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win·ter

winter

 
pronunciation:
wIn tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the season of the year between autumn and spring.
It can get very cold in the winter.
definition 2: cold, often wet or damp, weather.
She wears a heavy coat to withstand the winter.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: winters, wintering, wintered
definition 1: to spend the winter.
They would like to winter in a warm climate.
definition 2: to keep through the winter.
They wintered their cattle in large barns.
derivation: winterish (adj.)