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Definitions of snow

snow (snəʊ

Definitions

noun

  1. precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere related adjective ▶ Related adjective: niveous
  2. a layer of snowflakes on the ground
  3. a fall of such precipitation
  4. anything resembling snow in whiteness, softness, etc
  5. the random pattern of white spots on a television or radar screen, produced by noise in the receiver and occurring when the signal is weak or absent
  6. (slang) cocaine
  7. See carbon dioxide snow

▷ 

verb

  1. (intransitive; with it as subject) to be the case that snow is falling
  2. (transitive; usually passive, followed by over, under, in, or up) to cover or confine with a heavy fall of snow
  3. often with it as subject to fall or cause to fall as or like snow
  4. (transitive) (US & and Canadian, slang) to deceive or overwhelm with elaborate often insincere talk . See snow job
  5. See be snowed under

Derived Forms

ˈsnowless  adjective
ˈsnowˌlike  adjective

Word Origin

Old English snāw; related to Old Norse snjōr, Gothic snaiws, Old High German snēo, Greek nipha

Synonyms

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= snowflakes, blizzard, snowfall, snowstorm, sleet, snowdrift

Snow (snəʊ

Definitions

noun

  1. C(harles) P(ercy), Baron. 1905–80, British novelist and physicist. His novels include the series Strangers and Brothers (1949–70)

Translations for 'snow'

  • British English: snow Snow is the soft white bits of frozen water that fall from the sky in cold weather.The ground was covered in snow.snəʊ NOUN
  • Arabic: ثَلْج
  • Brazilian Portuguese: neve
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: snijeg
  • Czech: sníh
  • Danish: sne
  • Dutch: sneeuw
  • European Spanish: nieve
  • Finnish: lumi
  • French: neige
  • German: Schnee
  • Greek: χιόνι
  • Italian: neve
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: snø
  • Polish: śnieg
  • Portuguese: neve
  • Romanian: zăpadă zăpezi
  • Russian: снег
  • Spanish: nieve
  • Swedish: snö
  • Thai: หิมะ
  • Turkish: kar
  • Ukrainian: сніг
  • Vietnamese: tuyết
  • British English: snow When it snows, snow falls from the sky.It snowed all night.snəʊ VERB
  • Arabic: يَسقُطُ الْثَلْجُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nevar
  • Chinese: 下雪
  • Croatian: sniježiti
  • Czech: snežit
  • Danish: sne
  • Dutch: sneeuwen
  • European Spanish: nevar
  • Finnish: sataa lunta
  • French: neiger
  • German: schneien
  • Greek: χιονίζω
  • Italian: nevicare
  • Japanese: 雪が降る
  • Korean: 눈이 내리다
  • Norwegian: snø
  • Polish: śnieżyć
  • Portuguese: nevar
  • Romanian: a ninge
  • Russian: идет снег
  • Spanish: nevar
  • Swedish: snöa
  • Thai: หิมะตก
  • Turkish: kar yağmak
  • Ukrainian: йти (про сніг)
  • Vietnamese: tuyết rơi

Example Sentences Including 'snow'

Even the Wall, that raised scar across the face of the city, could look friendly in the snow.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
At that point the Sayan mountains form the frontier, which is the natural habitat of the snow leopard.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)
He took her case, walked across the dry, frozen tarmac, cleared snow piled at the edges in solid ridges.
Robert Wilson THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2002)

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