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Indian summer

1. A period of unseasonably warm weather in early fall. I know it's September, but don't get out your winter clothes just yet—this area often has an Indian summer. I hate the cold weather, so I'm hoping for an Indian summer.
2. A particularly peaceful, successful, or enjoyable time as something nears its end. As her illness worsened, my grandmother still enjoyed painting, so I think she had an Indian summer before her death. I wonder if people sensed that they were in an Indian summer just before the Great Depression.
See also: Indian, summer

Indian summer

A period of mild, sunny weather occurring in late autumn, usually following a seasonable cold spell. For example, We had two whole days of Indian summer this year, and then it turned cold again. [Late 1700s]
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an Indian summer

mainly BRITISH
An Indian summer is a period of great success late in someone's life or career, often after a period of not being successful. Despite an unexpected Indian Summer, they never really lived up to their initial promise. Note: An Indian summer is a period of unusually warm sunny weather during the autumn.
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Indian summer

1 a period of dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn. 2 a tranquil or productive period in someone's later years.
2 1930 Vita Sackville-West The Edwardians Meanwhile she was quite content that Sebastian should become tanned in the rays of Sylvia's Indian summer.
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an ˌIndian ˈsummer


1 a period of unusually dry, warm weather in the autumn: We had a splendid Indian summer last October.
2 a period of success or happiness near the end of somebody’s life: He made his best movies in his seventies; it was for him a real Indian summer.
See also: Indian, summer
References in classic literature ?
The imprisonment of Wolf Larsen had happened most opportunely, for what must have been the Indian summer of this high latitude was gone and drizzling stormy weather had set in.
Still the Indian Summer held on, and he continued to crawl and faint, turn and turn about; and ever the sick wolf coughed and wheezed at his heels.
These halcyons may be looked for with a little more assurance in that pure October weather which we distinguish by the name of the Indian summer.
The Braces potentate was at present passing, in excellent health, through the Indian summer of life.
USA], Oct 25 (ANI): Researchers claimed to have created a tool that can effectively predict the onset and retreat of the Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM), which affects billions of people in the agriculture-based economy.
The arrival of the Indian summer is expected at the end of October and beginning of November.
BIRMINGHAM is bracing itself for a day of heavy rain before the Indian summer returns.
Next said last month that it would have to lower its profits guidance for the year if the Indian summer continued throughout October.
AUTUMN could be put on hold for another two weeks after weather experts predicted the Indian summer could extend to mid-October.
Taken together with other evidence from Meghalaya in northeast India, Oman and the Arabian Sea, our results provide strong evidence for a widespread weakening of the Indian summer monsoon across large parts of India 4,100 years ago," Professor David Hodell, from Cambridge's Department of Earth Sciences, said.
There can be many options with several Indian restaurants serving in Riyadh, but for your wish to taste the authentic Indian buffet spread over variety of dishes will be satisfied at the Indian Summer, which made its presence in Riyadh in 2005 and went on to open 6 more in a short span of 8 years in different parts of the Kingdom.
The Indian Summer tells the story of a young man who lives in a world of passion and his desires.
Ironically, the Indian Summer LP is now often held up as a fine example of the progressive rock genre by those who appreciate that kind of music, and is now highly regarded and prized as a collector's item.
Our first picture from the archive shows a couple taking advantage of the Indian summer stroll through Leazes Park in Newcastle.
Drummer Paul Thomson gave a glimpse of what's to come when he performed at the Indian Summer festival in Glasgow at the weekend.