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winter

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈwɪn.tər/ us    /-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

winter

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   /ˈwɪn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
(especially of a bird) to spend the winter in a particular place: Birds migrate so that they can winter in a warmer country. Kuwait Bay is one of the world's most important wintering grounds for wading birds.
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