Synonyms for winter

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WINTER

It was on this errand that she first visited Boston—we believe in the winter of 1858-59.

Winter was near and he had no money to buy cloaks for his children.

I'd been figurin' and schemin' all autumn how to get my traps before the winter comes on.

The winter has been trying; there is rain one day, frost the next.

I must keep on steadily with Ted's Latin this fall and winter.

Winter pears, however, may be stored, for they keep like apples.

Winter lasts eight months, and the short summer is tropical.

On Sidney, on K., and on Christine the winter had left its mark heavily.

And we have a postal delivery every day in summer; when winter comes we get letters as we can.

In winter alike ordinary Mass and these celebrations were stopped by the snow.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WINTER

hibernate

verblie dormant; sleep through cold weather
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