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.

Read more about Winter:  Meteorology, Period, Causes, Exceptionally Cold Winters, Other Historically Significant Winters, Ecology, Humans and Winter, Use in Art, Symbolism

Famous quotes containing the word winter:

    Digressions, incontestably, are the sunshine;Mthey are the life, the soul of reading!—take them out of this book, for instance,—you might as well take the book along with them;Mone cold external winter would reign in every page of it; restore them to the writer;Mhe steps forth like a bridegroom,—bids All-hail; brings in variety, and forbids the appetite to fail.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    The sky seemed so small that winter day,
    A dirty light on a lifeless world,
    Contracted like a withered stick.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    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)