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autumn


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autumn  \Au"tumn\,  n.  [L.  auctumnus  autumnus  perh.  fr  a  root 
  av  to  satisfy  one's  self:  cf  F.  automne  See  {Avarice}.] 
  1.  The  third  season  of  the  year,  or  the  season  between  summer 
  and  winter,  often  called  ``the  fall.''  Astronomically,  it 
  begins  in  the  northern  temperate  zone  at  the  autumnal 
  equinox,  about  September  23,  and  ends  at  the  winter 
  solstice,  about  December  23;  but  in  popular  language, 
  autumn,  in  America,  comprises  September,  October,  and 
  November. 
 
  Note:  In  England,  according  to  Johnson,  autumn  popularly 
  comprises  August,  September,  and  October.  In  the 
  southern  hemisphere,  the  autumn  corresponds  to  our 
  spring. 
 
  2.  The  harvest  or  fruits  of  autumn.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  The  time  of  maturity  or  decline  latter  portion;  third 
  stage. 
 
  Dr  Preston  was  now  entering  into  the  autumn  of  the 
  duke's  favor.  --Fuller. 
 
  Life's  autumn  past,  I  stand  on  winter's  verge. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autumn 
  adj  :  occurring  in  or  appropriate  to  the  season  of  autumn;  "autumn 
  leaves"  [syn:  {autumn(a)}] 
  n  :  the  season  when  the  leaves  fall  from  the  trees;  "in  the  fall 
  of  1973"  [syn:  {fall}] 




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