Definition of Indian summer

1. Noun. A period of unusually warm weather in the autumn.

Exact synonyms: Saint Martin's Summer
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Group relationships: Autumn, Fall

Definition of Indian summer

1. Noun. a stretch of sunny and warm days during late autumn ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) the late autumn of life; a late flowering of activity before old age ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian Summer

Indian rattlebox
Indian red
Indian relish
Indian rhinoceros
Indian rhinoplasty
Indian rhododendron
Indian rhubarb
Indian rice
Indian rosewood
Indian rupee
Indian salad
Indian senna
Indian sickness
Indian strawberry
Indian style
Indian summer
Indian summers
Indian sunburn
Indian sunburns
Indian tapir
Indian tick fever
Indian tick typhus
Indian tobacco
Indian trail
Indian turnip
Indian wrestle
Indian wrestled
Indian wrestles
Indian wrestling
Indian yellow

Literary usage of Indian summer

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"indian summer—contd. 1823 The indian summer.... is caused by millions of acres, for thousands of miles round, being in a wide-spreading, flaming, ..."

2. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1917)
"Mr. HORACE E. WARE read the following — NOTES ON THE TERM indian summer The term indian summer has been learnedly discussed by Mr. Albert Matthews l and by ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1849)
"indian summer. As connected with the history of the Indian Wars of the western country, it may not be amiss to give an explanation of the term "Indian ..."

4. The Old Farmer and His Almanack: Being Some Observations on Life and Manners by George Lyman Kittredge (1920)
"indian summer is as familiar a phrase as can well be imagined, ... The Indian summer here. Frosty nights." 2 The diarist must surely have used a phrase that ..."

5. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"Oct. 22; This and the last two days Indian-summer weather, following hard on ... A beautiful, calm Indian-summer afternoon, the withered reeds on the brink ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1922)
"He also thinks it " conceivable that indian summer was at first equivalent ... A wholly different origin of the " indian summer " has been suggested by Mr. ..."

7. The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography by Henry Adams (1918)
"... CHAPTER XXIV indian summer (1898-1899) THE summer of the Spanish War began the indian summer of life to one who had reached sixty years of age, ..."

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