dead of winter

Definition of dead of winter

:the middle of the winter
  • He left in the dead of winter.

Word by Word Definitions

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly

winter play
  1. : the season between autumn and spring comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of December, January, and February or as reckoned astronomically extending from the December solstice to the March equinox

  2. : the colder half of the year

  3. : year

  1. : to pass the winter

  2. : to feed or find food during the winter

  3. : to keep, feed, or manage during the winter

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for winter

  2. : sown in the autumn and harvested in the following spring or summer — compare summer


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