win·​ter·​time | \ ˈwin-tər-ˌtīm \

Definition of wintertime

: the season of winter

Examples of wintertime in a Sentence

We enjoy skiing in the wintertime.

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Domodedovo Airport officials must have thought a BREM-1 was just the thing for wintertime plane problems. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Moscow Airport Buys Tank Recovery Vehicle for Airport Emergencies," 9 Jan. 2019 Brite, now in its ninth year, has become one of the city's most popular wintertime events, drawing thousands of fans for a daylong celebration of music, art, food and fun. Anne Nickoloff,, "Brite Winter 2018 embraces chilly, rainy weather in its ninth year," 25 Feb. 2018 Higher summer temperatures and wintertime freezing rain (as opposed to snow) seem to be correlated with adult caribou morality. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The Arctic has lost 2.6 million reindeer over the past 20 years," 11 Dec. 2018 In the wintertime, microbes frequently had marine origins, coming primarily from the Atlantic, although these were mixed in with bugs from forest and other terrestrial sources. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Ahh, summer—ramlibacter season," 14 Nov. 2018 The boardwalk’s success—and with it, the construction of amusement piers, like the famous Steel Pier—helped to push the season into the wintertime and up through the spring, when there would be Easter parades on the boardwalk. Robert Khederian, Curbed, "Boardwalk Empire: Atlantic City and Coney Island," 19 July 2018 Another 20-minute drive leads to the Victor Constant Ski Area in West Point, a favorite wintertime destination. Susan Hodara, New York Times, "Garrison, N.Y.: A Bucolic Hamlet on the Hudson," 24 Jan. 2018 In January, 31 restaurants participated in the wintertime Harford County Restaurant Week. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Some restaurant owners unhappy with Visit Harford! decision not to host summer restaurant week," 6 July 2018 Be forewarned, however – if visiting during the wintertime, heavy snowfall can close roads, so be sure and check the park’s website for up-to-date travel information. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Lassen Volcanic National Park: 10 tips for your visit," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wintertime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wintertime

: the season of winter


win·​ter·​time | \ ˈwin-tər-ˌtīm \

Kids Definition of wintertime

: the winter season

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