Definition of


  1. (noun, time) the season when the leaves fall from the trees

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Synonyms of Autumn


Alternate forms of Autumn

Derivations: autumnal

Hypernyms: season, time of year

Origin of the word Autumn

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. autumpne, from L. autumnus (also auctumnus, perhaps infl. by auctus "increase"), a word probably of Etruscan origin. But Tucker suggests a meaning "drying-up season" and a root in *auq- (which would suggest the form in -c- was the original) and compares archaic Eng. sere-month "August." Harvest was th… more

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