from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who or that which winters in a specified place or manner.
  • noun Provision of fodder, shelter, etc., for cattle during winter.

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  • verb Present participle of winter.


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  • The warbler's habitats are precarious due in part to tree-growth patterns in managed timberlands and to the conversion of forests to agricultural lands on Latin American wintering grounds. Chronicle

  • The delta is also well known as a wintering and staging area for million of migratory birds.

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  • Nothing remained to be done, therefore, but to relinquish the idea of wintering in

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  • Besides the advantage of saving a large brood by pruning at this season, such stocks will usually refill before fall, and are much better for wintering, which is not the case when it is done later.

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  • During the so-called wintering season, which starts next month and runs until May, Thai rubber output usually shrinks as much as 60 percent from peak levels, the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries said in -- Top News

  • Thailand is in a low-production period from February to April, known as wintering, when rubber trees shed their leaves and latex output slows. --

  • Rubber supplies will increase in coming months as trees produce more latex after a slow seasonal period known as wintering, said Vorathep Wongsasuthikul, a director of the International Rubber Consortium Ltd. that represents Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.


  • Lake Hyo in Agano, Niigata Prefecture, known as a wintering spot for swans, is expected to be added to the conservation list of the Ramsar Convention as an internationally vital wetland, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.

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  • The wintering is my own and not the world's, although the world is wintering.

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  • Certain Antillean species join this stream on the way to "wintering" grounds in South America.

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  • It was good for twenty years, that wintering --

    As if you had never existed, as if I came

    God-fathered into the world from my mother's belly.

    (from "Electra on Azalea Path," Sylvia Plath)

    April 6, 2008