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 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 ... 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 ...
Zhang Weina - Results
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 Winter Games 3rd 1st Chinese ...
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" ...
Sochi - 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics
... Olympic Committee announced that Sochi had been selected as a finalist city to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Paralympics ... On July 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 ...
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 ... adopts a completely white coat (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:

    One of the ministers of Truro, when I asked what the fishermen did in the winter, answered that they did nothing but go a- visiting, sit about, and tell stories, though they worked hard in summer. Yet it is not a long vacation they get. I am sorry that I have not been there in winter to hear their yarns.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
    As with your shadow I with these did play.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The winter evening settles down
    With smell of steaks in passageways.
    Six o’clock.
    The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)