Winter meaning

wĭntər
Designed for or taking place during winter.

Winter sports.

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To pass the winter.
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That will keep during the winter.

Winter apples.

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Of or characteristic of winter.
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Planted in the fall to be harvested in the spring.

Winter wheat.

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To keep, feed, or maintain during the winter.
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To be supplied with food and shelter in the winter.
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A year as reckoned by this season.

A man of eighty winters.

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A year as expressed through the recurrence of the winter season.
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A period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness, or death.
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Relating to or occurring in winter.

Winter blizzards; winter attire.

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Grown during the season of winter.

Winter herbs.

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To spend the winter.

Wintered in Arizona.

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To feed in winter. Used with on .

Deer wintering on cedar bark.

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Any period of decline, dreariness, adversity, etc.
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To lodge, keep, or care for during the winter.

Wintering the sheep in the stable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

When they retired, they hoped to winter in Florida.

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To store something (for instance animals) somewhere over winter to protect it from cold.
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A surname. (A common Germanic one.)
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(figuratively) The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
winter
Plural:
winters

Origin of winter

  • Middle English from Old English wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English winter, from Proto-Germanic *wintruz. Compare West Frisian and Dutch winter, German Winter, Danish vinter.

    From Wiktionary