from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to winter.
  • adj. Happening in winter.
  • adj. Of weather, etc, characteristic of winter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like winter; wintry; cold; hence, disagreeable, cheerless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling winter; characteristic of or appropriate to winter; wintry; cold and bleak; cheerless.


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  • Your note, I can scarcely tell why, hurt me, and produced a kind of winterly smile, which diffuses a beam of despondent tranquillity over the features.

    Mary Wollstonecraft

  • Your note -- I can scarcely tell why, hurt me -- and produced a kind of winterly smile, which diffuses a beam of despondent tranquillity over the features.

    Posthumous Works of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • "Zimowe Gody" means as much as winterly mating season ... if I corectly translate the meanig in english (I use to read good books in english to improve my language skills).

    Brian Ruckley - News & Views

  • After the winter solstice, and at the time when the zephyr usually begins to blow, severe winterly storms out of season, with much northerly wind, snow, continued and copious rains; the sky tempestuous and clouded; these things were protracted, and did not remit until the equinox.

    Of The Epidemics

  • But long after the solstice, and near the equinox, much wintery weather out of season; and when now close to the equinox, northerly, and winterly weather for no long time.

    Of The Epidemics

  • January was drawing to its close; the weather was growing more and more winterly; high winds, piercingly cold, were raving through our narrow streets; and still the spirit of social festivity bade defiance to the storms which sang through our ancient forests.

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English

  • Their place had been filled by a tangle of many saplings, and in their midst rose an elder-bush, already showing leaf, amid the bare winterly wood.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory

  • The wind was slowly veering toward the east, as the Grimsby man had predicted, with no sign of any storm as yet, but rather a prospect of winterly weather, and a breeze to bring the woodcocks in.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • However it might be possible to give Count de Grasse an early hint of it in case you agree with him upon the winterly departure of the whole fleet for the West Indies.

    Memoirs Correspondence and Manuscripts of General Lafayette

  • He did not wish that his grandson should remain with him, but he was resolute not to leave his old grandfather, and the rest considered it alike proper and necessary; and the two, therefore, were hastily supplied with whatever they might require in this winterly solitude.

    Strife and Peace


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