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Definitions of winter

  1. spend the winter; "We wintered on the Riviera" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the coldest season of the year The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. occurring in or appropriate to the season of winter; "winter winds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To pass the winter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The period of decay, old age, death, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The cold season of the year; cold weather; a period when vitality is low; as, old age is the winter of life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To pass the months of the cold season; as, snakes winter in the ground. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To keep during the cold season. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The cold season of the year: the after-autumn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To feed during winter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The cold season of the year; months of December, January, and February. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To care for during the winter; pass the winter; be affected by winter weather. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Belonging to winter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The cold season of the year, commencing, astronomically, in the northern hemisphere, when the sun enters Capricorn, or at the solstice about the 21st of December, and ending at the equinox in March; but in ordinary discourse, confined to the three months of December, January, and February; a period resembling winter; the part of a printing-press which sustains the carriage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To feed or manage during the winter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The fourth and coldest season of the year. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. To pass the winter; to feed or manage during winter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Pert. to a winter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. win't[.e]r, n. the cold season of the year: a year: any season of cheerlessness: the last corn of the harvest, a harvest festival.--adj. wintry.--v.i. to pass the winter.--v.t. to feed, or to detain, during winter.--ns. WIN'TER-APP'LE, an apple that keeps well in winter, or that does not ripen till winter; WIN'TER-BAR'LEY, a kind of barley which is sown in autumn.--adj. WIN'TER-BEAT'EN (Spens.), beaten or injured by the cold of winter.--ns. WIN'TER-BERR'Y, a name given to several shrubs of the genus Ilex, growing in the eastern parts of North America; WIN'TER-BLOOM, the witch-hazel; WIN'TER-BOURNE, an intermittent spring in the chalk-districts; WIN'TER-CHERR'Y, one of the Solanaceæ, a plant with edible red berries--also called in the United States Strawberry-tomatoes: the Balloon-vine, having large triangular, inflated fruit.--adj. WIN'TER-CLAD, warmly clad.--ns. WIN'TER-CLOV'ER, the partridge-berry; WIN'TER-CRESS, a cruciferous plant, cultivated for winter salad; WIN'TER-CROP, a crop that will endure the winter, or that yields fodder in winter-time.--adj. WIN'TERED, having seen many winters: exposed to winter: (Shak.) worn in winter.--ns. WIN'TER-FALL'OW, a fallow made in the winter; WIN'TER-GAR'DEN, an ornamental garden for winter; WIN'TER-GREEN, a plant of genus Pyrola, also of Chimaphila: a plant of genus Gualtheria, whose oil is an aromatic stimulant, used chiefly in flavouring confectionery and syrups.--v.t. WIN'TER-GROUND (Shak.), to protect, as a plant, from the inclemency of winter.--ns. WIN'TER-LODGE, -LODG'MENT, the hibernacle of a plant.--adj. WIN'TERLY, cheerless.--n.pl. WIN'TER-QUAR'TERS, the quarters of an army during winter: a winter residence.--ns. WIN'TER-SETT'LE, an old word for a winter dwelling; WIN'TER-TIDE, winter: WIN'TER-WHEAT, wheat sown in autumn; WIN'TRINESS.--adjs. WIN'TRY, WIN'TERY, resembling, or suitable to, winter: stormy. [A.S. winter; Ger. winter; of uncertain origin; not conn. with wind.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. win't[.e]r, n. an appliance for fixing on the front of a grate, to keep warm a tea-kettle or the like. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Season between autumn& spring, three or four coldest months of year (in northern latitudes Nov. or Dec. to Jan. or Feb., or, Astron., from Dec. solstice to March equinox; hard, mild, w., with, without, much frost), (attrib.) occurring, used, &c., in or lasting for the w. (w. apple, cough, solstice, &c.; w. sleep, hibernation; w. quarters, esp. to which troops retire for w.; w. garden, glass-covered space with plants &c. used as lounge); (Rhet., Poet.) year of life (a man of 50 ww., 50 years old); w.-green, a genus of plants green through w.; w.-lodge bot., bud or bulb protecting plants embryo through w.; w.-tide poet., w.; hence winterless, winterly, aa. (Vb) spend the w. at, in, &c.; keep or feed (plants, cattle) during w. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Gothic] The cold season of the year ; in common usage, in the northern hemisphere, the period from the first day of December to the first day of March ; in astronomical usage, the period from the solstice in December (about the twenty-first day) to the vernal equinox in March (about the twenty-first day);—a year. Cabinet Dictionary

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