An example of snow is the white fluff that falls from the sky during the winter in New York.
An example of snow is are the spots on a television screen when the transmission signal is not strong.
We were snowed in.
An example of snow is for this substance to come down from the sky on Christmas.
An example of snow is for someone who is interviewing for a job to tell the interviewer about experience which they don't have.
- The white specks on a television screen resulting from weak reception.
It is snowing.
It started to snow.
- To weigh down or overwhelm with work, etc.
- To defeat decisively.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of snow
- Middle English from Old English snāw sneigwh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English snow, snaw, from Old English snÄw (“snow"), from Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz (“snow"), from Proto-Indo-European *snÃ³ygÊ·Ê°os (“snow"). Cognate with Scots snaw (“snow"), West Frisian snie (“snow"), Dutch sneeuw (“snow"), German Schnee (“snow"), Danish sne (“snow"), Norwegian snÃ¸ (“snow"), Swedish snÃ¶ (“snow"), Icelandic snjÃ³r (“snow"), Latin nix (“snow"), Russian ÑÐ½ÐµÐ³ (sneg), Armenian Õ±ÕµÕ¸Ö‚Õ¶ (jyun), Ancient Greek Î½Î¯Ï†Î± (nÃpha), dialectal Albanian nehÃ« (“place where the snow melts"). Also, from the same Indo-European root *sneygÊ·Ê°- (“to snow") comes English snew.
- Low German Snaue, or Dutch snaauw, from Low German Snau (“a snout, a beak").