What is winter?

  • (verb): Spend the winter.
    Example: "We wintered on the Riviera"
    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
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... announced that Sochi had been selected as a finalist city to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Paralympics. 4, 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 ...
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 this sun of ...

More definitions of "winter":

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

Famous quotes containing the word winter:

    Unreal City,
    Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
    A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
    I had not thought death had undone so many.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    What is a farm but a mute gospel? The chaff and the wheat, weeds and plants, blight, rain, insects, sun—it is a sacred emblem from the first furrow of spring to the last stack which the snow of winter overtakes in the fields.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    All men hesitate
    Separately, always, seeing another year gone
    Frockcoated gentleman, farmer at his gate,
    Villein with mattock, soldiers on their shields,
    All silent, watching the winter coming on.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)