(Su*ma"tran) a. Of or pertaining to Sumatra or its inhabitants. n. A native of Sumatra.
(Sum"bul) n. [Pers.] The musky root of an Asiatic umbelliferous plant, Ferula Sumbul. It is
used in medicine as a stimulant. [Written also sumbal.] - - Sum*bul"ic, a.
(Sum"less) a. Not to be summed up or computed; so great that the amount can not be ascertained; incalculable; inestimable.
"Sumless treasure." Pope.
(Sum"ma*ri*ly) adv. In a summary manner.
(Sum"ma*rist) n. One who summarized.
(Sum"ma*rize) v. t. To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly. Chambers.
(Sum"ma*ry) a. [Cf. F. sommaire. See Sum.]
1. Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as,
a summary statement of facts.
2. Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance.
Syn. Short; brief; concise; compendious; succinct.
(Sum"ma*ry), n.; pl. Summaries [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See Summary, a.]
A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium,
containing the sum or substance of a fuller account.
(Sum*ma"tion) n. [Cf. F. sommation. See Sum, v. t.] The act of summing, or forming a
sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.
Of this series no summation is possible to a finite intellect.De Quincey.
(Sum"mer) n. [From Sum, v.] One who sums; one who casts up an account.
(Sum"mer), n. [F. sommier a rafter, the same word as sommier a beast of burden. See Sumpter.]
(Arch.) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various
uses. Specifically: (a) The lintel of a door or window. (b) The commencement of a cross vault. (c) A
central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.
(Sum"mer), n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin to OFries. sumur, D. zomer,
OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. & Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama,
Skr. sama year. &radic292.] The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any
region; the warmest period of the year.