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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 ​Marchnorth of the ​equator and from May to ​Septembersouth 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)







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winternoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈwɪn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
A1 the ​season between ​autumn and ​spring, ​lasting from ​November to ​Marchnorth of the equator and from May to ​Septembersouth 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 ​surprisinglymild winter. a winter/winter's ​day winter ​weather/​snow

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winterverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /ˈwɪn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
(​especially of a ​bird) to ​spend the winter in a ​particularplace: Birds ​migrate so that they can winter in a ​warmercountry. A lot of ​olderpeople from ​northernstates winter in Florida or Arizona.
(Definition of winter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “winter”
in Korean 겨울…
in Arabic شِتاء…
in Malaysian musim sejuk, musim salji…
in French (d’)hiver…
in Russian зима…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冬季,冬天…
in Italian inverno…
in Turkish kış, kış mevsimi…
in Polish zima…
in Spanish invierno…
in Vietnamese mùa đông…
in Portuguese inverno…
in Thai ฤดูหนาว…
in German der Winter, Winter-……
in Catalan hivern…
in Japanese 冬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冬季,冬天…
in Indonesian musim dingin…
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