Summer vs Summit - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun summer

is of modern usage, for a girl born in summer.

As a noun summit is

(countable) a peak; the top of a mountain.

As a verb summit is

(transitive|hiking|climbing|colloquial) to reach the summit of a mountain.

summer

English

(wikipedia summer)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • One of four seasons, traditionally the second, marked by the longest and typically hottest days of the year due to the inclination of the Earth and thermal lag. Typically regarded as being from June 21 to September 22 or 23 in parts of the USA, the months of June, July and August in the United Kingdom and the months of December, January and February in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  • , author=The British Museum Additional MS, 12,056, by=(Lanfranc of Milan) , title= Lanfranc's "Science of cirurgie." , chapter=Wounds complicated by the Dislocation of a Bone, isbn= 1163911380, page= 63 , publisher=K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, location=London, editor=Robert von Fleischhacker , passage=Ne take noon hede to brynge togidere þe parties of þe boon þat is to-broken or dislocate, til viij. daies ben goon in þe wyntir, & v. in þe somer ; for þanne it schal make quytture, and be sikir from swellynge; & þanne brynge togidere þe brynkis eiþer þe disiuncture after þe techynge þat schal be seid in þe chapitle of algebra.}}
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  • *:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat—in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed. ¶ ‘Civilized,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’
    Usage notes
    (season name spelling)
    Antonyms
    * winter
    Derived terms
    * aftersummer * All-Hallown Summer * dog days of summer * go-summer * (Great Summer Army) * have but a mile to midsummer * high summer * Hutchinson's summer prurigo, summer prurigo of Hutchinson * Indian summer * little summer of St Luke * Martinmas summer * midsummer * net summer capability * nuclear summer * old wives' summer * polar mesospheric summer echoes * (Red Summer) * (Revolution Summer) * Russian spring-summer encephalitis * Saint Luke's little summer, Saint Luke's summer, St Luke's little summer, St Luke's summer * Saint Martin's summer, St Martin's summer * snow-in-summer * summer-ale * summer and winter * summer annual * (w, Summer Archbishop's Palace), Summer Archiepiscopal Palace * summer associate * summer asthma * summer-barm * summer bird * summer bleeding * summer-blink * summer boarder * summer break * summer-broach * summer camp * summer capital * summer catarrh * summercater * summer cholera * summer-cloud * (Summer Coast) * summer cock * summer cohosh * summer cold * summer colony * summer colt, summer-colt * summer complaint * (Summercon) * summer coot * summer cottage * summer country * summer crookneck * summer cypress * summer damask rose * summer-day * summer diarrhea, summer diarrhoea * summer-dream * summer duck * summer-eat * summer eggs * summer encephalitis * summer fallow, summer-fallow * summer-fallowing * (Summerfest) * summer fever * summer-field * summer finch * summer floor * summer flounder * summer-fold * summer fool * summer fruit tortrix moth * summerful * summer-game * Summer Games * (Summer Garden) * summer-gauze, summer-goose * summer grape * summer grass * summer hall * summer haw * summerhead * summer-heat * summer hemp * summer-herring * summer hit * summer holiday * summer holidays * summer house, summer-house, summerhouse * summer-hutch * summer hyacinth * summerish * summerise, summerize * (Summer Isles) * summer itch * summer kill * summer kitchen * summer lady * Summerland * summer-land, summerland * summerlay * summer lea-land * summer learning loss * summer-lease * summer-leding * summerless * summer lightning * summer-like, summerlike * summerling * summer-long, summerlong * summer-lord * summerly * summer master * summer mastitis * summer meal * summer migrant * summer monsoon * summer number * Summer of Hate * Summer of Love * (Summer of Three Popes) * Summer Olympic Games * summer-ova * * (Summer Paralympics) * summer parlour * summer pole * summer pruning * summer prurigo * summer pudding * summer queen, summer's queen * summer queening * summer range * summer rape * summer rash * summer reading program * summer red-bird, summer redbird * summer redcap * summer resort * summer-ripe * summer road * summer roll * summer-room * summer rose * summer rules * summer-run fish * summers * summer sale * summer sausage * summer savory * summer's bird * summer school * summer's cloud * summer's day * summer season * summer-seeming * summer services * summer sheldrake * summer slide * summer smog * summer snake * summer snipe * summer snowflake * summer-sob * summer solstice * summer sores * summer soup * summer spore * summer spot * summer squash, summer squash vine * summer's tide * summer's time * summer-stirring * summer stock * summer sweet, summer-sweet * summer tanager * summer teal * summer term * summer theater, summer theatre * summer-tide, summertide * summer-tilth * summer time * summer-time, summertime * summer top * summer tree * the Summer Triangle * summer tulip * summer vacation * summer village * summer visitor * summerward, summerwards * summer warbler * summer-weight * summer wheat * summer-whiting * summer wood, summerwood * summer-work * summer-worm * summery * summer-yellow * summer yellowbird * unsummered * winter and summer * the (Year Without a Summer)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To spend the summer, as in a particular place on holiday.
  • We like to summer in the Mediterranean.
    Derived terms
    * summer and winter * summer over * summering

    See also

    * , aestival, estival *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A pack-horse.
  • A horizontal beam supporting a building.
  • *, I.43:
  • And we are warned, that the foundation or maine summers of our houses faile and shrinke, when we see the quarters bend, or wals to breake.
    Synonyms
    * (horizontal beam) summer-tree
    Derived terms
    * breastsommer, breastsummer, bressomer, bressumer, bressummer, brestsummer * summer bar * summer-beam * summer-castle * summering * summer-piece * summer-stone * summer-tower * summer-tree, summertree * summer-trestle * transsummer

    Etymology 3

    (sum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who sums.
  • Derived terms
    * summer-up

    summit

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable) A peak; the top of a mountain.
  • In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mt. Shasta.
  • (countable) A gathering or assembly of leaders.
  • They met for an international summit on environmental issues.

    Usage notes

    Colloquially summit' is used for only the highest point of a mountain, while in mountaineering any point that is higher than surrounding points is a '''summit , such as the South Summit of (Mount Everest). These are distinguished by (topographic prominence) as ''subsummits'' (low prominence) or ''independent summits (high prominence).

    Synonyms

    * acme, apex, peak, zenith

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l)

    Verb

  • (transitive, hiking, climbing, colloquial) To reach the summit of a mountain.
  • * 2012 , Kenza Moller, "Eyes on the North," Canadian Geographic , vol. 132, no. 4 (July/Aug.) p. 10:
  • Of the range's 12 peaks, Mount Saskatchewan is the only one that has yet to be summited .

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