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snow

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noun \ˈsnō\

Simple Definition of snow

  • : soft, white pieces of frozen water that fall to the ground from the sky in cold weather

  • : white dots that appear on the screen of a television when it is receiving a weak signal

Full Definition of snow

  1. 1a :  precipitation in the form of small white ice crystals formed directly from the water vapor of the air at a temperature of less than 32°F (0°C)b (1) :  a descent or shower of snow crystals (2) :  a mass of fallen snow crystals

  2. 2 :  something resembling snow: asa :  a dessert made of stiffly beaten whites of eggs, sugar, and fruit pulp <apple snow>b :  a usually white crystalline substance that condenses from a fluid phase as snow does <ammonia snow>c slang (1) :  cocaine (2) :  heroind :  small transient light or dark spots on a television screen

snow·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of snow

  1. Snow fell softly on the town.

  2. The mountains were blanketed with snow.

  3. She took a walk in the snow.

  4. We haven't had much snow this year.

  5. She went out to shovel the snow.

  6. Soon the warm spring sun will melt the winter snows.

  7. the snows of the Rocky Mountains

  8. A light snow was falling.



Origin of snow

Middle English, from Old English snāw; akin to Old High German snēo snow, Latin niv-, nix, Greek nipha (accusative)


First Known Use: before 12th century


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snow

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Simple Definition of snow

  • —used with it to say that snow is falling

  • : to impress, deceive, or persuade (someone)

Full Definition of snow

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to fall in or as snow

    2. transitive verb
    3. 1 :  to cause to fall like or as snow

    4. 2a :  to cover, shut in, or imprison with or as if with snowb :  to deceive, persuade, or charm glibly

    5. 3 :  to whiten like snow

    Examples of snow

    1. <easily snowed by her glib talk>

    2. <the years had snowed his hair to a silvery white, making it difficult at first to recognize her old high school crush>



    14th Century

    First Known Use of snow

    14th century


    Snow

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    biographical name \ˈsnō\

    Definition of Snow

    1. C(harles) P(ercy) 1905–1980 Baron Snow Eng. nov. & physicist




    Snow

    geographical name

    Definition of Snow

    1. — see maoke





    SNOW Defined for Kids

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    snow

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    noun \ˈsnō\

    Definition of snow

    1. 1 :  small white crystals of ice formed directly from the water vapor of the air

    2. 2 :  a mass of snowflakes fallen to earth <a foot of snow>




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    snow

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    verb

    Definition of snow

    snowedsnow·ing

    1. :  to fall or cause to fall in or as snow <It's snowing west of here.>




    Medical Dictionary

    snow

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    noun \ˈsnō\

    Medical Definition of snow

    1. 1:  any of various congealed or crystallized substances resembling snow in appearance <carbon dioxide snow>

    2. 2slang a:  cocaineb:  heroin





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