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overwinter

verb over·win·ter \ ˌō-vər-ˈwin-tər \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of overwinter

: to last through or pass the winter

Examples of overwinter in a Sentence

  1. The geese will overwinter in a warmer climate.

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First Known Use of overwinter

before 12th century

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overwinter

adjective

Definition of overwinter

: occurring during the period spanning the winter

First Known Use of overwinter

1900

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Definition of overwinter for English Language Learners

  • : to spend or survive the winter


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