verb (used without object)
Words nearby winter
Origin of winter
OTHER WORDS FROM winterwin·ter·er, nounwin·ter·ish, adjectivewin·ter·ish·ly, adverbwin·ter·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for wintered
Nansen wintered near Cape Norway, only a few miles from the spot reached by Jackson in 1895.
The fickle old lady proved scornful on all these streams, and finally, on the latter stream and its tributaries they wintered.
As no enemy opposed his march, he brought his forces safely into the country of the Allobroges, and there wintered.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The plums sent to this station the spring of 1914 wintered very nicely, blossomed very full and have set considerable fruit.
If sown in September, they should be wintered in a coolhouse.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
British Dictionary definitions for wintered
- (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