[ US /ˌoʊvɝˈwɪntɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəwˈɪntɐ/ ]
  1. spend the winter
    Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island
    We wintered on the Riviera
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How To Use overwinter In A Sentence

  • Though the population is still fragile, today as many as 1,000 birds overwinter in the state.
  • Many birds are nesting earlier than they used to, while others are overwintering in this country instead of migrating to warmer parts.
  • At least 50,000 snakes overwinter in these dens every year, dispersing into the surrounding muskeg swampland during summer.
  • This half-hardy perennial will overwinter in a sheltered spot in full sun. Times, Sunday Times
  • This also includes such environments as deep sea diving, solo flying, and Antarctic overwintering.
  • Overwintering herbaceous plants or evergreen trees can only survive the winter seasons of cold climates when they are able to acclimate.
  • The most important eriophyid mites are the wormlike gall mites and bud mites, most of which overwinter in the buds and cause deformities of the buds and leaves and otherwise limit their development. Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 43rd Annual Meeting Rockport, Indiana, August 25, 26 and 27, 1952
  • Some species overwinter near the roots of weeds such as stickweed, plantain, and fleabane.
  • Overwinter feeding of birds in gardens can make the difference between life and death for many. Times, Sunday Times
  • In Nebraska it overwinters as a larvae or pupae under manure piles or in other breeding areas.
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