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clime

 (klīm)
n.
Climate: in search of warmer climes.

[Middle English, region of the earth, from Late Latin clima, from Greek klima; see climate.]

clime

(klaɪm)
n
(Physical Geography) poetic a region or its climate
[C16: from Late Latin clima; see climate]

cli•mate

(ˈklaɪ mɪt)

n.
1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
2. a region or area characterized by a given climate: to move to a warm climate.
3. the prevailing attitudes, standards, or conditions of a group, period, or place: a climate of political unrest.
[1350–1400; Middle English: region, latitude < Latin clīmat-, s. of clīma < Greek klima <kli(nein) to slope, lean]
cli•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clime - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of timeclime - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time; "the dank climate of southern Wales"; "plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"
environmental condition - the state of the environment
Translations

clime

[klaɪm] N (liter) (= climate) → clima m; (= country) → región f
in warmer/sunnier climesen tierras or regiones más cálidas/soleadas
he went off to foreign climesse marchó a tierras extranjeras

clime

n (old, liter)Himmelsstrich (old, liter), → Landstrich (geh) m; in these climesin diesen Breiten; he moved to warmer climeser zog in wärmere Breiten
References in classic literature ?
To have surrendered to temptation; listened to passion; made no painful effort--no struggle;--but to have sunk down in the silken snare; fallen asleep on the flowers covering it; wakened in a southern clime, amongst the luxuries of a pleasure villa: to have been now living in France, Mr.
It grieved him to think that his little Alice, who was a flower bud fresh from paradise, must open her leaves to the rough breezes of the world, or ever open them in any clime.
She had not yielded for an instant to the enervating charm of the tropics, but contrariwise was more active, more worldly, more decided than anyone in a temperate clime would have thought it possible to be.
Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime, Said then the lost Arch Angel, this the seat That we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom For that celestial light?
We can imagine with what feelings of awe and admiration he must have contemplated the Wind River Sierra, or bed of mountains; that great fountainhead from whose springs, and lakes, and melted snows some of those mighty rivers take their rise, which wander over hundreds of miles of varied country and clime, and find their way to the opposite waves of the Atlantic and the Pacific.
She thought of her husband in some vague warm clime on the other side of the globe, while she was here in the cold.
The participants in it, instead of freighting an ungainly steam ferry--boat with youth and beauty and pies and doughnuts, and paddling up some obscure creek to disembark upon a grassy lawn and wear themselves out with a long summer day's laborious frolicking under the impression that it was fun, were to sail away in a great steamship with flags flying and cannon pealing, and take a royal holiday beyond the broad ocean in many a strange clime and in many a land renowned in history
He it was whom Tarzan had left in charge of the warriors who remained to guard Lady Greystoke, nor could a braver or more loyal guardian have been found in any clime or upon any soil.
In some foreign clime there be opportunities abundant for such as thee.
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes: A thing, as the Bellman remarked, That frequently happens in tropical climes, When a vessel is, so to speak, "snarked.
There were days when my heart was volcanic As the scoriac rivers that roll -- As the lavas that restlessly roll Their sulphurous currents down Yaanek, In the ultimate climes of the Pole -- That groan as they roll down Mount Yaanek In the realms of the Boreal Pole.
Let them talk of their oriental summer climes of everlasting conservatories; give me the privilege of making my own summer with my own coals.