What does hibernate mean?

Definitions for hibernateˈhaɪ bərˌneɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hibernate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hibernate, hole up(verb)

    sleep during winter

    "Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves"

  2. hibernate(verb)

    be in an inactive or dormant state


  1. hibernate(Verb)

    To spend winter time in hibernation.

  2. hibernate(Verb)

    To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.

    Your computer hibernates after it has been idle for the specified amount of time. uE00015683uE001 Microsoft Corp, Use Hibernate and Standby to Conserve Batteries (2001)

  3. Origin: From hibernatus, from hiberno, from hibernus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hibernate(verb)

    to winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects

  2. Origin: [L. hibernare, hibernatum, fr. hibernus wintry. See Hibernal.]


  1. Hibernate

    Hibernate is an object-relational mapping library for the Java language, providing a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to a traditional relational database. Hibernate solves object-relational impedance mismatch problems by replacing direct persistence-related database accesses with high-level object handling functions. Hibernate is free software that is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. Hibernate's primary feature is mapping from Java classes to database tables. Hibernate also provides data query and retrieval facilities. It also generates the SQL calls and attempts to relieve the developer from manual result set handling and object conversion and keep the application portable to all supported SQL databases with little performance overhead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hibernate

    hī′bėr-nāt, v.i. to winter: to pass the winter in torpor: to live in seclusion.—ns. Hiber′nacle, a winter covering; Hibernac′ulum, any part of a plant protecting an embryonic organ during the winter.—adj. Hiber′nal, belonging to winter: wintry.—n. Hibernā′tion, the state of torpor in which many animals pass the winter. [L. hibernāre, -ātumhibernus, wintry—hiems, winter.]

Anagrams for hibernate »

  1. breathe in, inbreathe

  2. Breathe in

  3. Inbreathe


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hibernate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hibernate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johnny Wowk:

    If you continue to procrastinate and hibernate your body will start to deteriorate. -Johnny The Walker

  2. The IEA:

    But the current forecast is for a mild winter in Europe and the U.S. If it turns out to be true, bulging stock levels will add further pressure and oil market bears may choose not to hibernate.

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