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sleet

 (slēt)
n.
1. Precipitation consisting of small ice pellets formed by the freezing of raindrops or of melted snowflakes.
2. A mixture of rain and snow or hail.
3. A thin icy coating that forms when rain or sleet freezes, as on trees or streets.
intr.v. sleet·ed, sleet·ing, sleets
To shower sleet.

[Middle English slete, probably from Old English *slēte; akin to German Schlosse, hail.]

sleet′y adj.

sleet

(sliːt)
n
1. (Physical Geography) partly melted falling snow or hail or (esp US) partly frozen rain
2. (Physical Geography) chiefly US the thin coat of ice that forms when sleet or rain freezes on cold surfaces
vb
(Physical Geography) (intr) to fall as sleet
[C13: from Germanic; compare Middle Low German slōten hail, Middle High German slōze, German Schlossen hailstones]
ˈsleety adj

sleet

(slit)

n.
1. precipitation in the form of ice pellets created by the freezing of rain as it falls (disting. from hail).
v.i.
2. to send down sleet.
3. to fall as or like sleet.
[1250–1300; (n.) Middle English slete; akin to Middle Low German slote, Old High German slōze hail]
sleet′y, adj.

sleet

(slēt)
Water that falls to earth in the form of frozen or partially frozen raindrops.

sleet


Past participle: sleeted
Gerund: sleeting

Imperative
sleet
sleet
Present
it sleets
Preterite
it sleeted
Present Continuous
it is sleeting
Present Perfect
it has sleeted
Past Continuous
it was sleeting
Past Perfect
it had sleeted
Future
it will sleet
Future Perfect
it will have sleeted
Future Continuous
it will be sleeting
Present Perfect Continuous
it has been sleeting
Future Perfect Continuous
it will have been sleeting
Past Perfect Continuous
it had been sleeting
Conditional
it would sleet
Past Conditional
it would have sleeted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleet - partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)sleet - partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
downfall, precipitation - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
Verb1.sleet - precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow; "If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"
come down, precipitate, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
Translations
تُمْطِرُ خليطا من المَطَر والبَرَدتَـمْطُرُ مَطّراً مُتَجَمِّداًشَفشاف: خليط من المَطَر والبَرَدمَطَرٌ مُتَجَمِّد
déšť se sněhem/s kroupamipadat déšť se sněhempadat mrznoucí déšťplískanice
sludsne og regnefalde slud
räntäsataa räntää
padati (susnježica)susnježica
ólmos esőólmos eső esik
ganga á meî slydduslydda
みぞれみぞれが降る
진눈깨비진눈깨비가 내리다
kristi šlapdribaišlapdriba
līt lietum ar krusu/snieguslapjdraņķis
dážď so snehom/s krúpamipadá dážď so snehom/s krúpami
dež s snegom
det är snöblandat regnsnöslask
ตกเป็นลูกเห็บฝนที่ปนหิมะตกลงปกคลุมพื้นดินหรือต้นไม้
mưa tuyết

sleet

[sliːt]
A. Naguanieve f, cellisca f
B. VI it was sleetingcaía aguanieve or cellisca

sleet

[ˈsliːt] nneige f fondue
it's sleeting → il tombe de la neige fondue

sleet

nSchneeregen m
vi it was sleetinges gab Schneeregen

sleet

[sliːt]
1. nnevischio
2. vi it was sleetingnevischiava

sleet

(sliːt) noun
rain mixed with snow or hail. That isn't snow – it's just sleet.
verb
to hail or snow, with a mixture of rain. It seems to be sleeting outside.

sleet

تَـمْطُرُ مَطّراً مُتَجَمِّداً, مَطَرٌ مُتَجَمِّد padat déšť se sněhem, plískanice slud, sne og regne graupeln, Schneeregen ρίχνει χιονόνερο, χιονόνερο aguanieve, caer aguanieve räntä, sataa räntää grésil, grésiller padati (susnježica), susnježica nevischiare, nevischio みぞれ, みぞれが降る 진눈깨비, 진눈깨비가 내리다 natte sneeuw, sneeuwen, hagelen en regenen tegelijk sludd, sludde deszcz ze śniegiem, paść deszcz ze śniegiem chover granizo, chuva com neve ou granizo дождь со снегом, идти (о дожде со снегом) det är snöblandat regn, snöslask ตกเป็นลูกเห็บ, ฝนที่ปนหิมะตกลงปกคลุมพื้นดินหรือต้นไม้ sulu kar, sulu sepken yağmak mưa tuyết 下冻雨, 冻雨
References in classic literature ?
The sky had changed from clear, sunny cold, to driving sleet and mist.
There was snow, or sleet, or rain almost every day for weeks, changing only for keen driving winds or sharp frosts.
One must have a silk veil, to protect his face from snow, sleet, hail and gale, and colored goggles to protect his eyes from that dangerous enemy, snow-blindness.
In the evening the weather broke: the wind shifted from south to north- east, and brought rain first, and then sleet and snow.
The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect.
One day, Traddles (who had just come home through the drizzling sleet from Court) took a paper out of his desk, and asked me what I thought of that handwriting?
A bitter sleet came rattling against us here on the east wind, and Joe took me on his back.
There were rain and sleet and snow and every sort of moisture, lying in wait to abduct it.
In the grave, sleet, filth, wet snow--no need to put themselves out for you--'Let her down, Vanuha; it's just like her luck--even here, she is head-foremost, the hussy.
Next he lost his hat, the poor old fellow, yet would not stop to pick it up, even though the rain was beating upon his head, and a wind was rising and the sleet kept stinging and lashing his face.
Spring decked the hallowed emblem with young blossoms and fresh green boughs; Summer brought roses of the deepest blush, and the perfected foliage of the forest; Autumn enriched it with that red and yellow gorgeousness which converts each wildwood leaf into a painted flower; and Winter silvered it with sleet, and hung it round with icicles, till it flashed in the cold sunshine, itself a frozen sunbeam.
Sometimes the crags and promontories forced them upon the narrow riband of ice that bordered the shore; sometimes they had to scramble over vast masses of rock which had tumbled from the impending precipices; sometimes they had to cross the stream upon the hazardous bridges of ice and snow, sinking to the knee at every step; sometimes they had to scale slippery acclivities, and to pass along narrow cornices, glazed with ice and sleet, a shouldering wall of rock on one side, a yawning precipice on the other, where a single false step would have been fatal.