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Definition of the noun indian summer

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  1. a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn

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  1. a stretch of sunny and warm days during late autumn
  2. [figuratively] the late autumn of life; a late flowering of activity before old age


  1. "Indian Summer": La prima notte di quiete, released in USA as Indian Summer is a 1972 Italian and French drama film directed by Valerio Zurlini. It is starred and produced by Alain Delon. In France and Germany it runs less than the Italian cut. It is known and available on DVD in France as Le Professeur and in Germany as Oktober in Rimini.
  2. "Indian Summer" is a 1993 comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Binder. The movie was filmed and set on-location at Camp Tamakwa, a summer camp located in Ontario, Canada, where Binder himself had attended in his childhood. The film features an ensemble cast, including film director Sam Raimi, a childhood friend of Binder's, who plays a supporting role as handyman Stick Coder.
  3. "Indian Summer", also known as Alive & Kicking, is a 1996 British drama film directed by Nancy Meckler and starring Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher and Bill Nighy. The script was written by Martin Sherman, author of the play Bent. The plot follows as self-involved gay dancer who refuses to let the fact that he is HIV positive to disrupt his career as he rehearses a staging of Indian Summer, a gay theme ballet about love and lost. The dancer begins a troubled relationship with an older man, a gay therapist prone to drinking. The film was released in the UK as Indian Summer and in the United States as Alive & Kicking.
  4. "Indian Summer" is a 1973 Bulgarian comedy-drama film directed by Milen Nikolov and written by Mormarevi Brothers. The film stars Georgi Partsalev, Tatyana Lolova, Ivan Kondov, Itzhak Fintzi and Leda Taseva.
  5. "Indian Summer" is a film.
    • country: South Korea
    • genres: Crime Fiction, Romance Film, Drama
  6. "Indian Summer" is a 1995 romance film written and directed by Sasa Gedeon.
    • also known as Indiánské léto
    • country: Czech Republic
    • language: Czech Language
    • director: Saša Gedeon
    • genre: Romance Film
    • released in (20 years ago)
  7. "Indian Summer" is a 2010 short film written and directed by Maciej Cendrowski.
  8. "Indian Summer" is a 2013 documentary film directed by Simon Brook and written by Simon Brook and Nella Banfi.
  9. "Indian Summer" is a film, directed by Takayuki Inagaki.


"Indian Summer" is a book by William Dean Howells.

  • also known as "Indian Summer (Notable American Authors)", "Indian Summer (Dodo Press)", "Indian Summer (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) [UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)", "Indian summer: a novel", "Indian summer.: Introd. and notes to the text by Scott Bennett. Text established by Scott Bennett and David J. Nordloh"
  • genre: Fiction
  • subjects: Italy, Literature, Classics


  1. "Indian Summer" is a jazz standard originally written as a piano piece by the prolific composer Victor Herbert. Al Dubin later wrote the lyrics.
  2. "Indian Summer" is the 12th album by the Country rock band Poco, released in 1977. This was the band's last studio album before both Timothy B. Schmit and George Grantham left the group.
  3. "Indian Summer" a.k.a. "Live/Indian Summer" is the first live album by Al Stewart, released in 1981. It was originally released as a double LP, with sides 2, 3 & 4 featuring live material while side 1 featured five new studio recordings. The side 1 tracks were recorded at Evergreen Studios, Los Angeles between June–August 1981, while the three live sides were recorded at The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles in April 1981. This was the second and last album Stewart performed with his backing band Shot in the Dark.
  4. "Indian Summer" is a musical single of Manic Street Preachers.
    • also known as Indian Summer (disc 2), Indian Summer (disc 1)
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Indian Summer" is a song by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. It was released as the second single from their eighth studio album Graffiti on the Train. It was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 20 January 2013 and as a limited edition 10" vinyl single on 25 February. The song peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart on 10 March 2013, becoming their 1st UK Top 40 single since 2007 and 25th UK Top 40 single in total.
  6. "Indian Summer" is a song by Manic Street Preachers and the third single released from their eighth studio album Send Away the Tigers. Nicky Wire mentioned around the time of Autumnsong's release revelation that "Indian Summer" was a strong candidate for the second single from the album, and would most likely be released as the third one after "Autumnsong" was decided to be released. It reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart, breaking an amazing run of 11 years where the band managed to chart all their singles in the Top 20 in the UK, starting with 1996's A Design for Life, and ending with Indian Summer.
  7. "Indian Summer" is the debut studio album by Irish electro band Zombie Computer. The album features legendary Motown Records Songwriter Leon Ware, who performs a beautifully written and performed spoken word piece which on the title track of the album. The album is being released on Psychonavigation Records June 17th, 2011.
    • released on
  8. "Indian Summer" is the fourth album by the band Go West, released in 1992. It is their most successful album to date, selling over 4 million copies worldwide.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released on (23 years ago)
  9. "Indian Summer" is the title of a song by the American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was written by the duo's members, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, along with Bob DiPiero. As Brooks & Dunn's forty-ninth single, it was released in May 2009 also the lead-off single to the duo's third greatest hits album #1s… and Then Some, released on September 8, 2009 via Arista Nashville.
  10. "Indian Summer" is an album by Carbon Leaf released on July 13, 2004, on the Vanguard label. Carbon Leaf's first major-label release, Indian Summer brought the band more popular attention and national radio airplay.
  11. "Indian Summer" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  12. "Indian Summer" is a composition.
  13. "Indian Summer" is a posthumous Mick Ronson soundtrack album for a film never made. It contains previously unreleased material, most of it recorded around 1981. Many of the songs are instrumentals. The track "Indian Summer" was considered for Heaven and Hull.
  14. "Indian Summer" is a musical album of Friedemann Witecka.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  15. "Indian Summer" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  16. "Indian Summer" is a composition.


