Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or appearing in summer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to summer.
  • adj. Coming forth in the summer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as æstival, æstivate, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or appropriate to summer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (rare) of or occurring in summer

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aestīvālis, from aestīvus, from aestās, summer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aestivalis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the real masters of estival retreat were the Romans and the Renaissance popes and princes who followed them into the hills of Latium.

    Art at the Scale of Landscape

  • On the one hand, they should side with us because of the nuclear technology we promised them this summer; on the other, India's alternate estival accord was with Iran, which agreed to a pipeline deal that would pump natural gas directly into India.

    Chris Meserole: India & Iran

  • I am so looking forward to hearing her at Roskilde estival 08.. whehey!

    Lykke Li

  • But there's no estival diversion quite like a juicy brew of crime and passion: a bouillabaisse of murder, sex and politics, perhaps with a hint of the milieu mixed in.

    Letter From Paris: Savoring A Summer's Scandal

  • O facto de ter sido um verão frio, húmido e chuvoso certamente que não teve nada a ver com a diminuição do habitual flagelo estival dos incêndios.

    Leituras

  • A man of the right temperament gains greatly by a temporary estival transplantation; and if Johnny always contrived to seem dominant and prosperous at home, he now seemed lordly and triumphant abroad.

    On the Stairs

  • As he stood beside the bridal pair he seemed almost too festive, too estival, too ebullient for this poor earth of ours.

    On the Stairs

  • The _crouptière_ and _estival_, together with the _chanfron_, were of the most costly description.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • The announcement comes o n the heels of rumors that Jay-Z might also be performing at another giant music f estival, Bonnaroo.

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  • All together I worked for both local and national activities and for those of their participation in I nternational F estival of D ance S chools in Sanremo Italy.

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  • A festival of 'rontal 'obotomies held during the warmer months.

    August 15, 2008