Meaning of “winter” in the English Dictionary

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"winter" in British English

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winternoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈwɪn.tər/ us /ˈwɪn.t̬ɚ/

A1 the season between autumn and spring, lasting from November to March north of the equator and from May to September south of the equator, when the weather is coldest:

I think you tend to eat more in (the) winter.
Last winter we went skiing.
It's been a surprisingly mild winter.
a winter/winter's day
winter weather/snow

More examples

  • Delicate plants need to be kept in a greenhouse during the winter.
  • Everywhere looks so grey and depressing in winter.
  • We need to conserve our supplies so we can get through the winter.
  • The road is open now, but it is often blocked by snow in the winter.
  • We tend to get cold winters and warm, dry summers in this part of the country.

winterverb [ I + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈwɪn.tər/ us /ˈwɪn.t̬ɚ/

(Definition of “winter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"winter" in American English

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winternoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈwɪn·tər/

the season when the weather is coldest between fall and spring, lasting from November to March north of the equator and from May to September south of the equator:

[ C ] last/next/this winter
[ U ] My grandparents often vacation in Florida for part of the winter.

(Definition of “winter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)