hibernate hibernate  /ˈhaɪ bər ˌneɪt/


  1. (v) sleep during winter
  2. (v) be in an inactive or dormant state



  1. Though polar bears don't hibernate, they do retreat to dens in the winter to escape bad weather.
  2. The deep dimples of his costar Vanessa Hudgens now loom, in microscopic close-up, like the mountain crevasses in an IMAX travelog; a bear cub could hibernate in one of them.
  3. Before snails hibernate, their flesh is full of small, hard particles of lime that make them less desirable in the eyes of gourmets.


  • Q Branch Triggers Release of Vesper, iOS App for Ideas

    You have lots to do each day, and that's what lists and To Do apps are for.  But when you get that brilliant bolt from the blue, or two, it needs a special place to hibernate while you fill in the details.  Vesper does that with grace, focus, and simplicity.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Mac Observer


  1. Martin said that the band needed to "recharge" after nearly two years of promoting their previous effort, 2005's X&Y, explaining, "We had to hibernate for a while to feel like we had anything worth doing...... The place we got to two years ago just...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Chris Martin Source: KBS Radio

  2. "The victory was very important. We haven't had a lot of success in Europe lately," said coach Marco van Basten. "We have a very young team. The victory gives us confidence. It is great that we have the chance to hibernate in Europe."
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Marco van Basten Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. "I'm not going to look ahead for a little while," Holmgren said, still stuck on his second loss in three Super Bowls as a head coach. "I'm going to hibernate for a few days somewhere."
    on Feb 6, 2006 By: Mike Holmgren Source: Seattle Times

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