midwinter

noun mid·win·ter \ ˈmid-ˈwin-tər , -ˌwin- \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of midwinter

1 : the winter solstice
2 : the middle of winter

midwinter

adjective

Examples of midwinter in a Sentence

  1. the heavy snows and frigid temperatures of midwinter

Recent Examples of midwinter from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'midwinter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of midwinter

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

MIDWINTER Defined for English Language Learners

midwinter

Definition of midwinter for English Language Learners

  • : the middle of winter


MIDWINTER Defined for Kids

midwinter

noun mid·win·ter \ ˈmid-ˈwin-tər \

Definition of midwinter for Students

1 : the middle of winter
2 : the winter solstice


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up midwinter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to oppose successfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!