I'm wondering whether "for the summer" means "for this summer" or "for every summer"?

Can someone please help me out?

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    Please add an example sentence to your question - it's impossible to answer this without context. – Max Williams Mar 15 '18 at 15:38
  • @MaxWilliams Actually, I'm doing an exercise. And the full question is "I work/am working at the local library for the summer" – Tran Thien Chien Mar 15 '18 at 15:44
  • Colloquially it means 'for this summer'. Otherwise one would say something like 'I work on farms during the summertime'. – Nigel J Mar 15 '18 at 16:05
  • It is defined only by context. 'Next year, we're going to Skegness for the summer.' // 'In the 90s, we always used to go to Cleethorpes for the summer.' – Edwin Ashworth Mar 15 '18 at 17:16

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