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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.
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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
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o•ver•win•ter

(ˌoʊ vərˈwɪn tər)

v.i.
to pass or survive the winter.
[1890–95; probably translation of Norwegian overvintre]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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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The first step for many species is simply to find an appropriate, livable overwintering site--a shelter or space such as a hibernaculum--where the temperature is habitable (still cold, but hopefully not life-threatening) and the creature can take refuge.
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Small populations of free-tailed bats also have been documented as overwintering in Texas for many years; however, few attempts were made to enumerate their size (Krutzsch and Sulkin, 1958; Spenrath and LaVal, 1973; Glass, 1982; Tuttle, 2003; Keeley and Keeley, 2004; Scales and Wilkins,
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Senior study author Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and distinguished professor of neurobiology at UMass Medical School, said taken as a whole, our study reveals another fascinating aspect of the monarch butterfly migratory behavior, adding "Greater knowledge of the mechanisms underlying the fall migration may well aid in its preservation, currently threatened by climate change and by the continuing loss of milkweed and overwintering habitats."