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au·tumn

 (ô′təm)
n.
1. The season of the year between summer and winter, during which the weather becomes cooler and many plants become dormant, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice and popularly considered to include the months of September, October, and November; fall. In the Southern Hemisphere autumn includes March, April, and May.
2. A period of maturity verging on decline.
adj.
1. Relating to or occurring in autumn: autumn foliage; autumn harvests.
2. Grown during the season of autumn: autumn crops.

[Middle English autumpne, from Old French autompne, from Latin autumnus.]

au·tum′nal (ô-tŭm′nəl) adj.
au·tum′nal·ly adv.

autumn

(ˈɔːtəm)
n
1. (sometimes capital)
a. Also called (esp US): fall the season of the year between summer and winter, astronomically from the September equinox to the December solstice in the N hemisphere and from the March equinox to the June solstice in the S hemisphere
b. (as modifier): autumn leaves.
2. a period of late maturity, esp one followed by a decline
[C14: from Latin autumnus, perhaps of Etruscan origin]

au•tumn

(ˈɔ təm)

n.
1. the season between summer and winter; fall: in the Northern Hemisphere, from the September equinox to the December solstice; in the Southern Hemisphere, from the March equinox to the June solstice.
2. a time of full maturity, esp. the late stages of maturity or the early stages of decline.
[1325–75; autompne < Latin autumnus]
au•tum•nal (ɔˈtʌm nl) adj.
au•tum′nal•ly, adv.

au·tumn

(ô′təm)
The season of the year occurring between summer and winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, it extends from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice.

autumn

In British English, autumn or the autumn is the season between summer and winter.

Saturday was the first day of autumn.
The vote will take place in the autumn.

If you want to say that something happens every year during this season, you say that it happens in autumn or in the autumn.

In autumn the berries turn orange.
Birth rates are lowest in the autumn.

Be Careful!
Don't say that something happens 'in the autumns'.

In American English, autumn is referred to as the fall.

In the fall we are going to England.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autumn - the season when the leaves fall from the treesautumn - the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the fall of 1973"
Indian summer, Saint Martin's summer - a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
time of year, season - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"

autumn

noun
Related words
adjective autumnal
Translations
الـخَرِيففَصل الخَريف
podzim
efterår
aŭtuno
sügis
syksysyksyinen
jesen
ősz
haust
가을
autumnus
ruduorudeninis
rudens
toamnă
jesen
јесен
höst
ฤดูใบไม้ร่วง
mùa thu

autumn

[ˈɔːtəm] N (esp Brit) → otoño m
in autumnen otoño
I like to go walking in (the) autumnme gusta salir a pasear en otoño
in the autumn of 1998en el otoño de 1998
in early/late autumna principios/a finales del otoño
an autumn dayun día de otoño

autumn

[ˈɔːtəm] nautomne m
in autumn → en automne

autumn

(esp Brit)
n (lit, fig)Herbst m; in (the) autumnim Herbst; two autumns agoim Herbst vor zwei Jahren
adj attrHerbst-, herbstlich; autumn leavesbunte (Herbst)blätter pl

autumn

[ˈɔːtəm]
1. nautunno
2. adjautunnale

autumn

(ˈoːtəm) noun
(American fall) the season of the year when leaves change colour and fall and fruits ripen.
autumnal (oːˈtamnəl) adjective

autumn

الـخَرِيف podzim efterår Herbst φθινόπωρο otoño syksy automne jesen autunno 가을 herfst høst jesień outono осень höst ฤดูใบไม้ร่วง sonbahar mùa thu 秋天

autumn

n otoño
References in classic literature ?
The sun was low, and the heavens glowed with the splendor of an autumn sunset.
All the years that have passed have not dimmed my memory of that first glorious autumn.
Robert spoke of his intention to go to Mexico in the autumn, where fortune awaited him.
And, take it in the autumn, what can be pleasanter than to spend a whole day on the sunny side of a barn or a wood-pile, chatting with somebody as old as one's self; or, perhaps, idling away the time with a natural-born simpleton, who knows how to be idle, because even our busy Yankees never have found out how to put him to any use?
Even then I was in the autumn of my days, nor was it the early autumn.
As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn.
The summer had turned, the summer had gone; the autumn had dropped upon Bly and had blown out half our lights.
So this bright coin came from a country planted in the middle of the world, and beneath the great equator, and named after it; and it had been cast midway up the Andes, in the unwaning clime that knows no autumn.
One day late in the autumn my master had a long journey to go on business.
Be it what it may, it rested in the heart of Eva, a calm, sweet, prophetic certainty that Heaven was near; calm as the light of sunset, sweet as the bright stillness of autumn, there her little heart reposed, only troubled by sorrow for those who loved her so dearly.
So we saunter toward the Holy Land, till one day the sun shall shine more brightly than ever he has done, shall perchance shine into our minds and hearts, and light up our whole lives with a great awakening light, as warm and serene and golden as on a bankside in autumn.
It was most lovely and pleasant in those sylvan solitudes in the early cool morning in the first freshness of autumn.