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o·ver·win·ter

 (ō′vər-wĭn′tər)
intr.v. o·ver·win·tered, o·ver·win·ter·ing, o·ver·win·ters
1. To remain alive through the winter: sheep that overwintered on the steppe.
2. To pass or spend the winter: We usually overwinter in the Bahamas.
adj. (ō′vər-wĭn′tər)
Occurring during the period of winter.

overwinter

(ˌəʊvəˈwɪntə)
vb
1. (intr) to spend winter (in or at a particular place)
2. (Biology) (tr) to keep (animals or plants) alive through the winter
3. (Biology) (intr) (of an animal or plant) to remain alive throughout the winter

o•ver•win•ter

(ˌoʊ vərˈwɪn tər)

v.i.
to pass or survive the winter.
[1890–95; probably translation of Norwegian overvintre]

overwinter


Past participle: overwintered
Gerund: overwintering

Imperative
overwinter
overwinter
Present
I overwinter
you overwinter
he/she/it overwinters
we overwinter
you overwinter
they overwinter
Preterite
I overwintered
you overwintered
he/she/it overwintered
we overwintered
you overwintered
they overwintered
Present Continuous
I am overwintering
you are overwintering
he/she/it is overwintering
we are overwintering
you are overwintering
they are overwintering
Present Perfect
I have overwintered
you have overwintered
he/she/it has overwintered
we have overwintered
you have overwintered
they have overwintered
Past Continuous
I was overwintering
you were overwintering
he/she/it was overwintering
we were overwintering
you were overwintering
they were overwintering
Past Perfect
I had overwintered
you had overwintered
he/she/it had overwintered
we had overwintered
you had overwintered
they had overwintered
Future
I will overwinter
you will overwinter
he/she/it will overwinter
we will overwinter
you will overwinter
they will overwinter
Future Perfect
I will have overwintered
you will have overwintered
he/she/it will have overwintered
we will have overwintered
you will have overwintered
they will have overwintered
Future Continuous
I will be overwintering
you will be overwintering
he/she/it will be overwintering
we will be overwintering
you will be overwintering
they will be overwintering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overwintering
you have been overwintering
he/she/it has been overwintering
we have been overwintering
you have been overwintering
they have been overwintering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overwintering
you will have been overwintering
he/she/it will have been overwintering
we will have been overwintering
you will have been overwintering
they will have been overwintering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overwintering
you had been overwintering
he/she/it had been overwintering
we had been overwintering
you had been overwintering
they had been overwintering
Conditional
I would overwinter
you would overwinter
he/she/it would overwinter
we would overwinter
you would overwinter
they would overwinter
Past Conditional
I would have overwintered
you would have overwintered
he/she/it would have overwintered
we would have overwintered
you would have overwintered
they would have overwintered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overwinter - 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?"
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We also analyzed seasonal records of Sandhill Crane sightings in Nebraska spanning a century, primarily from citizen observers, to determine 1) whether Sandhill Cranes had overwintered previously in Nebraska and 2) whether any shifts in last autumn reports or first spring reports of Sandhill Cranes had occurred over the period of record.
Bryn Roberts of Norton went home happy with his eight fish limit including the fish of the week - an overwintered 4lb 12oz brown trout caught at the west end of the Dam Wall with maggot.
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Sow hardy annuals to be overwintered outdoors in cold areas.
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Graeme Benzie, Aberdeen RE the debate on the lack of cows in the fields, it is a wellknown fact that the majority of cows are overwintered inside and stay indoors until there is sufficient new grass for them to eat.
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2 Give overwintered sprouting broccoli and spring cabbages a light dressing of a high Nitrogen fertiliser to give them a boost.
Juveniles were collected from 14 nurseries in Nam Dinh and 13 nurseries in Ninh Binh provinces by cast net (4-week old and overwintered juveniles) or scoop (1-week-old juveniles) nets.
PERENNIAL summer bedding plants can be overwintered as cuttings or stock plants lifted direct from your fading displays.
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