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win·ter

winter

 
pronunciation:
wIn tr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the season of the year that is the lowest in temperature and occurs between the autumn and spring seasons. In the northern hemisphere, winter begins with the December solstice and ends at the March equinox. In the Southern hemisphere, winter begins at the summer solstice in June and ends with the autumnal equinox in September.
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: winters, wintering, wintered
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.)