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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summer  \Sum"mer\,  n.  [From  {Sum},  v.] 
  One  who  sums;  one  who  casts  up  an  account. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summer  \Sum"mer\,  n.  [F.  sommier  a  rafter,  the  same  word  as 
  sommier  a  beast  of  burden.  See  {Sumpter}.]  (Arch.) 
  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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summer  \Sum"mer\,  n.  [OE.  sumer,  somer,  AS  sumor,  sumer;  akin 
  to  OFries  sumur,  D.  zomer,  OS  sumar,  G.  sommer,  OHG.  & 
  Icel.  sumar,  Dan.  sommer,  Sw  sommar  W.  haf,  Zend  hama,  Skr. 
  sam[=a]  year.  [root]292.] 
  The  season  of  the  year  in  which  the  sun  shines  most  directly 
  upon  any  region;  the  warmest  period  of  the  year. 
  Note:  North  of  the  equator  summer  is  popularly  taken  to 
  include  the  months  of  June,  July,  and  August. 
  Astronomically  it  may  be  considered,  in  the  northern 
  hemisphere,  to  begin  with  the  summer  solstice,  about 
  June  21st,  and  to  end  with  the  autumnal  equinox,  about 
  September  22d. 
  {Indian  summer},  in  North  America,  a  period  of  warm  weather 
  late  in  autumn,  usually  characterized  by  a  clear  sky,  and 
  by  a  hazy  or  smoky  appearance  of  the  atmosphere, 
  especially  near  the  horizon.  The  name  is  derived  probably 
  from  the  custom  of  the  Indians  of  using  this  time  in 
  preparation  for  winter  by  laying  in  stores  of  food. 
  {Saint  Martin's  summer}.  See  under  {Saint}. 
  {Summer  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  wryneck.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Summer  colt},  the  undulating  state  of  the  air  near  the 
  surface  of  the  ground  when  heated.  [Eng.] 
  {Summer  complaint}  (Med.),  a  popular  term  for  any  diarrheal 
  disorder  occurring  in  summer,  especially  when  produced  by 
  heat  and  indigestion. 
  {Summer  coot}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  gallinule.  [Local, 
  {Summer  cypress}  (Bot.),  an  annual  plant  ({Kochia  Scoparia}) 
  of  the  Goosefoot  family.  It  has  narrow,  ciliate,  crowded 
  leaves,  and  is  sometimes  seen  in  gardens. 
  {Summer  duck}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  wood  duck. 
  b  The  garganey,  or  summer  teal.  See  Illust.  of  {Wood  duck}, 
  under  {Wood}. 
  {Summer  fallow},  land  uncropped  and  plowed,  etc.,  during  the 
  summer,  in  order  to  pulverize  the  soil  and  kill  the  weeds. 
  {Summer  rash}  (Med.),  prickly  heat.  See  under  {Prickly}. 
  {Summer  sheldrake}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  hooded  merganser.  [Local, 
  {Summer  snipe}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  dunlin. 
  b  The  common  European  sandpiper. 
  c  The  green  sandpiper. 
  {Summer  tanager}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  singing  bird  ({Piranga  rubra}) 
  native  of  the  Middle  and  Southern  United  States.  The  male 
  is  deep  red,  the  female  is  yellowish  olive  above  and 
  yellow  beneath.  Called  also  {summer  redbird}. 
  {Summer  teal}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  blue-winged  teal.  [Local,  U.S.] 
  {Summer  wheat},  wheat  that  is  sown  in  the  spring,  and  matures 
  during  the  summer  following.  See  {Spring  wheat}. 
  {Summer  yellowbird}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Yellowbird}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summer  \Sum"mer\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Summered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Summering}.] 
  To  pass  the  summer;  to  spend  the  warm  season;  as  to  summer 
  in  Switzerland. 
  The  fowls  shall  summer  upon  them  --Isa.  xviii. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Summer  \Sum"mer\,  v.  t. 
  To  keep  or  carry  through  the  summer;  to  feed  during  the 
  summer;  as  to  summer  stock. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  occurring  in  or  appropriate  to  the  season  of  summer;  "summer 
  flowers"  [syn:  {summer(a)}] 
  n  :  the  warmest  season  of  the  year;  "they  spent  a  lazy  summer  at 
  the  shore"  [syn:  {summertime}] 
  v  :  spend  the  summer;  "We  summered  in  Kashmir" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  String  manipulation  and  pattern  matching  language  by  Klint  & 
  Sint  at  {CWI}  in  the  late  1970s.  It  was  recently  used  as  the 
  input  and  implementation  language  for  the  {Dataflow  Compiler 
  Project}  at  {CWI}. 
  ["An  Overview  of  the  SUMMER  Programming  Language",  Paul  Klint, 
  7th  POPL,  ACM  1980,  pp  47-55]. 

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