winter meaning

EN[ˈwɪntə(ɹ)] [ˈwɪntɚ] [ˈwɪɾ̃ɚ] [-ɪntə(r)]
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  • Winter (/ˈwɪntər/) is the coldest season of the year in polar climates and temperate climates, between autumn and spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun.
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    Definition of winter in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwintersSUF-ter
    1. Traditionally the fourth of the four seasons, typically regarded as being from December 23 to March 20 in continental regions of the Northern Hemisphere or the months of June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the time when the sun is lowest in the sky, resulting in short days, and the time of year with the lowest atmospheric temperatures for the region.
      1. Ne take noon hede to brynge togidere þe parties of þe boon þat is to-broken or dislocate, til viij. daies ben goon in þe wyntir, & v. in þe somer; for þanne it schal make quytture, and be sikir from swellynge; & þanne brynge togidere þe brynkis eiþer þe disiuncture after þe techynge þat schal be seid in þe chapitle of algebra.
    2. (figuratively) The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.
    3. VerbSGwintersPRwinteringPT, PPwintered
      1. VI To spend the winter (in a particular place).
        1. When they retired, they hoped to winter in Florida.
      2. VT To store something (for instance animals) somewhere over winter to protect it from cold.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Even TV announcers at the last Winter Olympics were spotted with a swoosh on their jackets.
          • Regal ermine is made of the weasely stoat's winter coat
          • This family friendly paradise - with its giant snow slides, outdoor amphitheatre, and traditional winter activities - is the ideal destination for the young and old alike.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The rites that artichokes serve, of course, are spring’s, the annual cleaning and regreening of the palate after the long winter.
          • The town is packed in the summer, but clears out in the winter.
          • Some programs use drought stress to cause budset and harden the crop in preparation for winter.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            1. en winters
            2. en wintery
            3. en winterer
            4. en winterly
            5. en wintered
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of winter for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "winter" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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