Definitions for Winter
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Winter.
the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
spend the winter
"We wintered on the Riviera"; "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
Traditionally the fourth of the four seasons, typically regarded as being from December 23 to March 20 in continental regions of the Northern Hemisphere or the months of June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the time when the sun is lowest in the sky, resulting in short days, and the time of year with the lowest atmospheric temperatures for the region.
To spend the winter (in a particular place).
When they retired, they hoped to winter in Florida.
To store something (for instance animals) somewhere over winter to protect it from cold.
A common Germanic surname.
Etymology: From wintruz. Perhaps represents a nasalised variant of wed- (> English water, wet); but perhaps akin to winistre, with original sense possibly a cardinal direction or possibly "unfavorable". Another theory is that the word itself stemmed from the old Gaelic words "Wyn" and "Tir", which, when put together, mean "White Earth."
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
is often used in composition.
The king sat in the winter-house, and there was a fire burning before him. Jer. xxxvi. 22.
If in November and December they fallow, ’tis called a winter-fallowing. John Mortimer.
Shred it very small with thyme, sweet margarome, and a little winter-savoury. Izaak Walton, Angler.
The cold season of the year.
Etymology: winter , Saxon; winter, Danish, German, and Dutch.
Though he were already stept into the winter of his age, he found himself warm in those desires, which were in his son far more excuseable. Philip Sidney.
After Summer evermore succeeds
The barren Winter with his nipping cold. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.
Those flaws and starts
Impostors brow to fear, would well become
A woman’s story at a Winter’s fire. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
He hath bought a pair of cast lips of Diana: a nun of Winter’s sisterhood kisses not more religiously; the very ice of chastity is in them. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
The two beneath the distant poles complain
Of endless Winter and perpetual rain. Dryden.
Liest thou asleep beneath those hills of snow?
Stretch out thy lazy limbs; awake, awake,
And Winter from thy furry mantle shake. Dryden.
Suppose our poet was your foe before,
Yet now, the bus’ness of the field is o’er,
’Tis time to let your civil wars alone,
When troops are into Winter-quarters gone. Dryden.
He that makes no reflections on what he reads, only loads his mind with a rhapsody of tales, fit in Winter-nights for the entertainment of others. John Locke.
The republick have sent to prince Eugene to desire the emperor’s protection, with an offer of Winter-quarters for four thousand Germans. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Stern Winter smiles on that auspicious clime,
The fields are florid with unfading prime. Alexander Pope.
To define Winter, I consider first wherein it agrees with Summer, Spring, Autumn, and I find they are all seasons of the year; therefore a season of the year is a genus: then I observe wherein it differs from these, and that is in the shortness of the days; therefore this may be called its special nature, or difference: then, by joining these together, I make a definition. Winter is that season of the year wherein the days are shortest. Isaac Watts, Logick.
To feed or manage in the Winter.
The cattle generally sold for slaughter within, or exportation abroad, had never been handled or wintered at handmeat. William Temple.
Young lean cattle may by their growth pay for their wintering, and so be ready to fat next Summer. John Mortimer.
To pass the Winter.
Etymology: from the noun.
The fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. Is. xviii. 6.
Because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart. Acts xxvii. 12.
Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate climates. It occurs after autumn and before spring. The tilt of Earth's axis causes seasons; winter occurs when a hemisphere is oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter brings snow and freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the Sun's elevation with respect to the North or South Pole is at its most negative value; that is, the Sun is at its farthest below the horizon as measured from the pole. The day on which this occurs has the shortest day and the longest night, with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The earliest sunset and latest sunrise dates outside the polar regions differ from the date of the winter solstice and depend on latitude. They differ due to the variation in the solar day throughout the year caused by the Earth's elliptical orbit (see: earliest and latest sunrise and sunset).
the season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year
the period of decay, old age, death, or the like
to pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida
to keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw
Etymology: [AS. winter; akin to OFries. & D. winter, OS. & OHG. wintar, G. winter, D. & Sw. vinter, Icel. vetr, Goth. wintrus; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo- white (in comp.), OIr. find white. .]
Winter is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. It is caused by the axis of the Earth in the respective hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather, but when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
win′tėr, 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.]
win′tėr, n. an appliance for fixing on the front of a grate, to keep warm a tea-kettle or the like.
A season on planet earth.
Winter can bring such beauty to the landscape a crisp fresh look.
Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020
In the northern hemisphere is the months of december, january and february.
We have moderate winters in the northern hemisphere.
Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
In the southern hemisphere is the months of june, july and august.
Winter in the southern hemisphere is different to the northern hemisphere.
Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Winter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1489
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Rank popularity for the word 'Winter' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1663
Rank popularity for the word 'Winter' in Nouns Frequency: #636
The numerical value of Winter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Winter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
It’s really good to be skating. You can feel the coming winter and New Year, it’s scary, but we wanted to skate.
I think it'll be hard to get political and public support for it. I think it'll be hard to enforce and people are tired, in many ways, we think winter could be a perfect storm. That's why I wish we could have used our summer a lot better, to really crush the virus and make sure we were in better position for it.
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
Absolute disbelief, it probably means more to me to win New Zealand’s first winter gold.
The first thing is, we need to continue our programs of vaccination, but having said that, it is absolutely critical to get people vaccinated now, because... it's very likely that we will see additional surges, whether this fall or this winter. And the way to minimize those is, in fact, get people vaccinated. So please do that.
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- musim dinginIndonesian
- موسم سرماUrdu
- mùa đôngVietnamese
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