What does snow mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snow, snowfallnoun

    precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

  2. snownoun

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

  3. Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicesternoun

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

  4. coke, blow, nose candy, snow, Cverb

    street names for cocaine

  5. snowverb

    fall as snow

    "It was snowing all night"

  6. bamboozle, snow, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone's eyes, lead by the nose, play falseverb

    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. snownoun

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

  2. snownoun

    Any similar frozen form of a gas or liquid

  3. snownoun

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

  4. snownoun


  5. snownoun

    A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, crystalline water.

    We have had several heavy snows this year.

  6. snowverb

    To have snow fall from the sky.

  7. snowverb

    To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.

  8. snowverb

    To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards

  9. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SNOWnoun

    The small particles of water frozen before they unite into drops. John Locke

    Etymology: snaw , Saxon; snee, Dutch.

    Benaiah slew a lion in a pit, in time of snow. 2 Sa. xxiii.

    Drought and heat consume snow waters. Job xxiv. 19.

    He gives the Winter’s snow her airy birth,
    And bids her virgin fleeces clothe the earth. George Sandys.

  2. To Snowverb

    To scatter like snow.

    If thou be’st born to see strange sights,
    Ride ten thousand days and nights,
    ’Till age snow white hairs on thee. John Donne.

  3. To Snowverb

    To have snow fall.

    Etymology: snawan , Saxon; sneeuwen, Dutch.


  1. SNOW

    SNOW 1.0, SNOW 2.0, and SNOW 3G are word-based synchronous stream ciphers developed by Thomas Johansson and Patrik Ekdahl at Lund University.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snownoun

    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. Snownoun

    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. Snownoun

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

  4. Snowverb

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

  5. Snowverb

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

  6. Etymology: [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 perpetual snow; Snow′-owl, the great white owl of northern regions; Snow′-plough, a machine for clearing roads and railways from snow; Snow′shoe, a great flat shoe worn to prevent sinking in the snow.—v.i. to walk or travel on such.—ns. Snow′-slip, a mass of snow which slips down a mountain's side; Snow′storm, a storm accompanied with falling snow.—adj. Snow′-white, as white as snow: very white.—n. Snow′-wreath (Scot.), a snowdrift.—adj. Snow′y, abounding or covered with snow: white, like snow: pure. [A.S. snáw; Ger. schnee, L. nix, nivis.]

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. snow

    A vessel formerly much in use. It differs slightly from a brig. It has two masts similar to the main and fore masts of a ship, and close abaft the main-mast a trysail-mast. Snows differ only from brigs in that the boom-mainsail is hooped to the main-mast in the brig, and traverses on the trysail-mast in the snow.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SNOW

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Snow is ranked #734 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Snow surname appeared 47,528 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Snow.

    85% or 40,399 total occurrences were White.
    8.9% or 4,263 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 974 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 922 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 675 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 290 total occurrences were Asian.

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. sown

  2. wons

  3. nows

  4. owns

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  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

Examples of snow in a Sentence

  1. Van Dam:

    Early season snowpack can be highly unstable because of the lack of consistent storms, once the storm door is open to more frequent snow events in January and February, snow begins to pile up in layers on top of the unstable, early season snowfall.

  2. Brandon Rola:

    Officers were running around flagging down trucks, trying to see if anyone in the area had a shovel, we were using (EMTs') back braces to try to remove snow. People were clawing at it. Eventually, between good Samaritans, truck drivers coming by with shovels in their beds, we were able to get a decent amount of shovels.

  3. Alaska State Troopers:

    Searchers from Tri-Valley Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers responded on snow machines and located the group approximately 13 miles in from the Stampede Road trailhead.

  4. Dan McKena:

    The weather can change instantly … we've had snow on Thanksgiving before, i just kept visualizing that I didn't want him sitting under an umbrella that I initially saw in a snowstorm.

  5. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    My enemies are many, my equals are none. In the shade of olive trees, they said Italy could never be conquered. In the land of Pharaohs and Kings, they said Egypt could never be humbled. In the realm of forest and snow, they said Russia could never be tamed. Now they say nothing. They fear me, like a force of nature, a dealer in thunder and death! I say: I am Napoleon, I am Emperor. (Napoleon: Total War)

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