midwinter midwinter  /ˈmɪd ˈwɪn tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the middle of winter

Usage(s):

  1. In one, he swims to the middle of the Thames in midwinter to rescue a drowning dog.
  2. Like an unpredicted glimmer of midwinter sunshine, cheerfulness keeps breaking into this tale of Celtic woe.
  3. Hardly had the equinoctial orgy begun, when it turned as bleak as a midwinter blizzard.

News

  1. It's a short day in Antarctica that's long on celebration

    By Stephanie PappasLiveScience As the Northern Hemisphere enjoys the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, researchers overwintering in Antarctica are celebrating midwinter.Midwinter's Day is the shortest, darkest day in Antarctica, but the staff at the four wintering research stations look forward to the solstice like Christmas — complete with homemade gifts."You can't go shop and buy ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Midwinter's Day Gets Big Bash in Antarctica

    As the Northern Hemisphere enjoys the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, researchers overwintering in Antarctica are celebrating midwinter.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I had no time to prevent the umpire giving his decision," Grace recalled, "so Midwinter had to go."
    on Nov 17, 2007 By: WG Grace Source: CricInfo.com

  2. "I'm not a big fan of forced jollity," says Carthy. "With me, it's, 'Stop wearing that silly hat and jumping up and down, please. It's not going to make me any warmer.' These songs are supposed to remind you that it's midwinter, and there's...
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Eliza Carthy Source: guardian.co.uk

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