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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v winter spend the winter "We wintered on the Riviera","Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
    • n winter the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota
Cold, winter, year. Apache Cold, winter, year. Apache
Citadel in Winter Citadel in Winter
Brownsville's Winter Sport Brownsville's Winter Sport
The Midnight Constellations of Winter, B.C. 2700 The Midnight Constellations of Winter, B.C. 2700
Old Man Winter Old Man Winter

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the winter, squirrels make waterproof nests in hollow trees.
    • Winter The period of decay, old age, death, or the like. "Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge."
    • Winter The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year. "Of thirty winter he was old.""And after summer evermore succeeds
      Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold."
      "Winter lingering chills the lap of May."
    • v. i Winter To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.
    • v. i Winter To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida. "Because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs like the wood frog and some turtles can stop their heart and frost their tissues during winter and defrost after that
    • n winter The cold season of the year. Astronomically winter is reckoned to begin in northern latitudes when the sun enters Capricorn, or at the solstice (about December 21st), and to end at the equinox in March; but in ordinary speech winter comprises the three coldest months—December, January, and February being reckoned the winter months in the United States, and November, December, and January in Great Britain. In southern latitudes winter corresponds to the northern summer. See season.
    • n winter A year: now chiefly poetical, with implication of a hard year or of frosty age.
    • n winter Figuratively, a period analogous to the winter of the year: a season of inertia or suspended activity, or of cheerlessness, dreariness, or adversity.
    • n winter The last portion of corn brought home at the end of harvest; or, the state of affairs when all the grainon a farm is reaped and brought under cover; also, the rural feast held in celebration of the ingathering of the crops.
    • winter Occurring in, characteristic of, or pertaining to winter; wintry.
    • winter Specifically, Harelda glacialis, in various parts of the United States. See cut under Harelda.
    • winter See lime-tree winter moth, above.
    • winter To spend or pass the winter; take winter quarters: hiemate: hibernate.
    • winter To overtake with winter; detain during winter.
    • winter To keep, feed, or manage during the winter: as, delicate plants must be wintered under cover.
    • winter To retain during a winter.
    • n winter The part of the old-style hand printing-press which sustained the carriage.
    • n winter An implement made to hang on the front of a grate, for the purpose of keeping warm a tea-kettle or the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The modern Olympic Games were held in the first time in 1896 at Athens and were then followed by the 1900 Paris games. The winter games were added in 1924.
    • n Winter win′tėr the cold season of the year: a year: any season of cheerlessness: the last corn of the harvest, a harvest festival
    • adj Winter wintry
    • v.i Winter to pass the winter
    • v.t Winter to feed, or to detain, during winter
    • n Winter win′tėr an appliance for fixing on the front of a grate, to keep warm a tea-kettle or the like.
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  • Anne Bradstreet
    Anne Bradstreet
    “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “An old man loved is winter with flowers.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.”
  • Hal Borland
    Hal Borland
    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. winter,; akin to OFries. & D. winter, OS. & OHG. wintar, G. winter, D. & Sw. vinter, Icel. vetr, Goth. wintrus,; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo-, white (in comp.), OIr. find, white.


In literature:

Mr Winter, you know this gentleman.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
Rare winter visitor; summer range unknown; winters in the Rockies.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
The winter apple-tree in the free is a reassuring object.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Mr. Winter, while listening, had glanced at a clock.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
When my story was concluded Winter was silent.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
You know grandma's old, and they think she can't live through the winter.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
Out in the country it was hard winter, and the glass was a few degrees lower than in the town.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Last winter was a hard winter, but I have got over it all now.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
This was by no means so happy a winter in Gershom church and society as last winter had been.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
The next winter passed as the winter before had done, only I had no Christmas entertainment.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
In Georgia the winters are mild.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Mommie wants me to go to Boise to school, next winter, to Aunt Sarah's.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
On that other side, you see, is my winter sofa.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
During the Revolution she was wont to spend the winter with her husband in his winter quarters.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Winter succeeds summer abruptly in my memory.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Gosnold and his men got the eerie feel of the place too when the winter approached.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
The country is more of a wilderness, more of a wild solitude, in the winter than in the summer.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
Only this lake has no smooth surface, for it is always in motion, and never freezes in the very hardest winter.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
I'm planning extensive changes in the Winter for next Spring, and it'll take all the income.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I store in the cellar, in barrels, for winter sales to winter dealers.
"The Apple" by Various

In poetry:

But when the winter's over
I'll back return to thee,
And thou shalt rise and smile again
In beauty on the lee.
"A Sonnet" by Samuel Bamford
Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green,
Thy sky is ever clear;
Thou hast no sorrow in thy song,
No Winter in thy year!
"Ode To The Cuckoo" by John Logan
All day the darkness and the cold
Upon my heart have lain,
Like shadows on the winter sky,
Like frost upon the pane;
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When cold winds range my winter-night,
Be thou my summer-door;
Keep for me all my young delight,
Till I am old no more.
"Songs of the Autumn Nights" by George MacDonald
Falling leaves and falling men!
When the snows of winter fall,
And the winds of winter blow,
Will be woven Nature's pall.
"October" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
You can see it in the laughter of doves
In the flutter of butterflies
In the ocean, in the breathing of dales
and in the song of every nightingale
in the tears of winter, when winter cries
in the giving of a generous cloud
"My Love (Do Not Ask Me)" by Nizar Qabbani

