Definition of Autumn

1. Noun. The season when the leaves fall from the trees. "In the fall of 1973"

Exact synonyms: Fall
Terms within: Indian Summer, Saint Martin's Summer, Autumnal Equinox, Fall Equinox, September Equinox
Generic synonyms: Season, Time Of Year
Derivative terms: Autumnal

Definition of Autumn

1. n. 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.

Definition of Autumn

1. Proper noun. (English female given name) of modern usage, from the name of the season. ¹

2. Noun. Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to autumn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autumn

1. a season of the year [n -S] : AUTUMNAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Autumn

1. 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. 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. 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) Origin: L. Auctumnus, autumnus, perh. Fr. A root av to satisfy one's self: cf. F. Automne. See Avarice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autumn

autoworkers
autoxidation
autoxidations
autoxidative
autoxidisable
autoxidise
autoxidised
autoxidises
autoxidising
autoxidize
autoxidized
autoxidizes
autoxidizing
autozygome
autozygous
autumn (current term)
autumn crocus
autumn equinox
autumn fever
autumn pumpkin
autumn sneezeweed
autumn years
autumnal
autumnal equinox
autumnally
autumns
autumntime
autumny
autunite
autunites

Literary usage of Autumn

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1. Report (1904)
"Summer and autumn. A. campester var. hortensis. The cultivated form. ... Spring to autumn. Clitocybe nebularis Batsch. Sent one from Ludington. Blodgett. ..."

2. An Authentic History of Lancaster County: In the State of Pennsylvania by Jacob Isidor Mombert (1869)
"Migratory, spring and autumn; becoming less frequent, yearly. 214. ... Common; migratory, spring and early autumn. Sp'm' No. 121, Mus. Linn. Soc. Lane. 220. ..."

3. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"< autumn-Grown Peas. The less said the better is one way of considering the growing of peas during autumn. A block of thirty-two hills was planted to peas ..."

4. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Jean Starr Untermeyer autumn (To My Mother) How memory cuts away the years, And how clean the picture comes Of autumn days, brisk and busy; Charged with ..."

5. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Jean Starr Untermeyer autumn (To My Mother) How memory cuts away the years, And how clean the picture comes Of autumn days, brisk and busy; Charged with ..."

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