from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To pass the winter in a dormant or torpid state.
- intransitive v. To be in an inactive or dormant state or period.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To spend winter time in hibernation.
- v. (computing) To enter a standby state which conserves power without losing the contents of memory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To winter; to pass the season of winter in close quarters, in a torpid or lethargic state, as certain mammals, reptiles, and insects.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To winter; pass the season of winter in close quarters or in seclusion, and generally in a torpid condition, as some animals.
- Figuratively, to remain in seclusion; pass the time torpidly or apathetically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sleep during winter
- v. be in an inactive or dormant state
Latin hībernāre, hībernāt-, to winter, from hībernus, relating to winter; see ghei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hibernatus, from hibernō, from hībernus ("winter"). (Wiktionary)