verb (used without object)
- winsor, justin,
- winter aconite,
- winter barley,
- winter break,
- winter cherry,
- winter cress
Origin of winter
Examples from the Web for winter
One line in “Winter Wonderland” has stopped countless people dead in their tracks.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, the Russians were about to mount a winter offensive of their own.
But Winter is dead, Clapton is tired of life on the road, and King unreliable in concert.
With the harsh Middle Eastern winter approaching fast, what people in Syria and Iraq need most, in fact, is humanitarian support.
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was trying to remember whether or not I'd put moth-balls in your winter suit.'The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
In the latter part of winter, my only cow sickened and died, a loss which we seriously felt.Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow|Eliza R. Snow Smith
It'd take all he's worth to feed him through the winter, and he'd be no use to you at all.The Hills of Desire|Richard Aumerle Maher
This one lives in the eastern half of the country in summer, and goes far south for the winter.Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
The specific name griseus means gray, and probably has reference to the grayish color of the winter plumage.
- (sometimes capital)the coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring, astronomically from the December solstice to the March equinox in the N hemisphere and at the opposite time of year in the S hemisphere
- (as modifier)winter pasture
Word Origin for winter
Old English, "fourth season of the year," from Proto-Germanic *wentruz (cf. Old Frisian, Dutch winter, Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, German winter, Danish and Swedish vinter, Gothic wintrus, Old Norse vetr "winter"), possibly from PIE *wed-/*wod-/*ud- "wet" (see water), or from *wind- "white" (cf. Celtic vindo- "white").
The Anglo-Saxons counted years in "winters," cf. Old English ænetre "one-year-old." Old Norse Vetrardag, first day of winter, was the Saturday that fell between Oct. 10 and 16.
"to pass the winter (in some place)," late 14c., from winter (n.). Related: Wintered; wintering.