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win·ter

 (wĭn′tər)
n.
1.
a. In the Northern Hemisphere, usually the coldest season of the year, occurring between autumn and spring and including the months of December, January, and February. In the Southern Hemisphere austral winter includes June, July, and August.
b. The season extending from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
2. A year as expressed through the recurrence of the winter season.
3. A period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness, or death.
adj.
1. Relating to or occurring in winter: winter blizzards; winter attire.
2. Grown during the season of winter: winter herbs.
v. win·tered, win·ter·ing, win·ters
v.intr.
1. To spend the winter: wintered in Arizona.
2. To feed in winter. Used with on: deer wintering on cedar bark.
v.tr.
To lodge, keep, or care for during the winter: wintering the sheep in the stable.

[Middle English, from Old English; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

win′ter·ish adj.

winter

(ˈwɪntə)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. (sometimes capital) the coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring, astronomically from the December solstice to the March equinox in the N hemisphere and at the opposite time of year in the S hemisphere
b. (as modifier): winter pasture.
2. (Physical Geography) the period of cold weather associated with the winter
3. a time of decline, decay, etc
4. chiefly poetic a year represented by this season: a man of 72 winters.
vb
5. (intr) to spend the winter in a specified place
6. (Agriculture) to keep or feed (farm animals, etc) during the winter or (of farm animals) to be kept or fed during the winter
[Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus]
ˈwinterer n
ˈwinterish, ˈwinter-ˌlike adj
ˈwinterless adj

win•ter

(ˈwɪn tər)

n.
1. the cold season between autumn and spring, in the Northern Hemisphere from the December solstice to the March equinox, and in the Southern Hemisphere from the June solstice to the September equinox.
2. the months of December, January, and February in the U.S., and of November, December, and January in Great Britain.
3. cold weather: a touch of winter in the air.
4. the colder half of the year (opposed to summer).
5. a year: a man of 60 winters.
6. a period like winter; a period of decline, dreariness, or adversity.
adj.
7. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of winter.
8. (of fruit and vegetables) of a kind that may be kept for use during the winter.
9. planted in the autumn to be harvested in the spring or early summer: winter rye.
v.i.
10. to spend or pass the winter.
v.t.
11. to keep, feed, or manage during the winter, as plants or cattle.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus; probably akin to wet, water]
win′ter•er, n.
win′ter•ish, adj.
win′ter•ish•ly, adv.
win′ter•less, adj.

win·ter

(wĭn′tər)
The usually coldest season of the year, occurring between autumn and spring. In the Northern Hemisphere, it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.

winter

Winter is the season between autumn and spring. In winter, the weather is cold.

A lot of plants and wild animals died during the harsh winter.
It was a dark winter's night.

If you want to say that something happens every year during this season, you say that it happens in winter or in the winter.

The park closes earlier in winter.
In the winter the path can be icy.

Be Careful!
Don't say that something happens 'in the winters' or 'in winters'.

winter


Past participle: wintered
Gerund: wintering

Imperative
winter
winter
Present
I winter
you winter
he/she/it winters
we winter
you winter
they winter
Preterite
I wintered
you wintered
he/she/it wintered
we wintered
you wintered
they wintered
Present Continuous
I am wintering
you are wintering
he/she/it is wintering
we are wintering
you are wintering
they are wintering
Present Perfect
I have wintered
you have wintered
he/she/it has wintered
we have wintered
you have wintered
they have wintered
Past Continuous
I was wintering
you were wintering
he/she/it was wintering
we were wintering
you were wintering
they were wintering
Past Perfect
I had wintered
you had wintered
he/she/it had wintered
we had wintered
you had wintered
they had wintered
Future
I will winter
you will winter
he/she/it will winter
we will winter
you will winter
they will winter
Future Perfect
I will have wintered
you will have wintered
he/she/it will have wintered
we will have wintered
you will have wintered
they will have wintered
Future Continuous
I will be wintering
you will be wintering
he/she/it will be wintering
we will be wintering
you will be wintering
they will be wintering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wintering
you have been wintering
he/she/it has been wintering
we have been wintering
you have been wintering
they have been wintering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wintering
you will have been wintering
he/she/it will have been wintering
we will have been wintering
you will have been wintering
they will have been wintering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wintering
you had been wintering
he/she/it had been wintering
we had been wintering
you had been wintering
they had been wintering
Conditional
I would winter
you would winter
he/she/it would winter
we would winter
you would winter
they would winter
Past Conditional
I would have wintered
you would have wintered
he/she/it would have wintered
we would have wintered
you would have wintered
they would have wintered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winter - the coldest season of the yearwinter - the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
winter solstice - December 22, when the sun is at its southernmost point
time of year, season - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"
midwinter - the middle of winter
Verb1.winter - spend the winter; "We wintered on the Riviera"; "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
spend, pass - pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?"

