- The definition of winter is designed for or taking place in the coldest season.
An example of winter used as an adjective is in the phrase "winter coat," which means a warm coat generally worn during the coldest weather.
- Winter is the coldest season of the year, or a dreary time.
- An example of winter is the season in which January falls in the United States.
- An example of winter is the later years in someone's life; the winter of their life.
- Winter is defined as to keep up, go through or maintain during the winter.
An example of winter is to survive a long period of very cold weather; to winter the storm.
winter definition by Webster's New World
- the coldest season of the year: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of December, January, and February: in the astronomical year, that period between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox
- the typically cold weather of this season
- a year as reckoned by this season: a man of eighty winters
- any period of decline, dreariness, adversity, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English akin to Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form wed-, to make wet: see water
- of or characteristic of winter
- designed for or taking place during winter: winter sports
- that will keep during the winter: winter apples
- planted in the fall to be harvested in the spring: winter wheat
- to pass the winter
- to be supplied with food and shelter in the winter
winter definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The usually coldest season of the year, occurring between autumn and spring, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox, and popularly considered to be constituted by December, January, and February.
- A year as expressed through the recurrence of the winter season.
- A period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness, or death.
- Of, relating to, occurring in, or appropriate to the season of winter: winter blizzards; winter attire.
- Grown during the season of winter: winter herbs.
- To spend the winter: wintered in Arizona.
- To feed in winter. Used with on: deer wintering on cedar bark.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots.
- winˈter·ish adjective