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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Winter  \Win"ter\,  n.  [AS.  winter;  akin  to  OFries  &  D.  winter, 
  OS  &  OHG.  wintar,  G.  winter,  D.  &  Sw  vinter,  Icel.  vetr, 
  Goth.  wintrus  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  Old  Gallic  vindo- 
  white  (in  comp.),  OIr.  find  white.  ????.] 
  1.  The  season  of  the  year  in  which  the  sun  shines  most 
  obliquely  upon  any  region;  the  coldest  season  of  the  year. 
  ``Of  thirty  winter  he  was  old.''  --Chaucer. 
  And  after  summer  evermore  succeeds  Barren  winter, 
  with  his  wrathful  nipping  cold.  --Shak. 
  Winter  lingering  chills  the  lap  of  May  --Goldsmith. 
  Note:  North  of  the  equator,  winter  is  popularly  taken  to 
  include  the  months  of  December,  January,  and  February 
  (see  {Season}).  Astronomically,  it  may  be  considered  to 
  begin  with  the  winter  solstice,  about  December  21st, 
  and  to  end  with  the  vernal  equinox,  about  March  21st. 
  2.  The  period  of  decay,  old  age,  death,  or  the  like 
  Life's  autumn  past,  I  stand  on  winter's  verge. 
  {Winter  apple},  an  apple  that  keeps  well  in  winter,  or  that 
  does  not  ripen  until  winter. 
  {Winter  barley},  a  kind  of  barley  that  is  sown  in  autumn. 
  {Winter  berry}  (Bot.),  the  name  of  several  American  shrubs 
  ({Ilex  verticillata},  {I.  l[ae]vigata},  etc.)  of  the  Holly 
  family,  having  bright  red  berries  conspicuous  in  winter. 
  {Winter  bloom}.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  plant  of  the  genus  Azalea. 
  b  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Hamamelis}  ({H.  Viginica}); 
  witch-hazel;  --  so  called  from  its  flowers  appearing 
  late  in  autumn,  while  the  leaves  are  falling. 
  {Winter  bud}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  statoblast. 
  {Winter  cherry}  (Bot.),  a  plant  ({Physalis  Alkekengi})  of  the 
  Nightshade  family,  which  has  a  red  berry  inclosed  in  the 
  inflated  and  persistent  calyx.  See  {Alkekengi}. 
  {Winter  cough}  (Med.),  a  form  of  chronic  bronchitis  marked  by 
  a  cough  recurring  each  winter. 
  {Winter  cress}  (Bot.),  a  yellow-flowered  cruciferous  plant 
  ({Barbarea  vulgaris}). 
  {Winter  crop},  a  crop  which  will  bear  the  winter,  or  which 
  may  be  converted  into  fodder  during  the  winter. 
  {Winter  duck}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  pintail. 
  b  The  old  squaw. 
  {Winter  egg}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  egg  produced  in  the  autumn  by 
  many  invertebrates,  and  destined  to  survive  the  winter. 
  Such  eggs  usually  differ  from  the  summer  eggs  in  having  a 
  thicker  shell,  and  often  in  being  enveloped  in  a 
  protective  case.  They  sometimes  develop  in  a  manner 
  different  from  that  of  the  summer  eggs. 
  {Winter  fallow},  ground  that  is  fallowed  in  winter. 
  {Winter  fat}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {White  sage},  under  {White}. 
  {Winter  fever}  (Med.),  pneumonia.  [Colloq.] 
  {Winter  flounder}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  the  Note  under  {Flounder}. 
  {Winter  gull}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  European  gull;  --  called 
  also  {winter  mew}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Winter  itch}.  (Med.)  See  {Prarie  itch},  under  {Prairie}. 
  {Winter  lodge},  or  {Winter  lodgment}.  (Bot.)  Same  as 
  {Winter  mew}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Winter  gull},  above.  [Prov. 
  {Winter  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  geometrid  moths  which  come  forth  in  winter,  as  the 
  European  species  ({Cheimatobia  brumata}).  These  moths  have 
  rudimentary  mouth  organs,  and  eat  no  food  in  the  imago 
  state.  The  female  of  some  of  the  species  is  wingless. 
  {Winter  oil},  oil  prepared  so  as  not  to  solidify  in 
  moderately  cold  weather. 
  {Winter  pear},  a  kind  of  pear  that  keeps  well  in  winter,  or 
  that  does  not  ripen  until  winter. 
  {Winter  quarters},  the  quarters  of  troops  during  the  winter; 
  a  winter  residence  or  station. 
  {Winter  rye},  a  kind  of  rye  that  is  sown  in  autumn. 
  {Winter  shad}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  gizzard  shad. 
  {Winter  sheldrake}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  goosander.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
  {Winter  sleep}  (Zo["o]l.),  hibernation. 
  {Winter  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  dunlin. 
  {Winter  solstice}.  (Astron.)  See  {Solstice},  2. 
  {Winter  teal}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  green-winged  teal. 
  {Winter  wagtail}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  gray  wagtail  ({Motacilla 
  melanope}).  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Winter  wheat},  wheat  sown  in  autumn,  which  lives  during  the 
  winter,  and  ripens  in  the  following  summer. 
  {Winter  wren}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  American  wren  ({Troglodytes 
  hiemalis})  closely  resembling  the  common  wren. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Winter  \Win"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wintered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Wintering}.] 
  To  pass  the  winter;  to  hibernate;  as  to  winter  in  Florida. 
  Because  the  haven  was  not  commodious  to  winter  in  the 
  more  part  advised  to  depart  thence.  --Acts  xxvii. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Winter  \Win"ter\,  v.  i. 
  To  keep  feed  or  manage,  during  the  winter;  as  to  winter 
  young  cattle  on  straw. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  occurring  in  or  appropriate  to  the  season  of  winter;  "winter 
  winds"  [syn:  {winter(a)}] 
  n  :  the  coldest  season  of  the  year  [syn:  {wintertime}] 
  v  :  spend  the  winter;  "We  wintered  on  the  Riviera" 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Winter,  WI  (village,  FIPS  87975) 
  Location:  45.82105  N,  91.01201  W 
  Population  (1990):  383  (203  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 

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