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autumn

AU'TUMN, n. au'tum. [L. autumnus, "Etymon multum torquetur."]

The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter. Astronomically, it begins at the equinox, when the sun enters libra, and ends at the winter solstice; but in popular language autumn comprises September, October and November.

The golden pomp of autumn.



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AU'TUMN, n. au'tum. [L. autumnus, "Etymon multum torquetur."]

The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter. Astronomically, it begins at the equinox, when the sun enters libra, and ends at the winter solstice; but in popular language autumn comprises September, October and November.

The golden pomp of autumn.

AU'TUMN, n. [au'tum; L. autumnus, “Etymon multum torquetur.” Ainsworth.]

The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter. Astronomically it begins at the equinox, when the sun enters Libra, and ends at the winter solstice; but in popular language, autumn comprises September, October, and November. The golden pomp of autumn. – Irving.


Au"tumn
  1. The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter solstice, about December 23; but in popular language, autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and November.

    * In England, according to Johnson, autumn popularly comprises August, September, and October. In the southern hemisphere, the autumn corresponds to our spring.

  2. The harvest or fruits of autumn.

    Milton.
  3. The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third stage.

    Dr. Preston was now entering into the autumn of the duke's favor.
    Fuller.

    Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.
    Wordsworth.

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Autumn

AU'TUMN, noun au'tum. [Latin autumnus, 'Etymon multum torquetur.']

The third season of the year, or the season between summer and winter. Astronomically, it begins at the equinox, when the sun enters libra, and ends at the winter solstice; but in popular language autumn comprises September, October and November.

The golden pomp of autumn

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