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
... 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 ... 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 York…", and was first applied to the ...
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 ... range, it 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 ...
Zhang Weina - Results
1997-98 1998-99 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 Winter Games 3rd 1st ...
Sochi - 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics
... 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 ...

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)

    Whenas the Chill Sirocco blowes,
    And Winter tells a heavy tale;
    When Pyes and Dawes and Rookes and Crows,
    Sit cursing of the frosts and snowes;
    Then give me Ale.
    Thomas Bonham (d. 1629?)

    The moles nested in my cellar, nibbling every third potato, and making a snug bed even there of some hair left after plastering and of brown paper; for even the wildest animals love comfort and warmth as well as man, and they survive the winter only because they are so careful to secure them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)