NounSnow fell softly on the town.
The mountains were blanketed with snow.
She took a walk in the snow.
We haven't had much snow this year.
She went out to shovel the snow.
Soon the warm spring sun will melt the winter snows.
the snows of the Rocky Mountains
A light snow was falling. Verb
easily snowed by her glib talk
the years had snowed his hair to a silvery white, making it difficult at first to recognize her old high school crush See More
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Cher is front and center in the image, standing on a pile of snow and surrounded by red and silver ornaments, all of which feature the star’s reflection.—Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 The traction devices are fitted over shoes and can be used to traverse moderate snow.—Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Aluminum or plastic blades are usually best for snow shoveling.—L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2023 Those contributions could include services like snow and trash removal, support for public schools, scholarships and more.—Steph MacHado, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2023 On the ground below, 8-year-old Hana (Ryo Nishikawa) ambles around in the snow while her single father, Takumi (Hitoshi Omika), is off in another part of the forest with a buzzsaw and axe, chopping firewood.—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Sep. 2023 For everyone else, Monday offered a reminder that the greatest snow on earth will soon be making its way to you.—Aaron Falk, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Sep. 2023 Typical home insurance policies cover damage from all manner of perils, including fire and smoke, wind and hail, plumbing issues, snow and ice, and vandalism and theft.—Jacob Bogage, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Sep. 2023 When winter arrives at Yellowstone, snow blankets the mountainous landscape — and leaves the most popular attractions blissfully crowd-free.—Josh Laskin, Travel + Leisure, 30 Aug. 2023
This was no freak weather event; it’s always snowed here.—Ligaya Mishan Esther Choi, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Winter snows that at least temporarily reversed Mead’s decline bought the states a buffer after what appeared to be crunch time a year ago.—Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 15 Aug. 2023 Count me in, especially as the bird is now being served at Navy Yard: marinated to tenderness in buttermilk with lemon zest, rosemary and Sicilian oregano before the thighs are rolled in flour, cooked in hot oil and snowed with parmesan.—Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2023 The weather again became part of the experience, snowing the whole second half of our trek.—Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2023 Areas of the Northern Hemisphere that experience the four seasons will often see widely-varying temperatures this time of year, from record-breaking warmth one day to snow the next.—Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 1 Mar. 2023 The heavy snow buried California mountain communities, snowing-in scared and hungry residents in the San Bernardino Mountains.—Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2023 This is Nick Quah’s area, and unfortunately, his flight from Idaho was snowed out.—Ariel Shapiro, The Verge, 28 Feb. 2023 The autumn mists will turn soon to snow in the Yellowstone high country.—National Geographic, 12 Jan. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English snāw; akin to Old High German snēo snow, Latin niv-, nix, Greek nipha (accusative)
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a