Winter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪntər|  American pronunciation of the word winter
Brit.  |ˈwɪntə|  British pronunciation of the word winter

noun

- the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox (syn: wintertime)

verb

- spend the winter(syn: overwinter)

Examples

They spend winters in Florida.

We're in for a cold winter this year, I hear.

She traveled there two winters ago.

The birds will winter in the southern part of the country.

My family winters in Florida.

The farm agreed to winter our horses for us.

It usually snows here in the winter.

Fuel supplies could be seriously disrupted this winter.

Last year, over 11,000 Canadians wintered in Arizona.

We wintered on the Riviera

Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island

Oil prices reached a new high last winter.

It was hard to keep warm in the cabin during the winter months.

The birds have already started heading south for the winter.

This winter, he added skiing to his list of favorite sports.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: winter
he/she/it: winters
present participle: wintering
past tense: wintered
past participle: wintered
noun
singular: winter
plural: winters
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