winter related words

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: . You can get the definitions of these
As well as finding words related to other words, you can enter phrases and it should give you related words and phrases, so long as the phrase/sentence you entered isn’t too long. You will probably get some weird results every now and then – that’s just the nature of the engine in its current state.

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad
The way Reverse Dictionary works is pretty simple. It simply looks through tonnes of dictionary definitions and grabs the ones that most closely match your search query. For example, if you type something like “longing for a time in the past”, then the engine will return “nostalgia”. The engine has indexed several million definitions so far, and at this stage it’s starting to give consistently good results (though it may return weird results sometimes). It acts a lot like a thesaurus except that it allows you to search with a definition, rather than a single word. So in a sense, this tool is a “search engine for words”, or a sentence to word converter.
Here’s a list of the sites that I’m currently working on:

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad
The simplest way to describe this word (at least for those unfortunates who reside in the Northern parts of the United States) is to ask you to imagine your car in the months of January or February. Having a pretty word to describe this when you are scraping and digging away to rescue your vehicle will not make the task any more enjoyable, but it’s always nice to have another pretty word. Another lovely word dealing with snow, of similar origins, is niveous, which means “of or relating to snow: resembling snow (as in whiteness): snowy.”
Brumation is the creation of the American zoologist Wilbur W. Mayhew, who coined in a 1965 paper on the hibernation of the Horned Lizard, as he thought there needed to be a term that distinguished between the wintertime habits of cold and warm-blooded animals. There is, as best we can tell, no independent word to describe the winter sluggishness and inactivity of people.

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad
Try the activities below, and stay tuned for more winter writing ideas and prompts!
winter, season, weather, December, January, February, scarf, hat, cap, beanie, mittens, gloves, sweater, jacket, coat, vest, shawl, leggings, boots, pajamas, robe, slippers, socks, booties, wool, fleece, heavy, wrap, bundle, blanket, comforter, quilt, patchwork, skiing, sledding, skating, jingle, shiver, chill, breath, snowstorm, blizzard, rain, sleet, snow, snowflakes, snow bank, snowball, powder, drift, crust, ice, icicles, crystals, frost, cold, bitter, windy, nippy, gusting, frozen, frigid, sparkling, slippery, icy, crunchy, lacy, delicate, soft, fluffy, knee-deep, powdery, freezing, melting, blustery, cloudy, dreary, drippy, slushy, rainy, snowman, shovel, bells, sled, sleigh, skis, ice skates, snowboard, toboggan, hill, mountain, pond, rink, forest, woods, creek, river, lane, road, holly, pine, cedar, fir, balsam, scent, boughs, wreath, trees, branches, bare, dark, silvery, blue, white, gray, brown, clear, piney, bird feeder, cardinal, suet, berries, hibernate, knit, sew, snuggle, read, book, stories, hearth, smoke, chimney, coals, flames, fire, fireplace, blazing, crackling, glowing, warm, cozy, toasty, spiced, spicy, tea, cider, cocoa, mug, popcorn, sugar, vanilla, spice, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking, aroma, waft

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad

I enjoy not less what may be called the negative side of spring, — those dark dank, dissolving days, yellow sposh and mud and water everywhere, — yet who can stay long indoors?
—John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1895

Sposh is thought to be a combination of the words slush and posh, but before you get overly excited about the new factoid with which you plan on boring your in-laws to tears, there are a couple of things you should know. First, posh does not itself come from “port-outward-starboard-home,” or any other acronym. Second, the posh that sposh is based on is a totally different kind of than the one meaning “fashionable”; this one is an archaic word, meaning “a slushy mass (as of mud or broken ice).”

Winter Lesson Plans and discussion questions:
1. Give examples of the technology that meteorologists use to track weather conditions.
2. Discuss winter weather in different places
3. Research the meaning of terms such as blizzards, blowing snow, flurries, snow squalls etc.
General Ice Thickness Guidelines For New, Clear Ice
source Maureen Breitbach, National Weather Service, MN Dept. of National Resources
* 2 inches or less: Stay off!
* 4 inches: Walking, skating, ice fishing
* 5 inches: ATV or snowmobile
* 8-12 inches: Car or small pickup
* 12-15 inches: Medium truck

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad
A heavy snow promise a good harvest.
Winter Words! Learn useful Winter vocabulary words with images and example sentences to enlarge your English vocabulary words about seasons.

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad
An old Lancashire dialect word for thick, warm, insulating clothes. (In other words, you might “moble your mufflements.”)
When the wind blows the snow off or away from something, that’s pundering.

winter related words, Language Skills Abroad
Because of this water requirement, the ground must be damp, but not frozen, and because the frost flower splits the stem open, they only form once a year from any individual plant. These beautiful formations generally form during the first hoarfrosts, and are best found in unmowed areas with lots of weeds and brambles. Though not uncommon in certain areas, this ephemeral event is rarely seen before it sublimates or evaporates.
One of the first signs of winter is the hoarfrost of late autumn. Deriving its name from an Old English word ( hoar ), meaning “to appear old,” this is the thin, crisp coating of ice that often forms on objects during cool nights with clear skies. The clear skies allow the ground to lose heat more quickly than the surrounding air, and the humidity in the atmosphere condenses and freezes solid. This frost can occur even when the air a few feet above ground is well above freezing, and usually melts within an hour or two of sunrise.

Boots: wear warm boots outside, and slippers (= shoes for indoors) inside the house.
Warm coat or jacket: the warmest materials are wool or down (= the feathers from birds like ducks or geese). Some people also wear sheepskin (the fur from sheep), but in many countries, wearing a fur coat (made entirely from animals) is considered to be cruel. Skiing jackets are also warm and protect you against wind and cold temperatures.

Resources:

http://reversedictionary.org/wordsfor/winter
http://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/winter-words
http://writeshop.com/winter-word-bank-word-list/
http://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/10-more-words-for-snow
http://myvocabulary.com/word-list/wintervocabulary/
http://7esl.com/winter-words/
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/74251/19-old-cold-weather-words-get-you-through-winter
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/54130/11-wonderful-winter-weather-terms
http://www.english-at-home.com/amp/vocabulary/winter-weather//
http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com/bi-prefix/