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

 

winter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈwɪntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they winter
BrE BrE//ˈwɪntə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntər//
 
he / she / it winters
BrE BrE//ˈwɪntəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntərz//
 
past simple wintered
BrE BrE//ˈwɪntəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntərd//
 
past participle wintered
BrE BrE//ˈwɪntəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntərd//
 
-ing form wintering
BrE BrE//ˈwɪntərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪntərɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to spend the winter somewhere Many British birds winter in Africa. Increasing numbers of retired people are wintering abroad. compare overwinter Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch winter and German Winter, probably also to wet.
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