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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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 Headlands is open 24/7/365, offers plenty of viewing area and a variety of programs & events throughout the year, even during the wintertime. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's summer gems: 22 activities you must try," 27 June 2018 In approximately nine months when the sensors fell off, the elephant and Weddell seals collected more summer and wintertime ocean data in this area of the Amundsen Sea than researchers had ever had before. Kasha Patel, Smithsonian, "How Data-Gathering Seals Help Scientists Measure the Melting Antarctic," 13 July 2018 At least once a week, even in the wintertime, Estes and Zmudzinski would drive from their home in Riverwest to Grant Park's Seven Bridges Trail to walk their dogs, Kilo and Pierre. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trader Nick's South Shore Inn in Cudahy doesn't mess around when it comes to rum," 12 July 2018 In addition to Fresno, take Salt Lake City, where pollution is a fact of life: The city sits in a basin, and wintertime inversions trap a thick coat of visible smog over the city for days at a time. Jason Plautz, WIRED, "Cheap, Portable Sensors Are Democratizing Air-Quality Data," 11 July 2018 Mar-a-Lago is a for-profit social club, catering to the wealthy wintertime residents of Palm Beach. David A. Fahrenthold,, "Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida seeks to hire 61 foreign workers as seasonal cooks and waiters," 6 July 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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