clime NOUN chiefly literary a region considered with reference to its climate: sunnier climes.
ORIGIN Greek klima 'slope, zone' .

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  • clime — index climate, region, section (vicinity), territory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clime — [klaım] n [C usually plural] literary [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: clima; CLIMATE] a place that has a particular type of ↑climate ▪ sunnier climes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clime — [ klaım ] noun count OFTEN HUMOROUS a place with a particular type of weather …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clime — 1540s, chiefly poetic shortening of CLIMATE (Cf. climate) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • clime — UK [klaɪm] / US noun [countable] Word forms clime : singular clime plural climes often humorous a place with a particular type of weather …   English dictionary

  • Clime — Diagram showing climatic zones corresponding with those suggested by Aristotle. The seven climes (from Greek κλίμα, klima, plural klimata, meaning inclination , referring to the angle between the axis of the celestial sphere and the horizon) was… …   Wikipedia

  • clime — noun /ˈklaɪm/lang=en a) A particular region as defined by its weather or climate. After working hard all of his life, Max retired to warmer climes in Florida. b) Climate. A change of clime was exactly what the family needed …   Wiktionary

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