• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Winterly Like winter; wintry; cold; hence, disagreeable, cheerless; as, winterly news. "The sir growing more winterly in the month of April."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota Winter Logging Camp. Itasco County, Minnesota
Cold, winter, year. Apache Cold, winter, year. Apache
Citadel in Winter Citadel in Winter
Brownsville's Winter Sport Brownsville's Winter Sport
The Midnight Constellations of Winter, B.C. 2700 The Midnight Constellations of Winter, B.C. 2700
Old Man Winter Old Man Winter

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: About two hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Druids used mistletoe to celebrate that winter was approaching
    • winterly Resembling winter; characteristic of or appropriate to winter; wintry; cold and bleak; cheerless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Faberge, "Winter Egg" was sold in 1994 for $5.6 million. This is the most expensive decorative egg that has ever been sold
    • adj Winterly cheerless
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  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “An old man loved is winter with flowers.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “My age is as a lusty winter, frosty but kindly.”
  • Hal Borland
    Hal Borland
    “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “One kind word can warm 3 winter months.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
  • Mark Twain
    “France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. winter; Ger. winter; of uncertain origin; not conn. with wind.


In literature:

The creek down thar's laughin' an' singing' winter an' summer.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
There's a big fireplace where the wind plays tag with the snowflakes in winter time.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was winter, and a night of bitter weather.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
And when the shores of Okhotsk were reached, a fort must be built to winter there.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
About a fortnight afterward a young doctor named Truman, from the village, desired very much to see the bears in their winter sleep.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
Skipper Zeb's mid-winter return was always an occasion for great rejoicing, but this winter it would have an added flavour of joy.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
Before winter each family had bought a cow and chickens.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
In winter they naturally sought the lower range; in summer they went to the mountains.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
The winter was a hard one, with a record snowfall and intense cold.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Ladies rejoiced in new importations, and in winter went decked in costly furs.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

They wait, the forest monarchs tall,
In naked beauty on the hills,
Until the snows of Winter fall,
And icy arms embrace the rills.
"Waiting Their Crowns" by Folger McKinsey
It is no winter night comes down
Upon our hearts, dear friends of old;
But a May evening, softly brown,
Whose wind is rather cold.
"To My Aging Friends" by George MacDonald
The winter-storm may rack and roar;
We do not fear its blast;
And we'll bear with faith and fortitude
The lot that thou hast cast.
"Thanksgiving" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
And Daisy died while yet a child,
As fragile blossoms perish,
When Winter winds are harsh and wild,
With none to shield and cherish.
"Maids In May" by Robert W Service
And their sun does never shine.
And their fields are bleak & bare.
And their ways are fill'd with thorns
It is eternal winter there.
"Holy Thursday (Experience)" by William Blake
And winter's chill is on my heart -­
How can I dream of future bliss?
How can my spirit soar away,
Confined by such a chain as this?
"The Arbour" by Anne Bronte

In news:

Notable deaths in politics 2012 A to M. Winter Games afterglow on the snow.
Winter comes too early for Detroit Tigers after World Series sweep.
But there's no oasis of comfort when your home is too cold in winter.
Winter Park OKs ban on picketing in residential areas.
They called last winter, "the winter that wasn't".
If you have the will to get creative with your wardrobe this winter, then there's a way to win over those winter wardrobe blues.
Whose idea was it to stage the Winter Olympics in the winter.
A winter storm for the winter solstice .
Modern cars don't need special attention during the winter months with the exception of changing to winter tires depending on where you live.
If the presence of snow indicates winter's arrival along with less daylight, I'd say winter is here.
The agency responsible for state parks needs a winter sports enthusiast to serve on the Washington State Winter Recreation Advisory Committee.
Storm Team 4's Ben Gelber compares our memories of winters past to see if winter truly isn't what it used to be.
Kevin Winter, Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
CHICAGO—Although winter officially arrives in five weeks, winter weather in Illinois could arrive much sooner.
The quartet 's concert features songs that celebrate the winter solstice, the Christmas season, and a variety of other winter holidays.

In science:

Winter, Localizing the El liott conjecture at Arxiv:math.
The Automorphism group of a simple $\mathcal{Z}$-stable $C^{*}$-algebra
Hayden P, Leung D and Winter A 2006 Aspects of generic entanglement Commun.
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
Our approach is based on Ahlswede and Winter’s technique for proving operator Chernoff bounds.
Sums of random Hermitian matrices and an inequality by Rudelson
Up to now, our proof has followed Ahlswede and Winter’s argument.
Sums of random Hermitian matrices and an inequality by Rudelson
In a remarkable paper [AW02], Ahlswede and Winter show how to transport the Laplace transform method to the matrix setting.
User-friendly tail bounds for sums of random matrices