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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.]
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The LDP's junior partner is now positioned to fight a Lower House election, which will likely be called this autum.
This time, Tatianna Thomas and Autum Davis are not around, but expect Taft to make a run deep into the City Section playoffs.
Chancellor Alistair Darling will announce pounds 40billion of giveaways as he combines three-year Government spending plans and autum budget announcements.
InterContinental Aqaba promises the attendees an unforgettable night with captivating scenery of the magnificent Red Sea as they enjoy a collection of spectacular Autum wear and accessories from Mexx Boutiques, Designer Zainab Al-Kiswani and BTrendy.
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La Asociacion Mexicana de Mercadotecnia Directa, que preside Manuel Viniegra, efectuo su acostumbrado desayuno mensual, en el que estuvieron invitadas las empresas GEO41T, Asesoria Creativa en Ventas, AT&T Autum, Bercla Tours, Humus, Pauta Creativa, Visa, GNP y Banco Santander Mexicano.
Sinclair was one of the first players to capture the eye of Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip when he arrived in England last autum to begin scouting work ahead of the boss's arival from Lazio.
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He expects the figure to reach [pound]90 million this autum.
The new Renault Megane is a little bombshell and the Sport Tourer will be out this autum.
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