Definition of Winter

1. Noun. The coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.

Exact synonyms: Wintertime
Terms within: Winter Solstice, Midwinter
Generic synonyms: Season, Time Of Year
Derivative terms: Winterize, Wintery, Wintry



2. Verb. Spend the winter. "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
Exact synonyms: Overwinter
Generic synonyms: Pass, Spend

Definition of Winter

1. n. The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.

2. v. i. To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.

3. v. i. To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.

4. n. The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.

5. v. i. To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.

6. v. i. To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.

Definition of Winter

1. Proper noun. A common Germanic surname. ¹

2. Noun. Traditionally the fourth of the four seasons, typically regarded as being from December 23 to March 20 in continental regions of the Northern Hemisphere or the months of June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the time when the sun is lowest in the sky, resulting in short days, and the time of year with the lowest atmospheric temperatures for the region. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To spend the winter (in a particular place). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To store something (for instance animals) somewhere over winter to protect it from cold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Winter

1. to pass the winter (the coldest season of the year) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Winter

1. 1. The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year. "Of thirty winter he was old." "And after summer evermore succeeds Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold." (Shak) "Winter lingering chills the lap of May." (Goldsmith) North of the equator, winter is popularly taken to include the months of December, January, and February (see Season). Astronomically, it may be considered to begin with the winter solstice, about December 21st, and to end with the vernal equinox, about March 21st. 2. The period of decay, old age, death, or the like. "Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge." (Wordsworth) Winter apple, an apple that keeps well in winter, or that does not ripen until winter. Winter barley, a kind of barley that is sown in autumn. Winter berry, a small American wren (Troglodytes hiemalis) closely resembling the common wren. Origin: AS. Winter; akin to OFries. & D. Winter, OS. & OHG. Wintar, G. Winter, D. & Sw. Vinter, Icel. Vetr, Goth. Wintrus; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo- white (in comp), OIr. Find white. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Winter

winsing
winsome
winsomely
winsomeness
winsomenesses
winsomer
winsomest
winsorization
winsorize
winsorized
winsorizes
winsorizing
winstanleyite
wintard
wintards
winter (current term)
winter's bark
winter's bark family
winter's bark tree
winter-feed
winter-ground
winter-hained
winter-kill
winter-killed
winter-kills
winter-proud
winter-run fish
winter aconite
winter break
winter cherries

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