winter, season between autumn and spring, coldest season of the year (often characterized by coldness and rain or snow); period of dormancy or inactivity; span of one year as symbolized by the return of the winter season
(n.) = winter ; wintertime. Ex: We are thus concerned with a virtually limitless number of concepts - building, book, reading, colour, sea, water, winter, England, 1066 AD - any concepts you like. Ex: This hawthorn bush has a fine crop of berries that will be of great interest to the birds this wintertime. ---- * aislado por el invierno = winterbound. * atrapado por el invierno = winterbound. * bloqueado por el invierno = winterbound. * botas de invierno = winter boots. * campanilla de invierno = snowdrop. * clima de inverno = winter weather ; winter weather. * deporte de invierno = winter sport. * depresión de invierno = seasonal depression. * descanso de invierno = winterbreak. * en el invierno = in (the) winter. * en invierno = in (the) winter. * en lo más crudo del invierno = in the dead of winter. * en mitad del invierno = in the dead of winter ; in the middle of the winter. * en pleno invierno = in the middle of the winter ; at the height of the winter. * estación de invierno = winter resort. * finales del invierno = late winter. * invierno gélido = freezing winter. * juegos olímpicos de invierno = Winter Olympics. * meses del invierno = winter months. * pasar el invierno = winter ; overwinter. * pleno invierno = midwinter [mid-winter]. * principios del invierno = early winter. * sobrevivir al invierno = survive + the winter. * sol de invierno = winter sun. * solsticio de invierno = winter solstice. * trimestre del invierno = winter semester. * vacaciones de invierno = winterbreak ; winter break. (v.) = hibernate ; winter ; overwinter. Ex: He maintains that racism is a site in which older forms of oppression and social exclusion, particularly fascism, have chosen to hibernate. Ex: Hoopoes breed across most of Europe, except Scandinavia, and almost all migrate in autumn - usually at night - to winter in Africa. Ex: Wagtail overwinters in areas of Southeast Asia and Indonesia where outbreaks of avian flu have occurred.