Definition of winter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwɪntə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntər//
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  •   [uncountable, countable] the coldest season of the year, between autumn/fall and spring a mild/severe/hard winter Our house can be very cold in (the) winter. They worked on the building all through the winter. We went to New Zealand last winter. the winter months a winter coat
  • Word OriginOld English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch winter and German Winter, probably also to wet.Extra examples The birds fly south for the winter. a frigid midwestern city in the dead of winter one of the worst winters we have ever had plants which are susceptible to winter frosts the artist’s bleak winter sceneIdioms in the coldest part of winter
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