Definition of Midsummer

1. Noun. June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point.

Exact synonyms: June 21, Summer Solstice
Group relationships: June, Summer, Summertime
Generic synonyms: Solstice
Antonyms: Winter Solstice



Definition of Midsummer

1. n. The middle of summer.

Definition of Midsummer

1. Noun. The period around the summer solstice; about 21st June in the northern hemisphere. ¹

2. Noun. The first day of summer ¹

3. Noun. The middle of summer. ¹

4. Noun. Midsummer Day, the English quarter day. ¹

5. Adjective. Happening in the middle of summer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Midsummer

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Medical Definition of Midsummer

1. The middle of summer. Midsummer daisy, the oxeye daisy. Origin: AS. Midsumor. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Midsummer

midst
midstage
midstance
midstep
midsternum
midstories
midstorm
midstory
midstream
midstreams
midstrength
midstretch
midstride
midstroll
midsts
midsummer (current term)
midsummer-men
midsummer madness
midsummer moon
midsummers
midswallow
midswing
midsyllable
midtable
midtale
midtarsal
midtarsal joint
midteens
midtempo
midtempos

Literary usage of Midsummer

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Criticism. Nation 100:151 F 4 '15 Criticism. F. Hackett. New Repub 2:105 F 27 No Am 301:593-5 Ap '15 Workmanship uf A midsummer night's dream. ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"BALLADE OF midsummer DAYS AND NIGHTS WITH a ripple of leaves and a tinkle of streams The full world rolls in a rhythm of praise, And the winds are one with ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"See midsummer day, below. On midsummer eve, or the eve of the feast of St. John Baptist (June 24th), it was the custom in former times to kindle fires ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1892)
"But the midsummer Night's Dream is unique. No other play could fill its place. ... The midsummer Night's Dream on the other hand, is the product of ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"A Fairy Tale, taken from the midsummer Night's Dream [by George Colman ami 1). Garrick]. ... midsummer Night's Dream. Aa performed at Covent Garden, bond. ..."

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