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Definitions of winter

  1. spend the winter; " We wintered on the Riviera"
  2. the coldest season of the year
  3. occurring in or appropriate to the season of winter; " winter winds"
  4. the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
  5. To pass the winter.
  6. The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.
  7. The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.
  8. To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.
  9. To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.
  10. The cold season of the year; cold weather; a period when vitality is low; as, old age is the winter of life.
  11. To pass the months of the cold season; as, snakes winter in the ground.
  12. To keep during the cold season.
  13. The cold season of the year: the after- autumn.
  14. To feed during winter.
  15. The cold season of the year; months of December, January, and February.
  16. To care for during the winter; pass the winter; be affected by winter weather.
  17. Belonging to winter.
  18. The cold season of the year, commencing, astronomically, in the northern hemisphere, when the sun enters Capricorn, or at the solstice about the 21st of December, and ending at the equinox in March; but in ordinary discourse, confined to the three months of December, January, and February; a period resembling winter; the part of a printing- press which sustains the carriage.
  19. To feed or manage during the winter.
  20. The fourth and coldest season of the year.
  21. To pass the winter; to feed or manage during winter.
  22. Pert. to a winter.
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Usage examples for winter

  1. She smiled, though it was winter in her heart. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  2. " She will do very well, I dare say," said Miss Winter One of the men can look after her." – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  3. Always bring on your cause in the winter months. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  4. Why, that was nearly as long as she herself had been away, and she had had one every winter and summer. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  5. Winter is here in earnest! – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. All winter long Cuffy was just as good as any little bear could be. – The Tale of Cuffy Bear by Arthur Scott Bailey
  7. " Winter never means to come this year. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  8. Her winter was a quiet one. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  9. That was in the fall of the year, and all that winter the young inventor had been busy on many things, not the least of which was his storage battery. – Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road by Victor Appleton
  10. Do let the winter question rest! – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  11. It's full of good things for Winter – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  12. " Think of this place in winter I said to Zulime. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  13. What did you do all winter – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  14. I guessed your trouble last winter – With Edge Tools by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  15. They went off and Carrie turned to Mrs. Winter – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  16. He remembered something Mary Wing had said to him one day last winter You're a great deal more like a woman than a man; don't you know it?" – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  17. He came home once in the winter and she had remarked a change. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  18. When the servant had left the room, Dr. Wilton said,- " I have advised these poor things to come here for the winter anyhow, Anna. – Salome by Emma Marshall
  19. He said to mother, " It will be winter soon." – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
  20. I remember the winter he put it there. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
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