Indian summer


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Indian summer

n.
1. A period of mild weather occurring in late autumn.
2. A pleasant, tranquil, or flourishing period occurring near the end of something: the Indian summer of the administration.

Indian summer

n
1. a period of unusually settled warm weather after the end of summer proper
2. (Physical Geography) a period of unusually settled warm weather after the end of summer proper
3. a period of ease and tranquillity or of renewed productivity towards the end of a person's life or of an epoch
[originally US: probably so named because it was first noted in regions occupied by American Indians]

In′dian sum′mer


n.
a period of mild, dry weather sometimes occurring in late October or early November.
[1770–80, Amer.]

Indian summer

A spell of mild weather in the late fall, or period of calmness or prosperity toward the end of something.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Indian summer - a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
autumn, fall - the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
Translations
babí léto
Altweibersommerzweiter Frühling
intiaanikesä
été indienété de la Saint-Martinété des Indiens
estate di S. Martinoestate di San Martinoestate indiana
小春日和
pogodna jesieńpogodna jesień życia

Indian summer

n (fig) → estate f di San Martino
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The book is associated especially in my mind with one golden day of Indian summer, when I carried it into the woods with me, and abandoned myself to a welter of emotion over its page.
It is like a monster ever unsubdued, this stubborn land that drowses in this Indian summer weather and that survives them all, the men who scratched its surface and passed.
It was a glorious Indian summer day, which suggested nothing of Thanksgiving, near at hand as it was.
Came a beautiful fall day, warm and languid, palpitant with the hush of the changing season, a California Indian summer day, with hazy sun and wandering wisps of breeze that did not stir the slumber of the air.
But as the last two days had been very warm, like an Indian summer, the ice was not now transparent, showing the dark green color of the water, and the bottom, but opaque and whitish or gray, and though twice as thick was hardly stronger than before, for the air bubbles had greatly expanded under this heat and run together, and lost their regularity; they were no longer one directly over another, but often like silvery coins poured from a bag, one overlapping another, or in thin flakes, as if occupying slight cleavages.
The imprisonment of Wolf Larsen had happened most opportunely, for what must have been the Indian summer of this high latitude was gone and drizzling stormy weather had set in.
Coming so late as it did, it was a kind of Indian summer, with a mist in its balmiest sunshine, and decay and death in its gaudiest delight.
Nobody told me about him, and he died when I was six, and yet within the last year or two, that strange Indian summer of remembrance that comes to us in the leisured times when the children have been born and we have time to think, has made me know him perfectly well.
It was the brief Indian Summer of the high latitudes.
These halcyons may be looked for with a little more assurance in that pure October weather which we distinguish by the name of the Indian summer.
The Braces potentate was at present passing, in excellent health, through the Indian summer of life.
The last Mariposa lily vanished from the burnt grasses as the California Indian summer dreamed itself out in purple mists on the windless air.

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