midwinter


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mid·win·ter

 (mĭd′wĭn′tər)
n.
1. The middle of the winter.
2. The period of the winter solstice, on or about December 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.

midwinter

(ˈmɪdˈwɪntə)
n
1. (Astronomy)
a. the middle or depth of the winter
b. (as modifier): a midwinter festival.
2. another name for winter solstice

mid•win•ter

(n. ˈmɪdˈwɪn tər, -ˌwɪn-; adj. -ˌwɪn-)

n.
1. the middle of winter.
2. the winter solstice, around December 22.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the middle of the winter.
[before 1150]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midwinter - the middle of wintermidwinter - the middle of winter      
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
winter, wintertime - the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
Translations
مُنْتَصَف الشِّتاء
uprostřed zimy
midvintermidvinter-
tél: a tél dereka
hávetur; tíminn í kringum vetrarsólhvörf
viduržiemis
ziemas vidus
uprostred zimy
kış ortası

midwinter

[ˈmɪdˈwɪntəʳ]
A. Npleno invierno m
in midwinteren pleno invierno
B. CPDde pleno invierno

midwinter

[ˌmɪdˈwɪntər]
nplein hiver m
in midwinter → en plein hiver
modif [gale, blizzard, snow] → d'hiver; [break] → d'hiver

midwinter

nMitte fdes Winters, Wintermitte f
adjum die Mitte des Winters, mittwinterlich

midwinter

[ˌmɪdˈwɪntəʳ] npieno inverno

midwinter

(midˈwintə) noun
the middle of winter. He arrived in midwinter; (also adjective) on a midwinter day.
References in classic literature ?
Not till midwinter was the count at last handed a letter addressed in his son's handwriting.
It was not yet quite midwinter, and the turbulent Fifty Mile River vindicated his judgment.
It was January, midwinter, an awful time to have to face privation.
There his wife, nearly twenty-six years ago, had broken to him, with a blushing circumlocution that would have caused the young women of the new generation to smile, the news that she was to have a child; and there their eldest boy, Dallas, too delicate to be taken to church in midwinter, had been christened by their old friend the Bishop of New York, the ample magnificent irreplaceable Bishop, so long the pride and ornament of his diocese.
It'll be much pleasanter in the spring than in midwinter. If at the end of the next term you still want to go I'll make no objection.
The stones extend a rod or two into the water, and then the bottom is pure sand, except in the deepest parts, where there is usually a little sediment, probably from the decay of the leaves which have been wafted on to it so many successive falls, and a bright green weed is brought up on anchors even in midwinter.
There were hollows and bowers at the extreme end of that leafy garden, in which the laurels and other immortal shrubs showed against sapphire sky and silver moon, even in that midwinter, warm colours as of the south.
Three months afterward, in midwinter, he smote the north shore of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar to Greece in the same stupefying manner.
As ALSC's representative, Rivas-Martinez will attend the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, as well as the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
In 'A Midwinter's Tale,' the stand-alone holiday episode of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' that begins streaming tomorrow, there's as much drama as mystical mischief.