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 for winter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Winter \Win"ter\, n. [AS. winter; akin to OFries. & D. winter,
     OS. & OHG. wintar, G. winter, D. & Sw. vinter, Icel. vetr,
     Goth. wintrus; of uncertain origin; cf. Old Gallic vindo-
     white (in comp.), OIr. find white. ????.]
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     1. The season of the year in which the sun shines most
        obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.
        "Of thirty winter he was old." --Chaucer.
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              And after summer evermore succeeds
              Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Winter lingering chills the lap of May. --Goldsmith.
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     Note: North of the equator, winter is popularly taken to
           include the months of December, January, and February
           (see Season). Astronomically, it may be considered to
           begin with the winter solstice, about December 21st,
           and to end with the vernal equinox, about March 21st.
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     2. The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.
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              Life's autumn past, I stand on winter's verge.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     Winter apple, an apple that keeps well in winter, or that
        does not ripen until winter.
  
     Winter barley, a kind of barley that is sown in autumn.
  
     Winter berry (Bot.), the name of several American shrubs
        ({Ilex verticillata, Ilex laevigata, etc.) of the Holly
        family, having bright red berries conspicuous in winter.
        
  
     Winter bloom. (Bot.)
        (a) A plant of the genus Azalea.
        (b) A plant of the genus Hamamelis ({Hamamelis
            Viginica); witch-hazel; -- so called from its flowers
            appearing late in autumn, while the leaves are
            falling.
  
     Winter bud (Zool.), a statoblast.
  
     Winter+cherry+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Physalis+Alkekengi">Winter cherry (Bot.), a plant ({Physalis Alkekengi) of the
        Nightshade family, which has, a red berry inclosed in the
        inflated and persistent calyx. See Alkekengi.
  
     Winter cough (Med.), a form of chronic bronchitis marked by
        a cough recurring each winter.
  
     Winter cress (Bot.), a yellow-flowered cruciferous plant
        ({Barbarea vulgaris).
  
     Winter crop, a crop which will bear the winter, or which
        may be converted into fodder during the winter.
  
     Winter duck. (Zool.)
        (a) The pintail.
        (b) The old squaw.
  
     Winter egg (Zool.), an egg produced in the autumn by many
        invertebrates, and destined to survive the winter. Such
        eggs usually differ from the summer eggs in having a
        thicker shell, and often in being enveloped in a
        protective case. They sometimes develop in a manner
        different from that of the summer eggs.
  
     Winter fallow, ground that is fallowed in winter.
  
     Winter fat. (Bot.) Same as White sage, under White.
  
     Winter fever (Med.), pneumonia. [Colloq.]
  
     Winter flounder. (Zool.) See the Note under Flounder.
  
     Winter gull (Zool.), the common European gull; -- called
        also winter mew. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Winter itch. (Med.) See Prarie itch, under Prairie.
  
     Winter lodge, or Winter lodgment. (Bot.) Same as
        Hibernaculum.
  
     Winter mew. (Zool.) Same as Winter gull, above. [Prov.
        Eng.]
  
     Winter moth (Zool.), any one of several species of
        geometrid moths which come forth in winter, as the
        European species ({Cheimatobia brumata). These moths have
        rudimentary mouth organs, and eat no food in the imago
        state. The female of some of the species is wingless.
  
     Winter oil, oil prepared so as not to solidify in
        moderately cold weather.
  
     Winter pear, a kind of pear that keeps well in winter, or
        that does not ripen until winter.
  
     Winter quarters, the quarters of troops during the winter;
        a winter residence or station.
  
     Winter rye, a kind of rye that is sown in autumn.
  
     Winter shad (Zool.), the gizzard shad.
  
     Winter sheldrake (Zool.), the goosander. [Local, U. S.]
  
     Winter sleep (Zool.), hibernation.
  
     Winter snipe (Zool.), the dunlin.
  
     Winter solstice. (Astron.) See Solstice, 2.
  
     Winter teal (Zool.), the green-winged teal.
  
     Winter wagtail (Zool.), the gray wagtail ({Motacilla
        melanope). [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Winter wheat, wheat sown in autumn, which lives during the
        winter, and ripens in the following summer.
  
     Winter wren (Zool.), a small American wren ({Troglodytes
        hiemalis) closely resembling the common wren.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Winter \Win"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wintered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Wintering.]
     To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.
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           Because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the
           more part advised to depart thence.      --Acts xxvii.
                                                    12.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Winter \Win"ter\, v. i.
     To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter
     young cattle on straw.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  winter
      n 1: the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere
           it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
           [syn: winter, wintertime]
      v 1: spend the winter; "We wintered on the Riviera";
           "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island" [syn:
           winter, overwinter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "winter":
     Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, aestival, arctic,
     autumn, autumnal, bitter weather, bleak weather, boreal, brumal,
     buy time, canicular, cold snap, cold wave, cold weather,
     consume time, depth of winter, equinoctial, freeze,
     freezing weather, frost, hard winter, hibernal, hiemal, keep time,
     kill time, look for time, measure time, midsummer, midwinter,
     occupy time, out of season, pass time, put in time,
     race against time, raw weather, seasonal, snap, solstitial,
     spend time, spring, springlike, subzero weather, summer,
     summerlike, summerly, summery, take time, take up time, use time,
     vernal, weekend, winterlike, wintertide, wintertime, wintery,
     wintry, wintry weather, wintry wind, work against time,
     zero weather
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Winter, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    344
     Housing Units (2000): 200
     Land area (2000):     0.798403 sq. miles (2.067855 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.798403 sq. miles (2.067855 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            87975
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             45.821014 N, 91.011118 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Winter, WI
      Winter
  

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