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 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 ... 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 ...
Zhang Weina - Results
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... The winter fur is very dense and silky, but quite closely lying and short, while the summer fur is rougher, shorter and sparse ... 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 ...
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
... selected as a finalist city to host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Paralympics ... 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:

    Country acquaintances are charming only in the country and only in the summer. In the city in winter they lose half of their appeal.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.
    —W.E. (William Ewart)

    I know that winter death has never tried
    The earth but it has failed:
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)