Definition of Overwinter

1. Verb. Spend the winter. "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"

Exact synonyms: Winter
Generic synonyms: Pass, Spend
Derivative terms: Winter



Definition of Overwinter

1. Verb. (transitive) To keep or preserve for the winter. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To spend the winter (in a particular place). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overwinter

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwinter

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overwhipped
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overwide
overwidth
overwily
overwin
overwind
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overwinds
overwing
overwinged
overwinging
overwings
overwinter (current term)
overwintered
overwinterer
overwinterers
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overwinters
overwise
overwit
overwithheld
overwithhold
overwithholding
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overwits
overwitted
overwitting

Literary usage of Overwinter

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1. Pacific Northwest Agricultural Insect & Plant Disease Study Manual by Hugh W. Homan, Russell W. Clausen (1998)
"English grain aphids overwinter as eggs on lawns, pastures, wild grasses, corn, ... Generally, the cutworms overwinter as pupae but some overwinter as small ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1908)
"Our other species all apparently overwinter in the egg state and their seasonal range is about the same, viz. : from July to November. ..."

3. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"How Does the Malaria Parasite overwinter ? — Since malaria has a typical seasonal occurrence, with little or no appearance during the winter months, ..."

4. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"In the Midwest, the houses have limited use because few butterflies overwinter as adults in the region; most migrate from the south in the spring. ..."

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