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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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Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.
If you're a particular sort of person who likes to celebrate the exact moment Autumn begins, well, the Northern Hemisphere officially enters fall at exactly 10:21 a.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
Today that tree is the biggest bur oak in the country, the pride of Indian Creek Farm, and a survivor of more than 400 winters, springs, summers, and autumns.
But this ancient bur oak has seen hundreds of autumns and annually responds the same way--with a crop of acorns that promises a return to majesty.
The greens of summer are all but replaced by the yellows of autumn.
Steve Jackson, of Bablake weather station in Coventry, said: "What this autumn has shown is that we tend to get very wet autumns every 30 years or so.
COVENTRY was soaked by 299mm of rain this autumn, making it the fourth soggiest since records began in the 1760s.