Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Language: Old English
Origin:

winter

1 noun
     
Related topics: Chronology
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)

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary