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winter  


      n  
1   
a    sometimes cap   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  
b    (as modifier)  
winter pasture     
2    the period of cold weather associated with the winter  
3    a time of decline, decay, etc.  
4    Chiefly poetic   a year represented by this season  
a man of 72 winters         Related adjs       brumal       hibernal       hiemal  
      vb  
5    intr   to spend the winter in a specified place  
6    to keep or feed (farm animals, etc.) during the winter or (of farm animals) to be kept or fed during the winter  
     (Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, Old Norse vetr, Gothic wintrus)  
  winterer      n  
  winterish, winter-like      adj  
  winterless      adj  


nuclear winter  
      n   a period of extremely low temperatures and little light that has been suggested would occur as a result of a nuclear war  
winter aconite  
      n   a small Old World ranunculaceous herbaceous plant, Eranthis hyemalis, cultivated for its yellow flowers, which appear early in spring  
winter cherry  
      n  
1    a Eurasian solanaceous plant, Physalis alkekengi, cultivated for its ornamental inflated papery orange-red calyx  
2    the calyx of this plant,   (See also)        Chinese lantern       ground cherry  
winter garden  
      n  
1    a garden of evergreen plants  
2    a conservatory in which flowers are grown in winter  
winter hedge  
      n     (West Yorkshire, south Lancashire, and Derbyshire)  
dialect   a clothes horse  
     (so called in contrast to a hedge on which clothes are dried in summer)  
winter heliotrope  
      n   a creeping perennial, Petasites fragrans, related to the butterbur, having lilac to heliotrope coloured flowers smelling of vanilla: found chiefly on road verges  
winter jasmine  
      n   a jasmine shrub, Jasminum nudiflorum, widely cultivated for its winter-blooming yellow flowers  
winter melon  
      n   a variety of muskmelon, Cucumis melo inodorus, that has sweet fruit with pale orange flesh and an unridged rind,   (Also called)    Persian melon  
winter moth  
      n   a brown geometrid moth, Operophtera brumata, of which the male is often seen against lighted windows in winter, the female being wingless  
Winter Olympic Games  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   an international contest of winter sports, esp. skiing, held every four years,   (Also called)    Winter Olympics  
winter quarters  
      pl n   housing or accommodation for the winter, esp. for military personnel  
winter rose  
      n      another name for       Christmas rose  
winter solstice  
      n  
1    the time at which the sun is at its southernmost point in the sky (northernmost point in the S hemisphere) appearing at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. It occurs about December 22 (June 21 in the S hemisphere)  
2      (Astronomy)   the point on the celestial sphere, opposite the summer solstice, at which the ecliptic is furthest south from the celestial equator. Right ascension: 18 hours; declination: --23.5°  
winter sports  
      pl n   sports held in the open air on snow or ice, esp. skiing  
Winter War  
      n   the war of the winter of 1939--40 between Finland and the USSR after which the Finns surrendered the Karelian Isthmus to the USSR  
winter wheat  
      n   a type of wheat that is planted in the autumn and is harvested the following summer  
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n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
exp.
expression used to designate something that happens very rarely
exp.
state securities laws
exp.
shout (as a sign of discontentment or anger)
n.
brothers of the blue eye
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons

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