noun Date: before 12th century 1. the middle of summer 2. the summer solstice • midsummer adjective

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  • midsummer — (n.) O.E. midsumor, from MID (Cf. mid) + sumor summer (see SUMMER (Cf. summer)). Midsummer Day, as an English quarter day, was June 24. Astronomically June 21, but traditionally reckoned in Europe on the night of June 23 24 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • midsummer — ► NOUN 1) the middle part of summer. 2) the summer solstice …   English terms dictionary

  • Midsummer — For other uses, see Midsummer (disambiguation). Midsummer Midsummer bonfire in Mäntsälä, Finland Also called Summer Solstice, Adonia, St. John s Feast Day, Līgo, Litha, M …   Wikipedia

  • midsummer — (23/4 June)    Astronomically, the summer solstice is 21 June, but tradition throughout Europe reckons 24 June as Midsummer Day, and calls the night of 23/4 Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Night, or *St John s Eve, since 24 June is the feast of St John… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • midsummer — [[t]mɪ̱dsʌ̱mə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Midsummer is the period in the middle of the summer. In midsummer every town is impossibly crowded... It was a lovely midsummer morning …   English dictionary

  • midsummer — n. the period of or near the summer solstice, about 21 June. Phrases and idioms: Midsummer (or Midsummer s) Day 24 June. midsummer madness extreme folly. Etymology: OE midsumor (as MID(1), SUMMER(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • midsummer — mid|sum|mer [ mıd,sʌmər ] noun uncount the middle part of summer, when the weather is usually the hottest: a midsummer morning a day in midsummer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • midsummer — UK [ˌmɪdˈsʌmə(r)] / US [ˈmɪdˌsʌmər] noun [uncountable] the middle part of summer, when the weather is usually hottest a day in midsummer a midsummer morning …   English dictionary

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