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Winter appears in the following tongue twister:

  • The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb winter:


The word winter is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun winter

What does winter mean as a name of something?

Winter is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: winters

  1. the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of winter: wintertime
    • more generic terms: season / time of year = one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
    • parts:

Alternative definition of the noun winter


  1. Traditionally the fourth of the four seasons, typically regarded as being from December 21 to March 20 in continental regions of the Northern Hemisphere or the months of June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the time when the sun is lowest in the sky, resulting in short days, and the time of year with the lowest atmospheric temperatures for the region.

Definition of the verb winter

What does winter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wintered | wintering | winters

  1. spend the winter
    • example: We wintered on the Riviera
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]My family always summered at the seashore

      Weekend Verbs (with the same syntax): december, holiday, honeymoon, overnight, sojourn, summer, vacation, weekend.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of winter: overwinter
    • more generic words: pass / spend = use up a period of time in a specific way


Winter is a bottlenose dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida, USA, widely known for having a prosthetic tail. She is the subject of the book Dolphin Tale, and the 2011 film of the same name, a dramatization of her story, and the sequel Dolphin Tale 2. Winter was found in the coastal waters of Florida in December 2005, caught in a crab trap, which resulted in the loss of her tail. She was then taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The loss of her tail caused her to swim unnaturally with her tail moving side to side instead of up and down. As a result, she was fitted with a silicone and plastic tail that enabled her to swim normally. She has since become a highly popular attraction at the aquarium, which led to the film's making. She lives in her pool with another dolphin, Hope, who is the subject of the 2014 sequel to Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2.

  • born in (10 years ago)


  1. Winter is a fictional character who is published by Wildstorm Productions. He first appeared in Stormwatch #1.
  2. Winter is a fictional character from the 2005 film Hellraiser: Deader.

There are other characters with in their name, like Ted Winter, Tim Winter, Ella Winter, Lady Winter, Suze Winter, Amara Winter, Bruno Winter, David Winter, Henry Winter, Larry Winter, Sarah Winter, Sonya Winter, Joseph Winter, Philip Winter, Barbara Winter, Lillian Winter, Mrs. de Winter, Old Man Winter, Winter Soldier and Maxim de Winter.


  1. "Winter" is a 1987 novel by Len Deighton, which follows the lives of a German family from 1899 to 1945. At the same time the novel provides an historical background to several of the characters in Deighton's nine novels about the British intelligence agent Bernard Samson, who grew up in the ruins of Berlin after World War II.
    • also known as "Winter (MM to TR Promotion)"
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Fiction, Historical fiction
    • subjects: History, Family, Espionage, Germany
  2. "Winter" is a 2000 young adult novel by John Marsden. Winter, the protagonist of the story, returns to the family estate she left at four when her parents died. She finds that everything is not as it seems when she visits her parents' graves, and she is determined out the answers.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Young-adult fiction
    • released in (16 years ago)


  1. "Winter" is a Malayalam slasher-horror-thriller film starring Jayaram, Bhavana released in the year 2009. It was directed by Dipu Karunakaran and produced by K. Radhakrishnan. The music is scored by Raj Krishnan.
  2. "Winter" is a 2013 short documentary adventure drama film written and directed by Cristina Picchi.
  3. "Winter" is a 2008 short film directed by Nathaniel Dorsky.
  4. "Winter" is a Silly Symphonies animated Disney short film. It was released in 1930.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • director: Burt Gillett
    • genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical, Musical comedy
    • released on (85 years ago)
  5. "Winter" is a 1969 drama film directed by Marcel Hanoun.
    • countries: France, Belgium
    • language: French
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (47 years ago)
  6. "Winter" is a 2011 short adventure comedy film written and directed by Alaric Rocha.
  7. "Winter" is a 2001 Italian drama film written and directed by Nina di Majo.
    • also known as LInverno
    • country: Italy
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (15 years ago)
  8. "Winter" is a 2012 drama film directed by Jerry Collom.


"Winter" is a video game.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: n-Space
  • genre: Survival horror


