Wintry Win"try, a. [AS. wintrig.] Suitable to winter; resembling winter, or what belongs to winter; brumal; hyemal; cold; stormy; wintery. [1913 Webster]

Touch our chilled hearts with vernal smile, Our wintry course do thou beguile. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

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  • wintry — [win′tər ē, win′trēwin′trē] adj. wintrier, wintriest of or like winter; cold, bleak, etc. [a wintry day, a wintry stare]: also wintery [win′tər ē, win′trē] wintrily [win′trə lē] adv. wintriness [win′trē nis] n …   English World dictionary

  • wintry — (adj.) O.E. wintrig; see WINTER (Cf. winter) + Y (Cf. y) (2); but modern use a new formation [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • wintry — [adj] cold, snowy biting, bleak, brumal, chilly, cutting, desolate, dismal, freezing, frigid, frosty, frozen, harsh, hibernal, hiemal, icebox*, icy, raw, snappy, three dog night*; concepts 525,605 Ant. hot, summery …   New thesaurus

  • wintry — (also wintery) ► ADJECTIVE (wintrier, wintriest) ▪ characteristic of winter, especially in being very cold or bleak …   English terms dictionary

  • wintry — [[t]wɪ̱ntri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Wintry weather is cold and has features that are typical of winter. Wintry weather continues to sweep across Britain... A wintry wind was blowing. ...a dark wintry day. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe… …   English dictionary

  • wintry — UK [ˈwɪntrɪ] / US adjective Word forms wintry : adjective wintry comparative wintrier superlative wintriest 1) a) cold and typical of winter a cold wintry night the wintry landscape b) wintry sunlight is pale, and produces little warmth 2)… …   English dictionary

  • wintry — wintrily, adv. wintriness, n. /win tree/, adj., wintrier, wintriest. 1. of or characteristic of winter: wintry blasts; wintry skies. 2. resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc.: We had wintry weather well into May last… …   Universalium

  • wintry — win|try [ wıntri ] adjective 1. ) cold and typical of winter: a cold wintry night the wintry landscape a ) wintry SUNLIGHT is pale, and produces little warmth 2. ) deliberately unfriendly: a wintry smile …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wintry — win|try [ˈwıntri] adj also win|ter|y [ˈwıntəri] 1.) cold or typical of winter →↑summery ▪ a wintry day ▪ wintry showers 2.) a wintry smile or expression is not very friendly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wintry — adj. (also wintery) (; wintrier, wintriest) 1 characteristic of winter (wintry weather; a wintry sun; a wintry landscape). 2 (of a smile, greeting, etc.) lacking warmth or enthusiasm. Derivatives: wintrily adv. wintriness n. Etymology: OE wintrig …   Useful english dictionary

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