winter

n.

  1. The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year.
  2. The period of decay, old age, death, or the like.

v. i.

  1. To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida.
  2. To keep, feed or manage, during the winter; as, to winter young cattle on straw.