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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
winter (noun)
1.
the season between autumn and spring comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of December, January, and February or as reckoned astronomically extending from the December solstice to the March equinox
2.
the colder half of the year
3.
- year happened many winters ago
4.
a period of inactivity or decay
winter (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to pass the winter - winters in the Caribbean
2.
transitive verb
to feed or find food during the winter - used with on to keep, feed, or manage during the winter
winter (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or suitable for winter - a winter vacation winter clothes
2.
sown in the autumn and harvested in the following spring or summer - winter wheat winter rye compare summer
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
winter (noun)
a period of often involuntary inactivity or idleness
SYNONIMS:
layoff, time-out, winter
RELATED WORDS:
break, breath, breather, interruption, lull, pause, recess; abeyance, doldrums, dormancy, latency, quiescence, suspense, suspension
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