winter

winter
win•ter
[[t]ˈwɪn tər[/t]] n.
1) the cold season between autumn and spring, in the Northern Hemisphere from the December solstice to the March equinox, and in the Southern Hemisphere from the June solstice to the September equinox
2) the months of December, January, and February in the U.S., and of November, December, and January in Great Britain
3) cold weather:
a touch of winter in the air[/ex]
4) the colder half of the year
(opposed to summer I).
5) a year:
a man of 60 winters[/ex]
6) a period like winter; a period of decline, dreariness, or adversity
7) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of winter
8) bot (of fruit and vegetables) of a kind that may be kept for use during the winter
9) agr. bot planted in the autumn to be harvested in the spring or early summer:
winter rye[/ex]
10) to spend or pass the winter
11) to keep, feed, or manage during the winter, as plants or cattle
Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OOHG wintar, ON vetr, Go wintrus; prob. akin to wet, water win′ter•er, n. win′ter•ish, adj. win′ter•ish•ly, adv. win′ter•less, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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