Language: Old English
Origin: snaw


1 noun
snow1 S3 W3
1 [uncountable]DN soft white pieces of frozen water that fall from the sky in cold weather and cover the ground [↪ sleet]:
Snow was falling heavily as we entered the village.
I could see footprints in the snow.
The town was buried under three feet of snow.
roads blocked by deep snow
Outside the snow was already melting.
The day was cold with flurries of snow (=when a small amount of snow falls).
The first few flakes of snow (=small pieces of snow) started to fall.
2 [countable]DN a period of time in which snow falls:
one of the heaviest snows this winter


[plural] a large amount of snow that has fallen at different times during the winter:
the melting of the winter snows
4 [uncountable] small white spots on a television picture, caused by bad weather conditions, weak television signals etc
5 [uncountable] informalMDD cocaine

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