Autumn vs. Spring

By Jaxson

  • Autumn

    Autumn, also known as fall in American English and sometimes in Canadian English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools considerably. One of its main features in temperate climates is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees.

    Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as “mid-autumn”, while others with a longer temperature lag treat it as the start of autumn. Meteorologists (and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere) use a definition based on Gregorian calendar 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 traditionally starts on September 21 and ends on December 21. It is considered to start with the September equinox (21 to 24 September) and end with the winter solstice (21 or 22 December). Popular culture in the United States associates Labor Day, the first Monday in September, as the end of summer and the start of autumn; certain summer traditions, such as wearing white, are discouraged after that date. As daytime and nighttime temperatures decrease, trees shed their leaves. In traditional East Asian solar term, autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on or about 7 November. In Ireland, the autumn months according to the national meteorological service, Met √Čireann, are September, October and November. However, according to the Irish Calendar, which is based on ancient Gaelic traditions, autumn lasts throughout the months of August, September and October, or possibly a few days later, depending on tradition. The names of the months in Manx Gaelic are similarly based on autumn covering August, September and October. In Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, autumn officially begins on 1 March and ends on 31 May.

Wikipedia
  • Autumn (noun)

    Traditionally the third of the four seasons, when deciduous trees lose their leaves; typically regarded as being from September 24 to December 22 in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the months of March, April and May in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Autumn (noun)

    The time period when someone or something is past its prime.

  • Autumn (noun)

    A person with relatively dark hair and a warm skin tone, seen as best suited to certain colours in clothing.

  • Autumn (adjective)

    Of or relating to autumn; autumnal

    “autumn leaves”

  • Spring (verb)

    To jump or leap.

    “He sprang up from his seat.”

  • Spring (verb)

    To pass over by leaping.

    “ux|en|to spring over a fence (in this sense, the verb spring must be accompanied by the preposition ‘over’.)”

  • Spring (verb)

    To produce or disclose unexpectedly, especially of surprises, traps, etc.

  • Spring (verb)

    To release or set free, especially from prison.

  • Spring (verb)

    To suddenly catch someone doing something illegal or against the rules.

  • Spring (verb)

    To come into being, often quickly or sharply.

    “Trees are already springing up in the plantation.”

  • Spring (verb)

    To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

  • Spring (verb)

    To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert.

    “to spring a pheasant”

  • Spring (verb)

    To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken.

    “to spring a mast or a yard”

  • Spring (verb)

    To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; often with in, out, etc.

    “to spring in a slat or a bar”

  • Spring (verb)

    To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

  • Spring (verb)

    To move suddenly when pressure is released.

    “A bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.”

  • Spring (verb)

    To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped.

    “A piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.”

  • Spring (verb)

    To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge, like a plant from its seed, a stream from its source, etc.; often followed by up, forth, or out.

  • Spring (verb)

    To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

  • Spring (verb)

    To grow; to prosper.

  • Spring (verb)

    To build (an arch).

    “They sprung an arch over the lintel.”

  • Spring (verb)

    To sound (a rattle, such as a watchman’s rattle).

  • Spring (noun)

    A leap; a bound; a jump.

  • Spring (noun)

    Traditionally the first of the four seasons of the year in temperate regions, in which plants spring from the ground and trees come into blossom, following winter and preceding summer.

    “Spring is the time of the year most species reproduce.”

    “I spent my spring holidays in Morocco.”

    “You can visit me in the spring, when the weather is bearable.”

  • Spring (noun)

    Meteorologically, the months of March, April and May in the northern hemisphere or September, October and November in the southern.

  • Spring (noun)

    The astronomically delineated period from the moment of vernal equinox, approximately March 21 in the northern hemisphere to the moment of the summer solstice, approximately June 21. (See Spring (season) for other variations.)

  • Spring (noun)

    Spring tide; a tide of greater-than-average range, that is, around the first or third quarter of a lunar month, or around the times of the new or full moon.

  • Spring (noun)

    A place where water or oil emerges from the ground.

    “This water is bottled from the spring of the river.”

  • Spring (noun)

    The property of a body of springing to its original form after being compressed, stretched, etc.

    “the spring of a bow”

  • Spring (noun)

    Elastic power or force.

  • Spring (noun)

    A mechanical device made of bent, compressed or stretched.

    “We jumped so hard the bed springs broke.”

  • Spring (noun)

    An erection of the penis.

  • Spring (noun)

    The source of an action or of a supply.

  • Spring (noun)

    Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

  • Spring (noun)

    That which springs, or is originated, from a source.

  • Spring (noun)

    A race; lineage.

  • Spring (noun)

    A youth; a springald.

  • Spring (noun)

    That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

  • Spring (noun)

    The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.

  • Spring (noun)

    A rope attaching the bow of a vessel to the stern-side of the jetty, or vice versa, to stop the vessel from surging.

    “You should put a couple of springs onto the jetty to stop the boat moving so much.”

  • Spring (noun)

    A line led from a vessel’s quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.

  • Spring (noun)

    A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

Wiktionary
  • Autumn (noun)

    the season after summer and before winter, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May

    “Europe can expect warmer summers and wetter autumns”

    “the countryside is ablaze with colour in autumn”

    “autumn leaves”

    “he was in the autumn of his life”

  • Autumn (noun)

    the period from the autumn equinox to the winter solstice.

Oxford Dictionary

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