outwinter

verb

Definition of outwinter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to keep (cattle) outdoors in winter the cost of feeding outwintered cattle — T. H. Jackson

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to stay outdoors in winter the Jersey can outwinter provided the climate is not very damp — F. D. Smith & Barbara Wilcox

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of outwinter

1out + winter


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!