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 for autumn
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Autumn \Au"tumn\, n. [L. auctumnus, autumnus, perh. fr. a root
     av to satisfy one's self: cf. F. automne. See Avarice.]
     1. The third season of the year, or the season between summer
        and winter, often called "the fall." Astronomically, it
        begins in the northern temperate zone at the autumnal
        equinox, about September 23, and ends at the winter
        solstice, about December 23; but in popular language,
        autumn, in America, comprises September, October, and
        November.
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     Note: In England, according to Johnson, autumn popularly
           comprises August, September, and October. In the
           southern hemisphere, the autumn corresponds to our
           spring.
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     2. The harvest or fruits of autumn. --Milton.
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     3. The time of maturity or decline; latter portion; third
        stage.
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              Dr. Preston was now entering into the autumn of the
              duke's favor.                         --Fuller.
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              Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  autumn
      n 1: the season when the leaves fall from the trees; "in the
           fall of 1973" [syn: fall, autumn]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "autumn":
     aestival, arctic, autumnal, boreal, brumal, canicular, equinoctial,
     fall, harvest, harvest home, harvest time, hibernal, hiemal,
     midsummer, midwinter, out of season, seasonal, solstitial, spring,
     springlike, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, vernal, winter,
     winterlike, wintery, wintry
  
  

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