  1. "Winter" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos, first released in 1992. The song was written about Amos' relationship with her father, who is a minister.
  2. "Winter" is a song by English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones featured on their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.
  3. "Winter" is a song by rock band U2. The track was originally planned to be included on the band's 2009 album No Line on the Horizon, but it was cut at the end of the recording sessions as it did not fit the album's theme. The song does appear on the accompanying film Linear. "Winter" was written for the 2009 war film Brothers at the request of director Jim Sheridan, and it plays over the closing credits. Several different versions of the song have been recorded, including an uptempo rock arrangement on Linear and a slower acoustic version in Brothers. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe award.
    • lyrics by Bono
    • award: - Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (from Brothers) nomination for U2 & Bono
  4. "Winter" is a 2010 single from Unheilig. There are two versions, a standard two-track single and a limited edition disc with a poster included. It is the ninth single to be released from Unheilig.
    • also known as Winterland
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "Winter" is the second EP released by Jon Foreman, frontman of the San Diego rock band Switchfoot. The EP was released on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, as either a digital download or as a physical copy packaged with the Fall EP in a double-disc set.
  6. "Winter" is a 2011 single by TVXQ.
    • also known as Winter ~Winter Rose / Duet -winter ver.-~
    • artists: TVXQ & DBSK
    • released on (4 years ago)
  7. "Winter" is the 19th studio album by the electric folk band Steeleye Span. So far it is the second of three studio albums made by a line-up consisting of Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Liam Genockey and Ken Nicol. This is their first Christmas album. Most of the songs on the album are traditional folk songs, but it also includes three new pieces expressing neo-pagan views on the Winter season. It also includes a negro spiritual, "Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel", the first time the band had drawn from that particular musical genre.
  8. "Winter" is a composition.
  9. "winter" is a composition, cataloged instance.
    • also known as in this winter
    • music and lyrics by Yuki Kajiura
  10. "Winter" is a musical single of Tori Amos.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  11. "Winter" is a composition.
    • also known as Winter (remix by Robert Armani), Winter (remix by Sandro Galli)
    • music by Dave Clarke
  12. "Winter" is a musical single of Darren Tate.
    • released on (11 years ago)


  1. Winter is a freelance software programmer and consultant. Winter was previously known by the name John Winter Smith, but reported having legally changed his name to Winter in 2006. He is best known for his goal to visit every Starbucks location in the world, visiting as many as 29 locations in one day.
    • born on (43 years ago) in Chicago
  2. Winter a.k.a. Chris Northrop: Christopher Scott "Chris" Northrop is an American actor known for portrayals of offbeat, eccentric characters such as Emo in Wildlife and euro-chic fashion magazine staffer Sven on ABC's hit TV show Ugly Betty. Throughout the third season of the series Northrop regularly appeared as Sven—a character best known for his relationship with fellow MODE staffer Amanda Tanen, played by Becki Newton, which originally surfaced in episode #316 titled Things Fall Apart.

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Winter, Ben Winter, Bob Winter, Jan Winter, Jay Winter, Joe Winter, Kim Winter, Max Winter, Ron Winter, Sam Winter and many others.


  1. Winter is an American death/doom band from New York. They take their name from the Amebix song of the same name. The band performed at the 2011 Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands.
  2. Winter were an Irish progressive rock / metal band, who received critical acclaim for their live performances in the 1980s and 1990s. They released a debut EP titled Across The Circle's Edge which in both vinyl format and in CD format.

There are other groups with in their name, like In Winter, In-Winter, Winter Axe, Lady Winter, Paul Winter, Winter Fuel, Winter Haze, Winter Moon, Winter Rose, Winter Soul, Zulu Winter, Black Winter, Raven Winter, Winter Grief, Winter Moods, Winter sport, Winter Tales, Winter's Eve, A Winter Lost and Arcane Winter.


  1. Winter is a village in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census. The village is within the Town of Winter.
  2. Winter is a town in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 969 at the 2000 census. The Village of Winter is located within the town, but not a part of it. The unincorporated community of Hay Stack Corner is also located in the town.

There are other places with in their name, like Winter Hill, Winter Park, Winter road, Winter Creek, Winter Haven, Winter House, Winter Harbor, Winter Island, Winter Palace, Winter Gardens, Winter Harbour, Winter Springs, Winter Quarters, Winter Garden Theatre, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Heritage Carousel & Winter Wonderland Carousel.


  1. Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar climates and temperate climates, between autumn and spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the sun's elevation with respect to the North Pole is at its most negative value. The earliest sunset and latest sunrise dates outside the polar regions differ from the date of the winter solstice, however, and these depend on latitude, due to the variation in the solar day throughout the year caused by the Earth's elliptical orbit.
  2. Winter is an Australian mystery-drama-thriller television series set to screen on the Seven Network in 2015. It is a spin-off of the 2014 telemovie The Killing Field which starred Rebecca Gibney as Detective Sergeant Eve Winter with Peter O'Brien, Chloe Boreham and Liam McIntyre.
  3. Winter is the title of the most famous poem by Mehdi Akhavan Sales the contemporary Iranian poet which was published in 1956. It was composed in Persian and has been translated into other languages.The poem has two layers: on the surface, the speaker is describing the chilly season, but more profoundly he is depicting the despair originating from political suppression in Iran.
  4. Winter: The 1913 Winter Egg is one of a series of fifty-two Russian jewelled Easter eggs and was designed by Alma Pihl, a designer who worked for Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. The Tsar Nicholas II had a standing order of two easter eggs every year, one for his mother, and one for his wife. The Winter Egg was an Easter gift for his mother, Tsarina Maria Feodorovna. The price in 1913 was 24,700 rubles, the most expensive Easter egg ever made. The egg sold for US$9.6 million in an auction at Christie's in New York City in 2002.
  5. Winter is the second release by the crust punk band Amebix, released during their original run. It was released in 1983 on Spiderleg Records, with "Beginning of the End" as the B-side.