winter

noun
Related words
adjective brumal, hibernal, hiemal
Translations
зима
zima
vinter
vintro
talv
زمستان
talvi
zima
tél
vetur
겨울
hibernushiems
žiemažiemos sporto šakos
ziema
iarnă
zima
zima
zimaзима
vinter
ฤดูหนาว
зима
mùa đông

winter

[ˈwɪntəʳ]
A. Ninvierno m
in winteren invierno
I like to go skiing in (the) winterme gusta ir a esquiar en invierno
in the winter of 1998en el invierno de 1998
a winter's dayun día de invierno
B. VIinvernar
C. CPD winter clothes NPLropa f de invierno
winter Olympics NPLOlimpiada f de invierno, Juegos mpl Olímpicos de invierno
winter quarters NPLcuarteles mpl de invierno
winter solstice Nsolsticio m de invierno
winter sports NPLdeportes mpl de invierno

winter

[ˈwɪntər]
nhiver m
the winter of 1941 → l'hiver 41
in winter → en hiver
modif [months, nights, solstice, season, sun, crops, vegetables] → d'hiver
vihivernerwinter blues npldépression f saisonnièrewinter clothes nplvêtements mpl d'hiverWinter Olympics nplJeux mpl olympiques d'hiverwinter sports nplsports mpl d'hiver

winter

n (lit, fig)Winter m
adj attrWinter-
vt cattle, horsesdurch den Winter bringen

winter

:
Winter Olympics
winter quarters
plWinterquartier nt
winter resort
nWinterkurort m, → Winterurlaubsort m
winter sales
winter solstice
winter sports
plWintersport m
winter term
n (Univ) → Wintersemester nt
wintertime
nWinter m; (for clocks) → Winterzeit f
winterweight
adj clothesWinter-
winter wheat
n (Agr) → Winterweizen m

winter

[ˈwɪntəʳ]
1. ninverno
in winter → d'inverno, in inverno
the winter of 1981 → l'inverno del 1981
it's winter → è inverno
2. adj (clothes, weather, day) → invernale, d'inverno

winter

(ˈwintə) noun
the coldest season of the year. We often have snow in winter; (also adjective) winter evenings.
ˈwintry adjective
like winter in being very cold. a wintry day; wintry weather.
ˈwintriness noun
winter sports
sports played in the open air on snow and ice, eg skiing, tobogganing etc.
ˈwintertime noun
the season of winter.

winter

الشِّتَاء zima vinter Winter χειμώνας invierno talvi hiver zima inverno 겨울 winter vinter zima inverno зима vinter ฤดูหนาว kış mùa đông 冬天

winter

n. invierno.

winter

n invierno; — itch sequedad f de la piel con comezón que ocurre generalmente en el invierno
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Nobody spoke for a minute; then Meg said in an altered tone, "You know the reason Mother proposed not having any presents this Christmas was because it is going to be a hard winter for everyone; and she thinks we ought not to spend money for pleasure, when our men are suffering so in the army.
Dur- ing the winter he read to her all of the odds and ends of thoughts he had scribbled on the bits of paper.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
But after all," said Lord de Winter, when the three friends had been named, "we do not know who you are.
De Winter bowed again, unable to reply from excess of emotion.
Plans for the winter Salmon River Abundance of salmon west of the mountains New arrangements Caches Cerre's detachment Movements in Fontenelle's camp Departure of the Blackfeet Their fortunes Wind Mountain streams Buckeye, the Delaware hunter, and the grizzly bear Bones of murdered travellers Visit to Pierre's Hole Traces of the battle Nez Perce Indians Arrival at Salmon River
I received your letter with the pleasure I shall always hear from you, and am truly obliged to you for your kind offer to make interest with year aunt to have me spend the next winter in town.
In the heart of a savage and unknown country, seven hundred miles from the main body of his fellow-adventurers, Stuart had dismissed half of his little number, and was prepared with the residue to brave all the perils of the wilderness, and the rigors of a long and dreary winter.
with a partition between); both of good state and bigness; and those not to go all the length, but to have at the further end, a winter and a summer parlor, both fair.
But when winter shut down on Starkfield and the village lay under a sheet of snow perpetually renewed from the pale skies, I began to see what life there-or rather its negation-must have been in Ethan Frome's young manhood.
Only in the garden of the Selfish Giant it was still winter.
I read him the first winter I was at Columbus, and when I went down from the village the next winter, to take up my legislative correspondence again, I read him more than ever.