wintery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wintery characteristic of or occurring in winter "suffered severe wintry weather","brown wintry grasses"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wintery Wintry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wintery See wintry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Wintery resembling, or suitable to, winter: stormy
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Were I to take a turn into the country, the trees would present a leafless, wintery appearance.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II" by Thomas Paine
As we passed Cairo the snow was falling, and the country was wintery and devoid of verdure.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
As we passed Cairo the snow was falling, and the country was wintery and devoid of verdure.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
As we passed Cairo the snow was falling, and the country was wintery and devoid of verdure.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. I., Part 1" by William T. Sherman
Thou loud and wintery north wind, in majestic and tremendous tone declare his lofty praise!
"Imogen" by William Godwin
This is, if we might say so, a more refined plant than D. Winteri, with smaller and narrower leaves, and smaller flowers.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
The body of snow on the ground, and the continuance of cold, give quite a wintery aspect to the landscape.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
It had all the earmarks of being another wintery, overcast day.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
As it was, he did not wholly escape the disastrous effects of the wintery gales.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
When he awoke the pink and yellow rose of a wintery sunrise bloomed over the head of the Eel Crags.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
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In poetry:

It was the schooner Hesperus,
That sailed the wintery sea;
And the skipper had taken his little daughter,
To bear him company.
"The Wreck Of The Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And when white snow flies from wintery skies
And mantels the hill and plain
I'm ramblin' down to that little town
To love...you dear once again
"The Saddle Tramp" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Wintery submission by a late season storm.
Summery weekend daydream ends as wintery nightmare Monday.
A Wintery Mix of Opinion.
Wintery conditions can't stop dedicated outdoorsmen.
Beautiful Wintery Day Click to enlarge.
Wintery Scene in Wabash County I.
When the Kings touched down in Boston on Tuesday night, they were greeted with what the locals have dubbed "a wintery mix".
Sunday's wet, wintery weather hits West Bend .
Rescue teams at Glacier National Park searched in wintery conditions and rugged terrain Sunday for two East Coast hikers reported missing by family members.
(AP) — Rescue teams at Glacier National Park searched in wintery conditions and rugged terrain Sunday for two East Coast hikers reported missing by family members.
(AP) — Rescue teams at Glacier National Park are searching in wintery conditions and rugged terrain for two East Coast hikers reported missing by family members.
In Praise of Wintery Crime Films.
Wintery chill on the way .
But once you arrived, the wintery wonderland views were magnificent.
According to weather.com, we could see a wintery mix of snow this Saturday and it is also expected to snow over night tonight, although it may all melt away quickily by the morning.
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