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Topic: CHRONOLOGY

Language: Old English
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winter

1 noun
     
win‧ter1 S2 W2 [uncountable and countable]
TMC the season after autumn and before spring, when the weather is coldest [↪ summer]:
the cold Canadian winters
the dark winter months
It usually snows here in the winter.
this/last/next winter
Fuel supplies could be seriously disrupted this winter.
mild/severe/hard etc winter
the severe winter of 1951
winter coat/shoes etc (=designed for cold weather)
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