Definitions for snowsnoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. precipitation in the form of hexagonal crystals of ice, usu. grouped together as snowflakes, formed directly from water vapor freezing in air. these flakes as forming a layer on the ground. the fall of these flakes or a storm during which they fall.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. something resembling a layer of these flakes in whiteness, softness, or the like.

  3. Literary. white blossoms. the white color of snow.

  4. Slang. cocaine or heroin.

    Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)

  5. white spots or bands on a television screen caused by a weak signal.

    Category: Radio and Television

  6. (v.i.)(of snow) to fall:

    It snowed heavily last night.

  7. to descend like snow.

  8. (v.t.)to let fall as or like snow.

  9. to cover, obstruct, confine, etc., with or as if with snow:

    The town was snowed in by the storm.

  10. Slang. to persuade or deceive by insincere talk or flattery.

  11. snow under, to cover with or bury in snow. to overwhelm. to defeat overwhelmingly.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

Origin of snow:

bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE snāw, c. OFris snē, OS, OHG snēo, ON snǣr, Go snaiws, L nix, Gk níps, OCS sněgŭ

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snow, snowfall(noun)

    precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

  2. snow(noun)

    a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

  3. Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester(noun)

    English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)

  4. coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C(verb)

    street names for cocaine

  5. snow(verb)

    fall as snow

    "It was snowing all night"

  6. bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play false(verb)

    conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

    "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. snow(noun)ʊ

    a white substance that falls from the sky when it is cold

    The snow lay thickly on the ground.; Snow had been falling all night.

  2. snow(verb)ʊ

    (of snow) to fall from the sky

    It was snowing heavily.


  1. snow(Noun)

    The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.

  2. snow(Noun)

    Any similar frozen form of a gas or liquid

  3. snow(Noun)

    The area of frequency on a television which has no programmes broadcast in analogue sets, the image is created by the Electrical noise.

  4. snow(Noun)


  5. snow(Noun)

    A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, crystalline water.

    We have had several heavy snows this year.

  6. snow(Verb)

    To have snow fall from the sky.

  7. snow(Verb)

    To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.

  8. snow(Verb)

    To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards

  9. Origin: From snow, snaw, from snaw, from snaiwaz, from snóygʷʰos. Cognate with snaw, snie, Dutch sneeuw, German Schnee, Danish sne, Norwegian snø, Swedish snö, snjór, nix, Russian . Also, from the same Indo-European root comes English snew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snow(noun)

    a square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted

  2. Snow(noun)

    watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms

  3. Snow(noun)

    fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes

  4. Snow(verb)

    to fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday

  5. Snow(verb)

    to scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow


  1. Snow

    Darrin Kenneth O'Brien, better known by his stage name Snow, is a Juno Award-winning Canadian reggae musician. He is best known for his 1992 single "Informer", which reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Snow

    Frozen water crystals that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'snow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3396

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'snow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2759

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'snow' in Nouns Frequency: #1367

Anagrams of snow

  1. wons

  2. owns

  3. nows

  4. sown

Translations for snow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


frozen water vapour that falls to the ground in soft white flakes

We woke up to find snow on the ground; We were caught in a heavy snow-shower; About 15 centimetres of snow had fallen overnight.

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