland.
(v. t.) To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.
n. the first stone laid over columns or pilasters to form a cross vault: the central beam of a floor which receives the joists: any large piece of timber supported on two strong piers or posts and serving as a lintel to a door window &c.; (obs.) a pack-horse a sumpter-horse.
n. the second and warmest season of the year—June July August.—v.i. to pass the summer.—v.t. to keep through the summer.—adj. Summ′er-dried dried by the heat of summer.—n. Summ′er-duck a beautiful North American duck.—adj. Summ′er-fall′ow lying fallow during the summer.—ns. Summ′er-house a house in a garden used in summer: a summer residence; Summ′ering a kind of early apple.—adv. Summ′er-like.—adj. Summ′erly warm and bright like summer.—ns. Summ′er-shine the summer colour of a bird insect &c.; Summ′er-tide Summ′er-time the summer season.—adj. Summ′ery like summer.—Indian summer (see Indian); St Luke's St Martin's summer (see Saint).
An oppressive and expensive season invented by rural cottage and hotel owners, railroad and steamboat companies and the Iceman.
- Summer freckles yield very speedily to this treatment. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- But nothing that could be done would prevent the rubber from getting soft in summer and hard and brittle in the winter. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Only in the summer of 1776 did Congress take the irrevocable step of declaring for separation. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Mrs. Bennet's best comfort was that Mr. Bingley must be down again in the summer. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- You had a love affair all summer and got this girl with child and now I suppose you'll sneak off. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- In the window, where a little of the bright summer evening sky could shine upon her, Little Dorrit stood, and read. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- But by the light of this summer day, Jarndyce, if you call upon the owner while you stay with me, you are likely to have but a cool reception. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- One side of the window was open, which I understand was quite usual in the summer-time, and he passed without difficulty into the room. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- It was dull and dreary enough, when the long summer evening closed in, on that Saturday night. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- In the summer of 1852 the Panama railroad was completed only to the point where it now crosses the Chagres River. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Everything bore the stamp of summer, and none of its beautiful colour had yet faded from the die. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- A certain mental disorder became perceptible in Robespierre as the summer of 1794 drew on. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The songs she sang, without lament, In her prison-house of pain, Forever are they sweetly blent With the falling summer rain. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- In summer the contrary. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- I had not, Miss Crawford, been an inattentive observer of what was passing between him and some part of this family in the summer and autumn. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- There will be work for five summers at least before the place is liveable. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Weighed down by sorrow and disappointment, he died before I was born--six thousand brief summers before I was born. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Wildeve is older than Tamsin Yeobright by a good-few summers. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.