midsummer


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mid·sum·mer

 (mĭd′sŭm′ər)
n.
1. The middle of the summer.
2. The summer solstice, on or about June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere.

midsummer

(ˈmɪdˈsʌmə)
n
1.
a. the middle or height of the summer
b. (as modifier): a midsummer carnival.
2. (Astronomy) another name for summer solstice

mid•sum•mer

(ˈmɪdˈsʌm ər, -ˌsʌm-)

n.
1. the middle of summer.
2. the summer solstice, around June 21.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the middle of the summer.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midsummer - June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost pointmidsummer - June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point
June - the month following May and preceding July
solstice - either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
summer, summertime - the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
Translations
مُنْتَصَف الصَّيْف
uprostřed léta
midsommermidsommer-
nyárközép
JoninėsJoninių naktisvasarvidisvidurvasaris
vasaras vidus/saulgrieži
uprostred leta
yaz ortası

midsummer

[ˈmɪdˈsʌməʳ]
A. Npleno verano m
in midsummeren pleno verano
"Midsummer Night's Dream""El sueño de una noche de verano"
B. CPD Midsummer('s) Day NDía m de San Juan (24 junio)
midsummer madness Nlocura f pasajera

midsummer

[ˌmɪdˈsʌmər]
nle plein été m
in midsummer → en plein été
modif [day, morning] → d'été
a midsummer day in the midst of a heat-wave → un jour d'été en pleine canicule
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare → "Songe d'une nuit d'été" de William ShakespeareMidsummer Day Midsummer's Day nSaint-Jean fmid-term blues n [government] → chute f de popularité de milieu de mandatmidterm elections [ˌmɪdtɛrmɪˈlɛkʃənz] nplélections fpl de mi-mandatmidterm exams [ˌmɪdtɛrmɪgˈzæmz] nplexamens mpl de mi-trimestre

midsummer

[ˈmɪdˌsʌməʳ] npiena estate f

midsummer

(midˈsamə) noun
the middle of summer. It happened in midsummer; (also adjective) a midsummer day.
Midsummer ˈDay noun
the 24th of June when the saint's day of St. John the Baptist is celebrated.
Midsummer ˈEve noun
References in classic literature ?
Laurence sat in a recess near the book-ease, reading, not for the first time, the Midsummer Night's Dream.
The intervals of silence grew longer and longer, the voice fainter and farther, and by midsummer it was heard no more.
That, pending the arrival of this period, an income of six hundred pounds was to be paid to him by his two Trustees, half-yearly--at Christmas and Midsummer Day.
You see, I want to put him to a new school at Midsummer," said Mr.
But the fir-wood behind the little house was forever green and staunch; and even in November and December there came gracious days of sunshine and purple hazes, when the harbor danced and sparkled as blithely as in midsummer, and the gulf was so softly blue and tender that the storm and the wild wind seemed only things of a long-past dream.
Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Act III, Scene 1, lines 137-141}
Spite of this frigid winter night in the boisterous Atlantic, spite of my wet feet and wetter jacket, there was yet, it then seemed to me, many a pleasant haven in store; and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
The sky was what is called a mackerel sky--rows and rows of faint down-plumes of cloud, just tinted with the midsummer sunset.
As the night air in these elevated regions is apt to be cold, a blazing fire was soon made, that would have done credit to a Christmas dinner, instead of a midsummer banquet.
The glory of a perfect English midsummer lay like a golden spell upon the land.
One dark night in midsummer a man waking from a dreamless sleep in a forest lifted his head from the earth, and staring a few moments into the blackness, said: "Catherine Larue.
A splendid Midsummer shone over England: skies so pure, suns so radiant as were then seen in long succession, seldom favour even singly, our wave-girt land.