[ win-terz ]
/ ˈwɪn tərz /


Y·vor [ahy-vawr] /ˈaɪ vɔr/, 1900–68, U.S. poet and critic.

Definition for winters (2 of 2)


[ win-ter ]
/ ˈwɪn tər /



verb (used without object)

to spend or pass the winter: to winter in Italy.
to keep, feed, or manage during the winter, as plants or cattle: plants wintering indoors.

Origin of winter

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Winter, Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun; akin to wet, water

Related forms

win·ter·er, nounwin·ter·ish, adjectivewin·ter·ish·ly, adverbwin·ter·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for winters


/ (ˈwɪntə) /


  1. (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
  2. (as modifier)winter pasture
the period of cold weather associated with the winter
a time of decline, decay, etc
mainly poetic a year represented by this seasona man of 72 winters Related adjectives: brumal, hibernal, hiemal


(intr) to spend the winter in a specified place
to keep or feed (farm animals, etc) during the winter or (of farm animals) to be kept or fed during the winter

Derived Forms

winterer, nounwinterish or winter-like, adjectivewinterless, adjective

Word Origin for winter

Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus
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