In news:

"There's nothing to suggest a dry winter, but we might not have the robust rain we had been thinking of for the fall and winter," Rose continued, adding that winter temperatures are likely to be colder than average.
Friends Rachel Ellerson, 15, Kim Winter, From left: Friends Rachel Ellerson, 15, Kim Winter.
Since in South Beach, winter is simply a time to put on a slightly less skimpy bathing suit, winter drinks are a bit lighter than one might find elsewhere in the country.
Malachi Jonas Winters was born at 4:48 am on Jan 17, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital to Charity and Tim Winters of Seldovia.
Peter J Mathias of Winter Haven, who passed away at 1:45 pm Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012, in Life Care Center of Winter Haven.
The winter storm of December 20, 2008 brought more than 7 inches of snow to Bainbridge Island but it left a winter wonderland.
Padding a path through the woods Josh Rhoten Snowshoeing has become one of the most popular winter activities in America because of its low risk of injury compared to other winter sports and because itamprsquos easy pick up and master.
Climate expert agrees with Farmer's Almanac: “You might see some winter weather during winter.”.
When Katrina happened to meet Winter on a family vacation to a Florida aquarium, Katrina said Winter and her met each other's eyes and things changed.
One judge at the Dec 2009 Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge comp said he was one of the younger riders to watch, and he took 4th in the 2009 Winter Dew Tour standings.
She lived the dream of wintering in Winter Haven, Fla. And summering in Land Harbour, Newland.
This winter should be colder and snowier than last winter, according to the nation's top weather forecasters.
It took her nearly four winters, but Pastella, 49, is now a winter 46er.
Bedrock Shelf -Life Winter & Winter.
Tahoe Magazine, Winter 2012-13 Read the entire 164-page winter guide online here, a joint publication of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, Tahoe Daily Tribune and Lake Tahoe Action.

In science:

Winters et al. (2000) were not able to identify any stars which clearly exhibit “B-class” mass loss.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
Winters et al. (2000) for explaining the wind.
The Very Slow Wind From the Pulsating Semiregular Red Giant L2 Pup
To place these findings in context, it is interesting to consider the related findings recently made by Winter.
Comparison of two unknown pure quantum states
Hayden, P., Leung, D. W., and Winter, A., Aspects of generic entanglement, arXiv:quant-ph/0407049. 3.
Entanglement in Random Subspaces
Let us recall the following result of Winter.
Characters of the irreducible representations with fundamental highest weight for the symplectic group in characteristic p
Winter, On the modular representation theory of the two-dimensional special linear group over an algebraical ly closed field, J.
Characters of the irreducible representations with fundamental highest weight for the symplectic group in characteristic p
Kirchberg, E. and Winter, W.: Covering dimension and quasidiagonality, Intern. J.
Simple C*-algebras with locally finite decomposition rank
Winter, W.: On the classification of simple Z -stable C ∗ -Algebras with real rank zero and finite decomposition rank, preprint math.
Simple C*-algebras with locally finite decomposition rank
Kazakov V A, Staudacher M and Winter T 1996 Exact solution of discrete two-dimensional R2 gravity.
A few remarks on Colour-Flavour Transformations,truncations of random unitary matrices, Berezin reproducing kernels and Selberg type integrals
Random variate generation in one line of code, in: 1996 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, ed. J.M.
Gamma Tilting Calculus for GGC and Dirichlet means with applications to Linnik processes and Occupation Time Laws for Randomly Skewed Bessel Processes and Bridges
This early-type star (A2IIIeB9IVep+sh, Pogodin et al. 2005) with many emission lines in its visible spectrum has been recently shown to be a young Herbig Ae/Be star (Cidale et al. 2000, de Winter et al. 2001).
The magnetic field of the pre-main sequence Herbig Ae star HD 190073
We show that for a large family of sequences of finite graphs, which includes the case in which Gn is the d-dimensional torus of size-length n for d ≥ 4, the process (Yt )∞ t=0, suitably normalized, converges to the Rayleigh process introduced by Evans, Pitman, and Winter.
Loop-erased random walk on finite graphs and the Rayleigh process
The Rayleigh process (R(t), t ≥ 0) was introduced by Evans, Pitman, and Winter .
Loop-erased random walk on finite graphs and the Rayleigh process
Leung and Andreas Winter, Aspects of generic entanglement, Comm.
Entanglement of random vectors
Winter, Aspects of generic entanglement, Commun.
Optimal two-qubit gate for generation of random bipartite entanglement