Phrases with Winter

Phrases starting with the word Winter:

  1. Winter Rat
  2. winter urn
  3. Winter Coat
  4. winter fern
  5. Winter Moth
  6. Winter Rape
  7. winter rose
  8. Winter Worm
  9. winter wren
  10. Winter-Feed
  11. winter-kill
  12. Winter Break
  13. winter cress
  14. winter hazel
  15. winter heath
  16. winter melon
  17. Winter Skate

Phrases ending with the word Winter:

  1. In-Winter
  2. Out-Winter
  3. Jacky Winter

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Winter

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Google previewMerry's Museum for Boys and Girls (1841)

by Samuel Griswold Goodrich

Winter means that the myriad races of annual weeds and plants are dead, to revive again no more; that myriads of blossoms have faded forever from the...

Winter means that the minstrelsy of the birds is gone, and that the field and forest, so lately cheered by a thousand forms and sounds of happy...

Google previewHarper's Magazine (1858)

by Henry Mills Alden, Lee Foster Hartman, Frederick Lewis Allen, Thomas Bucklin Wells

laws ; but winter is a character by itself — a wondrous individuality in look, tone, manner. It is no conformist, but establishes its own rule and originates its own fashion, and therefore we love it : for, while the other seasons are neat, trim, civilized ...

Google previewHarper's New Monthly Magazine (1858)

by Henry Mills Alden

laws; but winter is a character by itself—a wondrous individuality in look, tone, manner. It is no conformist, but establishes its own rule and originates its own fashion, and therefore we love it: for, while the other seasons are neat, trim, civilized ...

Google previewGood Leaders Ask Great Questions (2014)

Your Foundation for Successful Leadership by John C. Maxwell

For unsuccessful people winter is a time of hibernation, drudgery, and low expectations. For successful people winter is a time of beginnings. This is the time for vision and dreams. It is a time of anticipation. Goals are set and plans are made ...

Google previewGod's Creative Gift--Unleashing the Artist in You (2013)

Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Within by Jody Thomae

Simply put: winter is the time of dying to our old self so the new self can emerge ( Col 3:1–10). And while simply put, it is...

The danger of winter is that in our grief over the loss and death of what we hold dear, we forget the ...

Google previewThe Newcastle Magazine (1827)

Winter is a season which 'is absolutely necessary to the health of the constitution, and of the earth, and the earth's fruits.

Google previewThe Living Age ... (1852)

A Paris winter is a vile compound of cold, slush, damp, fog, and foul smells. A Brussels one is all the preceding, plus sleet and storm. A German winter is an affair of stoves, double windows, for mantles, and foot-warmers, frozen fountains, and ...

Google previewMaria Rodale's Organic Gardening Secrets: Winter (2012)

by Maria Rodale

Winter is a time of stark beauty and contrasts. The chill, contrasted with the warmth; the crunch of snow; the smooth, hot comfort of a cup of tea; the crisp night air, steam erupting from our mouths and noses like smoke; cheeks burned from a day ...

Google previewThe Book of Ceremonies (2011)

A Native Way of Honoring and Living the Sacred by Gabriel Horn

Winter is a time to think about our own Great Change,” the old ones told the boy. “It will come, in its own time, sooner than we want. It's a time to reflect on our goodness, and to direct our prayers in ceremony at this time of power in the sacred ...

Google previewDiscerning Your Season (2004)

by Anya Miller Hall

To some, winter is a relief from the hot summer weather. It is a time to relax and unwind from the business of summer.

For many, winter is the season to ski, snowboard or ice skate.

Google previewSturm's Reflections on the works of God (from the Germ.). (1824)

by Christoph Christian Sturm

Winter is an Emblem of Life. During the winter ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

Oversown into existing pastures either alone or in mixtures with annual ryegrass or legumes to extend the season of growth of the pasture into the autumn and winter. 5. Emergency forage when stands or new sowings of perennial forage fail.

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

winter, Өвлийн ордон Winter Palace(St. Petersburg), ѳвлийн ѳвгѳн аавFather Winter (figure presiding at ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Winter squash, like other richly colored vegetables, are excellent sources of carotenes—the richer the color, the richer ...

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Quotes about Winter

first winter
my lips

with a pair
cracked lips
i greet my first winter

cracked lips
that's how i greeted
my first winter

or rather that's how
my first winter
greeted me

(tokyo,1988) (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of W4I1N1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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