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The season of the year which is the transition period from summer to winter, occurring as the sun approaches the winter solstice; beginning is marked by the autumnal equinox. Also known as fall.

What does it mean when you dream about autumn? (fall)

The autumn season has mixed associations. On the one hand, the fall is traditionally harvest time, indicating a sense that one is finally reaping the benefits of prior efforts. On the other hand, it is associated with a winding down of energies before the barrenness of winter, as in the expression “the autumn of one’s life.”


personification; portrayed as mature and manly. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
god of this season. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 130]
goddess of autumn and corn season. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]
conical receptacle full of the fruits of the harvest. [World Culture: Misc.]
grapes and vine
leaves symbolize harvest of vineyards for wine. [Art: Ha11, 130]
Indian summer
a period of mild, dry weather occurring in U.S. and Canada in late autumn. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
References in classic literature ?
Is this what made you so unhappy in the autumn, Beth?
Why, this is only August; and with your light work and good food he ought not to go down like this, even if it was autumn.
In the autumn Rebecca was often the old man's companion while he was digging potatoes or shelling beans, and now in the winter, when a younger man was driving the stage, she sometimes stayed with him while he did his evening milking.
But colds were never so prevalent as they have been this autumn.
time of decay, And the dead leaves' 'wildering flight; And the mantle of Autumn lies On the wanderer's soul to-night!
To lift an autumn hair is no sign of great strength; to see the sun and moon is no sign of sharp sight; to hear the noise of thunder is no sign of a quick ear.
The pleasant days of Spring and Summer passed away, and in little Annie's garden Autumn flowers were blooming everywhere, with each day's sun and dew growing still more beautiful and bright; but the fairy flower, that should have been the loveliest of all, hung pale and drooping on little Annie's bosom; its fragrance seemed quite gone, and the clear, low music of its warning chime rang often in her ear.
Petersburg, at the time when we reached the city, we encountered nothing but rain, bitter autumn frosts, dull skies, ugliness, and crowds of strangers who looked hostile, discontented, and disposed to take offence.
Summer was now past and gone, and the better part of autumn likewise.
Though fordable in almost every part at the end of summer and during the autumn, yet it was necessary to construct a raft for the transportation of the wagons and effects.
They had apparently been occupied the preceding autumn.
Catherine's Light at the Autumn Regattas has borne ample, if tardy, fruit.