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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 ?
From all quarters come complaints of the unusual prevalence of sleet at the higher levels.
The sky had changed from clear, sunny cold, to driving sleet and mist.
You behold another phase of his passion, a fury bejewelled with stars, mayhap bearing the crescent of the moon on its brow, shaking the last vestiges of its torn cloud-mantle in inky-black squalls, with hail and sleet descending like showers of crystals and pearls, bounding off the spars, drumming on the sails, pattering on the oilskin coats, whitening the decks of homeward-bound ships.
But a wet snow, melting to sleet, had fallen in the night and turned the roads to glass.
A furious gale stormed across the country, scourging it with desolating drifts of sleet.
The atmosphere, likewise, in this climate, where gale succeeds gale, with rain, hail, and sleet, seems blacker than anywhere else.
There was snow, or sleet, or rain almost every day for weeks, changing only for keen driving winds or sharp frosts.
A bitter sleet came rattling against us here on the east wind, and Joe took me on his back.
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.
The weather for a few days past had been stormy, with rain and sleet.
Came days of fog, when even Maud's spirit drooped and there were no merry words upon her lips; days of calm, when we floated on the lonely immensity of sea, oppressed by its greatness and yet marvelling at the miracle of tiny life, for we still lived and struggled to live; days of sleet and wind and snow-squalls, when nothing could keep us warm; or days of drizzling rain, when we filled our water-breakers from the drip of the wet sail.
The sleet fell all that day unceasingly, a thick mist came on early, and it never rose or lightened for a moment.