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winter

win·ter

winter

 
pronunciation:
wIn tr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the season of the year between autumn and spring, in the northern hemisphere continuing from the December solstice to the March equinox.
definition 2: year.
a mature woman of forty winters
definition 3: a period of time characterized by decline, disintegration, boredom, or misfortune.
definition 4: cold, often wet or damp, weather.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to or characteristic of winter.
definition 2: appropriate for winter.
winter sports
definition 3: planted in autumn so as to be ready to harvest in spring or summer.
winter wheat
definition 4: suitable for storage and use through the winter.
winter vegetableswinter apples
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wintered, wintering, winters
definition: to spend the winter.
They would like to winter in a warm climate.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to keep through the winter.
They wintered their cattle in large barns.
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derivation: winterish (adj.)