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English definition of “winter”

winter

noun [C/U]  /ˈwɪn·tər/ us  
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.
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