winter Definition

the coldest season of the year, between autumn and spring, lasting from December to February in the Northern Hemisphere and from June to August in the Southern Hemisphere.

Using winter: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "winter" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I love skiing in the winter.

  • Example

    The trees are bare in the winter.

  • Example

    It's too cold to go outside in the winter.

winter Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for winter

  • cold season
  • hibernation period
  • frosty weather

Phrases with winter

  • sports or activities that are done on snow or ice, such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating


    I'm planning to go to the mountains this weekend for some winter sports.

  • the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year, occurring in the Northern Hemisphere around December 21st and in the Southern Hemisphere around June 21st


    The winter solstice is an important event in many cultures and religions.

  • a place or scene that is beautiful and magical in winter, often characterized by snow and ice


    The park turned into a winter wonderland after the snowfall.

Origins of winter

from Old English 'wintra'


Summary: winter in Brief

Winter [ˈwɪntər] is the coldest season of the year, typically lasting from December to February in the Northern Hemisphere. It is characterized by cold weather, bare trees, and snow, and is associated with winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Other phrases include 'winter solstice,' the shortest day of the year, and 'winter wonderland,' a beautiful and magical winter scene.

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