HyperDic: winter

English > 2 senses of the word winter:
NOUNtimewinter, wintertimethe coldest season of the year
VERBstativewinter, overwinterspend the winter
winter > pronunciation
Soundswih'nter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > winter: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
Synonymwintertime
PartsmidwinterThe middle of winter
winter solsticeDecember 22, when the sun is at its southernmost point
Broaderseason, time of yearOne of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
Spanishinvierno
Catalanhivern
Adjectiveswintry, winterycharacteristic of or occurring in winter
Verbswinterspend the winter
winterizeprepare for winter
English > winter: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningspend the winter.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "We wintered on the Riviera"
  • "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
Synonymoverwinter
Broaderspend, passPass time in a specific way
Spanishhibernar, invernar, pasar el invierno
Catalanhivernar, hivern, passar l'hivern
Nounswinterthe coldest season of the year

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