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If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.
Nick Cave

Meaning of "autumn" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AUTUMN

From Latin autumnus, perhaps of Etruscan origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTUMN

autumn  [ˈɔːtəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTUMN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Autumn is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AUTUMN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

autumn

Autumn

Autumn, interchangeably known as fall in the US and Canada, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September or March when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees as they pave way for further growth. The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region. Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April and May in the southern hemisphere. In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox. In traditional East Asian solar term, autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on about 7 November.

Definition of autumn in the English dictionary

The definition of autumn in the dictionary is Also called : 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. Other definition of autumn is a period of late maturity, esp one followed by a decline.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTUMN


acetum
əˈsiːtəm
Antietam
ænˈtiːtəm
arboretum
ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm
combretum
kɒmˈbriːtəm
Decretum
dɪˈkriːtəm
desideratum
dɪˌzɪdəˈrɑːtəm
equisetum
ˌɛkwɪˈsiːtəm
erratum
ɪˈrɑːtəm
intrapartum
ˌɪntrəˈpɑːtəm
pinetum
paɪˈniːtəm
postmortem
pəʊstˈmɔːtəm
postpartum
pəʊstˈpɑːtəm
satem
ˈsɑːtəm
scutum
ˈskjuːtəm
sputum
ˈspjuːtəm
stratum
ˈstrɑːtəm
substratum
sʌbˈstrɑːtəm
tapetum
təˈpiːtəm
Toletum
təˈliːtəm
understratum
ˈʌndəˌstrɑːtəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTUMN

autotroph
autotrophic
autotrophically
autotrophy
autotune
autotype
autotypic
autotypography
autotypy
autovac
autowinder
autoworker
autoxidation
autumn crocus
autumn equinox
autumnal
autumnal equinox
autumnally
autumny
autunite

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTUMN

advice column
agony column
column
control column
correspondence column
fifth column
fractionating column
gossip column
lonely hearts column
lost-and-found column
multicolumn
obituary column
personal column
short column
showbiz column
social column
society column
spinal column
steering column
vertebral column

Synonyms and antonyms of autumn in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «autumn» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTUMN

Find out the translation of autumn to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of autumn from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «autumn» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

秋天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

otoño
570 millions of speakers

English

autumn
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शरद ऋतु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الـخَرِيف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

outono
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শরৎ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

automne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Musim luruh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Herbst
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가을
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Musim gugur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mùa thu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலையுதிர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शरद ऋतूतील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sonbahar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autunno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jesień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

осінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

toamnă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φθινόπωρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

herfs
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

höst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

høst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of autumn

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTUMN»

The term «autumn» is very widely used and occupies the 6.517 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTUMN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «autumn» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «autumn» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about autumn

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10 QUOTES WITH «AUTUMN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word autumn.
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Rachel Bilson
I love corduroys , because they are really comfy and they're cozier than jeans. They come in nice autumn hues - colors that you can have fun with.
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Hans Blix
I also hear your president say that war is the means of last resort and I think he means that. I met him last autumn and he assured me that they wanted to come through and disarm Iraq by peaceful means, and that's what we are trying to do as hard as we can.
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Elizabeth Bowen
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
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Robert Browning
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
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Robert Browning
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
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Albert Camus
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
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Nick Cave
If you look around, complacency is the great disease of your autumn years, and I work hard to prevent that.
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Hugo Claus
In spring they lie flat at the first warmth, they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
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Robbie Coltraine
It's like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for 'Harry Potter'.
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e. e. cummings
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTUMN»

Discover the use of autumn in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to autumn and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Drums of Autumn
But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong... From the Paperback edition.
Diana Gabaldon, 2010
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Autumn
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
Henry David Thoreau, 2005
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Coyote Autumn
After moving to the country, thirteen-year-old Brad, who has always wanted a dog, adopts a motherless coyote.
Bill Wallace, 2002
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Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
One brief acrostic poem for each letter of the alphabet from acorn to zero follows the fall season from end of summer to chilly conclusion.
Steven Schnur, 1997
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Elliott Smith
A definitive portrait of the troubled singer/songwriter combines two hundred close-up photographs and interviews with those who knew him best to chronicle his influential musical career and often turbulent life, including his tragic death ...
Autumn de Wilde, 2007
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Cheyenne Autumn
Records the struggles of the northern Cheyenne who battled the United States Cavalry in an effort to return to their Yellowstone homelands
Mari Sandoz, 1992
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Autumn
Terri DeGezelle, Gail Saunders-Smith.
Terri DeGezelle, Gail Saunders-Smith, 2000
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Autumn Street
When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world.
Lois Lowry, 1980
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Awesome Autumn
A seasonal tribute to the qualities of autumn combines photographs, text, and craft ideas that celebrate highlights ranging from falling leaves and migrating animals to football games and Halloween costumes.
‎2012
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Autumn: The Human Condition
The final book in the AUTUMN series. Download the original AUTUMN novel free from www.theinfected.co.uk
David Moody, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTUMN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term autumn is used in the context of the following news items.
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Five looks we love from River Island's Autumn/Winter collection
For Autumn/Winter 2015, the fast fashion retailer presents a wide range of staple pieces and updates on some of their most popular items (fuzzy ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
2
Primark to sell shearling coats and lace dresses for autumn/winter …
It's everyone's fashionable guilty pleasure: a high-street value store known and loved for its fashion-forward designs at bargain prices. And after ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Richard III to lead West Yorkshire Playhouse autumn season
Richard III to lead West Yorkshire Playhouse autumn season. Reece Dinsdale will star as Richard III at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. «The Stage, Jul 15»
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The Autumn Grey Home Screen
It's the middle of winter which means you're probably a little down in the dumps. You know what would feel great, though? Autumn. Autumn ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
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Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is zooming onto screens …
Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is zooming onto screens this autumn. By Justin Harp Monday, Jul 6 2015, 2:42pm EDT. Share on Facebook Share on ... «Digital Spy, Jul 15»
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Casting announced for Headlong's autumn season
Casting has been announced for acclaimed theatre company Headlong's Autumn shows, with the Critics' Circle Award-winning Denise Gough ... «WhatsOnStage.com, Jul 15»
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Kendall Jenner Leads A Supermodel Line Up At The Versace …
Featured as part of Paris haute couture week, the show revealed Donatella Versace's autumn/winter 2015/16 eveningwear dresses. versace. «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
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Hogan Lovells boosts autumn retention of newbies to 79%
Transatlantic giant Hogan Lovells revealed last week that 23 of its 29 autumn 2015 qualifiers will remain at their London office. Newly-qualified ... «Legal Cheek, Jul 15»
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Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2015: Art Attack
Fine art and artistry met at Raf Simons' haute couture show for Dior in Paris this afternoon which drew on Old Master painting - throughout the ... «Grazia, Jul 15»
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2015 Clio Cup Series Autumn Cup Cancelled
The Autumn Cup had run at the end of the inaugural season in 2013, with Devon Modell and Jamie Clarke sharing the wins for SV Racing at ... «The Checkered Flag, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Autumn [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/autumn>. Feb 2020 ».
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