What is winter?

  • (noun): The coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox.
    Synonyms: wintertime
    See also — Additional definitions below

Winter

Winter (/ˈwɪntər/ WIN-tər) is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.

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Winter - Mythology - Personifications
... Old Man Winter, also known as Father Winter Jack Frost Ded Moroz Snegurochka Vetr Sinterklaas etc ... In Bangla the advent of winter is often expressed by the sentence "Sheeter buri ashchhe dheye" which means "the winter old woman is coming fast" ...
Winter Of Discontent
... The "Winter of Discontent" is an expression, popularised by the British media, referring to the winter of 1978–79 in the United Kingdom, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions ... The phrase "Winter of Discontent" is from the opening line of William Shakespeare's Richard III "Now is the Winter of our Discontent / Made glorious summer by ...
Zhang Weina - Results
1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 Winter Olympic Games 22nd World Championship 22nd 22nd 28th 20th 17th Four Continents Championships 7th 9th 8th 6th 7th Asian ...
Sochi - 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics
... Sochi had been selected as a finalist city to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Paralympics. 2007, Sochi was announced as the host city of the 2014 Winter Games, edging out Pyeongchang, South Korea and Salzburg, Austria ... This will be Russia's first time to host the Winter Olympic Games, and the first time to host the Paralympic Games ...
Stoat - Physical Description - Fur
... The winter fur is very dense and silky, but quite closely lying and short, while the summer fur is rougher, shorter and sparse ... (save for the black tail-tip) during the winter period ... Differences in the winter and summer coats are less apparent in southern forms of the species ...

More definitions of "winter":

  • (verb): Spend the winter.
    Example: "We wintered on the Riviera"

Famous quotes containing the word winter:

    We know of no scripture which records the pure benignity of the gods on a New England winter night. Their praises have never been sung, only their wrath deprecated. The best scripture, after all, records but a meagre faith. Its saints live reserved and austere. Let a brave, devout man spend the year in the woods of Maine or Labrador, and see if the Hebrew Scriptures speak adequately to his condition and experience.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The winter owl banked just in time to pass
    And save herself from breaking window glass.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    These are the small townsmen of death,
    A man and a woman, like two leaves
    That keep clinging to a tree,
    Before winter freezes and grows black....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)