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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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He said that AIOU had waived off 100 percent fee of students of Matric, BA and BEd programme for the Semester Autum, 2011 for students of flood affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
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May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries International recently named Autum Beel one of its 2010 Kenneth Shaw Graduates of the Year for overcoming an addiction to drugs and for developing a promising career and strong family.
All of the additional US forces are expected to be deployed by the summer or autum, aiming to reverse Taliban momentum and allow for a gradual withdrawal starting in July 2011, according to Obama's plan.
The survey, taken from a sample size of 505 people, has also shown a significant drop in the level of trust in the Cyprus government and the Cyprus House of Representatives since the Autum 2008 Eurobarometer survey.