What does snow mean?

Definitions for snowsnoʊ

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

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"


  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

  6. Origin: [OE. snow, snaw, AS. snw; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sno, G. schnee, Icel. snr, snjr, snajr, Sw. sn, Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sngas, Russ. snieg', Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr. acc. ni`fa, also AS. snwan to snow, G. schneien, OHG. snwan, Lith. snigti, L. ningit it snows, Gr. ni`fei, Zend snizh to snow; cf. Skr. snih to be wet or sticky. 172.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snow

    snō, n. the crystalline form into which the excess of vapour in the atmosphere is condensed when the temperature is below freezing: a snowfall: a winter: (her.) white argent.—v.i. and v.t. to fall in snow, to cover with snow.—n. Snow′ball, a ball made of snow pressed hard together: a shrub bearing a round white flower, the guelder-rose: a round pudding of rice with an apple in the centre, a mass of boiled rice shaped in a cup: white of egg beaten stiff and placed on the surface of a custard.—v.t. to throw snowballs at.—v.i. to throw snowballs.—ns. Snow′-ber′ry, a bushy, deciduous shrub, bearing white berries; Snow′-bird, a North American bird of the Finch family, the upper parts lead-colour, the lower parts white.—adj. Snow′-blind, affected with snow-blindness.—ns. Snow′-blind′ness, amblyopia caused by the reflection of light from snow; Snow′-blink, a peculiar reflection arising from fields of snow, like ice-blink; Snow′-boot, a boot made to protect the feet while walking in snow; Snow′-box, a theatrical apparatus for representing a snowfall; Snow′-break, a melting of snow; Snow′-broth, snow and water mixed, any very cold liquid; Snow′-bunt′ing, Snow′-flick, a bird of the Finch family, Bunting sub-family, abounding in the Arctic regions.—adjs. Snow′-capped, -capt, covered with snow; Snow′-cold, as cold as snow.—ns. Snow′-drift, a bank of snow drifted together by the wind; Snow′drop, a genus of plants of the natural order Amaryllis, with bell-shaped flower arising from a spathe, bulbous root, two leaves and one single-flowered leafless stem.—ns.pl. Snow′-eyes, -gogg′les, an Eskimo contrivance to prevent snow-blindness.—n. Snow′fall, a quiet fall of snow: the amount falling in a given time.—adj. Snow′-fed, begun or increased by melted snow, as a stream.—ns. Snow′field, a wide range of snow, esp. where permanent; Snow′-finch, the stone- or mountain-finch; Snow′flake, a feathery flake of snow: the snow-bunting: a bulbous-rooted garden flower, resembling the snowdrop, but larger; Snow′-fly, a perlid insect or kind of stone-fly found leaping on the snow; Snow′-ice, ice formed from freezing slush.—adv. Snow′ily.—n. Snow′iness.—adjs. Snow′ish, resembling snow; Snow′less; Snow′-like; Snow′-limbed, with limbs white as snow.—ns. Snow′line, the line upon a mountain that marks the limit of Snowshoe.

  2. Snow

    snō, n. a vessel once much in use, differing only from a brig in having the boom-mainsail traversing on the trysail-mast, instead of hooped to the mainmast. [Dut. snaauw, a boat.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Snow

    Frozen water crystals that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.

Editors Contribution

  1. snow

    The precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere.

    Snow is a welcome sight for joyful eyes at Christmas time, children love to see it and experience all the fun it brings to play in it too.

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  2. SNOW

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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 for snow »

  1. wons

  2. owns

  3. nows

  4. sown


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snow in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Voltaire:

    Canada: A few acres of snow.

  2. Luis Abraham Garcia:

    I've never seen snow like this.

  3. Cassandra Fish:

    Wind is as big an issue as snow.

  4. Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence:

    Snow has to pay for what he's done.

  5. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Images & Illustrations of snow

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