winter


winter
winter [win′tər]
n.
[ME < OE, akin to ON vetr, Goth wintrus, prob. < IE * wed-, to make wet: see WATER]
1.
a) the coldest season of the year: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of December, January, and February: in the astronomical year, that period between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox
b) the typically cold weather of this season
2. a year as reckoned by this season [a man of eighty winters]
3. any period of decline, dreariness, adversity, etc.
adj.
1. of or characteristic of winter
2. designed for or taking place during winter [winter sports]
3. that will keep during the winter [winter apples]
4. planted in the fall to be harvested in the spring [winter wheat]
vi.
1. to pass the winter
2. to be supplied with food and shelter in the winter
vt.
to keep, feed, or maintain during the winter

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