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  • summer solstice — n. SOLSTICE …   English World dictionary

  • summer solstice — n [singular] the longest day in the northern ↑hemisphere (=top half of the earth) , around June 22nd …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • summer solstice — noun count or uncount the day of the year when the sun is above the HORIZON for the longest amount of time, around June 21st in the northern half of the Earth and December 21st in the southern half …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • summer solstice — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms summer solstice : singular summer solstice plural summer solstices the day of the year when the Sun is above the horizon for the longest amount of time, around 21st June in the northern half of the… …   English dictionary

  • summer solstice — noun June 21, when the sun is at its northernmost point • Syn: ↑June 21, ↑midsummer • Ant: ↑winter solstice • Hypernyms: ↑solstice • Part Holonyms: ↑June …   Useful english dictionary

  • summer solstice — Astron. the solstice on or about June 21st that marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • summer solstice — sum′mer sol′stice n. astron. the solstice on or about June 21 that marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • summer solstice — A solstice that occurs on June 21, give or take a day or two, when the sun is vertically overhead the 231/2° north parallel …   Aviation dictionary

  • summer solstice — /sʌmə ˈsɒlstəs/ (say sumuh solstuhs) noun See solstice (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Summer Solstice —    About June 21, this is when the Sun is in the ecliptic, farthest from the celestial equator to the North. This is as far north in the sky as the Sun goes. See Winter Solstice …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • summer solstice — time in the summer when the sun is at his maximum distance from the equator, longest day of the year …   English contemporary dictionary

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