  1. Indian Summer was an early and influential American post-hardcore band originally from Oakland, California. Their sound leaned heavily on loud-soft dynamics. Many of their songs built up to chaotic, cathartic climaxes.
  2. Indian Summer were a progressive rock quartet, formed in Coventry, UK, in 1969. The members were Malcolm Harker on bass, Paul Hooper on drums, Bob Jackson on keyboards and lead vocals and Colin Williams on guitar.


  1. Indian Summer is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Takehito Mizuki. The manga was serialised in MediaWorks's monthly Dengeki Daioh before MediaWorks moved the title to the quarterly Dengeki Moeoh. The manga is licensed in English by ComicsOne.
  2. Indian Summer is an 1886 novel by William Dean Howells. Though it was published after The Rise of Silas Lapham, it was written before The Rise of Silas Lapham. The setting for this novel was inspired by a trip Howells had recently taken with his family to Europe.
  3. Indian Summer is a popular English poem by celebrated Indian poet Jayanta Mahapatra. The poem is widely anthologised in important poetry collections and is used as standard reading material in the English syllabus of most Indian schools, colleges and universities. The poem was originally a part of his collection "A Rain of Rites".
  4. Indian Summer is a short story by Erskine Caldwell, dealing with adolescence in the Southern countryside and an early, ambivalent sexual experience.

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Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

See Sign, Indian Summer. A writer in the " National Intelligencer " for Nov. 26, 1857, has the following remarks on this topic: "The short season of pleasant weather usually occurring about the middle of November is called the Indian Summer, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

INDIAN SUMMER The term “Indian Summer” is applied in North America to an autumn period, ...

Google previewLouisiana Indian Dictionary for Kids! (1995)

by Carole Marsh

©Carole Marsh/Gallopade International/800-536- Indian Summer: A period of mild weather that often surprises. 2GET/ 23.

Google previewOklahoma Indian Dictionary for Kids! (1995)

by Carole Marsh

Indian Summer: A period of mild weather that often surprises us in late autumn. ©Carole Marsh/Gallopade International/800-536- J Jacal: A ...

Google previewVirginia Indian Dictionary for Kids! (1995)

by Carole Marsh

Indian Summer: A period of mild weather that often surprises us in late autumn. ©Carole Marsh/Gallopade International/800-536- J Jacal: A ...

Google previewDictionary Of Idioms

Indian summer: If there is a period of warmer weather in late autumn, it is an Indian summer. Ins and outs: If you know the ins and outs of something, you know all the details. Into thin air: If something vanishes or disappears without trace, ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1898)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Indian Summer (The). The autumnal summer; generally the finest and wildest part of the whole year, especially in North America. "The gilding of the Indian ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

red raspberries — 2-crop varieties 'Indian Summer' — originated in N.Y., vigorous grower ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Indian Movement (2013)

by Bruce Elliott Johansen

Durham organized an “Indian Summer in Geneva,” and played an important role in the initiation of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations during 1982. This group provided a channel to report abuses of Native rights to the UN; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1904)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

This fall condition, with the gradients far apart, gave rise to the beautiful and ideal term "Indian summer" ; and as the mild winds were from the south, the "Sweet Southwest," with the Indian became an ideal of a glorious condition which they ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1922)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

INDIAN SUMMER The roots of Hemideitmus indicut, an East Indian shrub of the family Asclepiadacre, used as a substitute for sarsaparilla. INDIAN SUBREGION. A zoogeographical district of the Oriental Region, comprising India from the ...

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A concept eternal breathes,
Rustling the leaves of the wild forest night,
Indian summer is calling,
The men of midnight shadows await their time to fall. (David Lacey)
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