Snow (noun, verb)
1. Meteorology. a precipitation in the form of ice crystals, mainly of intricately branched, hexagonal form and often agglomerated into snowflakes, formed directly from the freezing of the water vapor in the air. Compare ice crystals, snow grains, snow pellets.
2. these flakes as forming a layer on the ground or other surface.
3. the fall of these flakes or a storm during which these flakes fall.
4. something resembling a layer of these flakes in whiteness, softness, or the like: the snow of fresh linen.
a. white blossoms.
b. the white color of snow.
6. Slang. cocaine or heroin.
7. white spots or bands on a television screen caused by a weak signal.
verb (used without object)
8. to send down snow; fall as snow.
9. to descend like snow.
verb (used with object)
10. to let fall as or like snow.
a. to make an overwhelming impression on: The view really snowed them.
b. to persuade or deceive: She was snowed into believing everything.
12. snow under,
a. to cover with or bury in snow.
b. to overwhelm with a larger amount of something than can be conveniently dealt with.
c. to defeat overwhelmingly.
OTHER WORDS FROM SNOW
WORDS RELATED TO SNOW
blizzard, sleet, snowstorm, snowfall, slush, snowbank, snowdrift, snowflake, powder snow, snow crystal, firn, graupel
SYNONYMS FOR SNOW
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Origin: before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English snaw; cognate with Dutch sneeuw, German Schnee, Old Norse sn?r, Gothic snaiws, Latin nix (genitive nivis ), Greek níps (accusative nípha ), OCS snegu; (v.) Middle English snowen, derivative of the noun; replacing Middle English snewen, Old English sniwan; cognate with Old High German sniwan ( German schneien ), Middle Low German, Middle Dutch snien
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SNOW
Even I learned some new bits, such as the glorious aside Baggott drily delivers that Francis Bacon died from pneumonia that he contracted from stuffing a dead chicken with snow to see if it would preserve it.
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The slim, 1-inch body fits easily in a pocket, and with an IP rating of 68, the light won’t let you down in rain, sleet, or snow.
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Spring arrived, as always in the Kashmir Valley, with melting snow and blossoming chinar trees.
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His graduate research focused on the glacially carved lakes surrounding California’s Mount Shasta — a setting that gave Priscu, after a childhood in the Mojave Desert, full-on exposure to snow and ice.
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