Welcome to the world of winter words, where we’ll explore the vocabulary that brings the colder months to life. From icy winds to cozy fires, these words about winter capture the unique experiences of this time of year.
So, take a seat by the fireplace and pour some mulled wine. Let’s bring your winter vocabulary to life!
Winter Words List
Read on for our list of words about winter:
Winter Words Starting With A
- Acorn (noun): The nut of the oak tree, often associated with winter.
- Alps (noun): A mountain range in Europe that is known for its snowy peaks.
- Anorak (noun): A heavy jacket with a hood, designed for cold weather.
- Antifreeze (noun): A substance added to liquids to lower their freezing point, commonly used in vehicles during winter.
- Arctic (adjective/noun): Extremely cold or the region around the North Pole.
Winter Words Starting With B
- Balaclava (noun): A warm, close-fitting cap that covers the head, neck, and usually part of the face.
- Beanies (noun): Warm, knitted caps worn on the head.
- Below Zero (phrase): Temperatures that are lower than freezing.
- Bitter (adjective): Extremely cold and unpleasant.
- Bitter cold (phrase): Intensely cold weather conditions.
- Black ice (noun): Nearly invisible ice on a road or other paved surface.
- Blanket (noun): A large piece of fabric used to keep warm.
- Blizzard (noun): A severe snowstorm with strong winds and low visibility.
- Blowing snow (noun): Snow lifted from the ground by the wind and blown around.
- Bonfire (noun): A large fire built outdoors, often for warmth or celebration.
- Booties (noun): Small, soft shoes worn to keep feet warm.
- Boots (noun): Footwear designed to keep the feet warm and dry in winter conditions.
- Boreal (adjective): Relating to the northern regions with a cold climate and coniferous forests.
- Brogues (noun): Sturdy shoes, often with perforated patterns, suitable for winter wear.
- Brutal (adjective): Extremely harsh or severe, often referring to weather conditions.
- Bundle up! (phrase): Advising someone to dress warmly in cold weather.
Winter Words Starting With C
- Cabin fever (noun): Restlessness or irritability that can occur from being indoors for too long.
- Candle (noun): A source of light often used in winter for warmth and ambiance.
- Cardigan (noun): A knitted sweater that opens in the front, often worn in cold weather.
- Chill (noun): A feeling of coldness in the air.
- Chilblain (noun): Painful inflammation of the small blood vessels in the skin, caused by exposure to cold.
- Chilly (adjective): Unpleasantly cold.
- Chionophile (noun): A lover of snow.
- Christmas (noun): The annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, often associated with winter celebrations. Christmases is the plural form of Christmas.
- Cinnamon (noun): A spice with a warm, sweet flavor commonly used in winter recipes.
- Coat (noun): Outerwear garment worn to provide warmth.
- Cocoa (noun): A hot chocolate drink made from powdered cocoa, often enjoyed in winter.
- Cold (noun/adjective): Low temperatures or the sensation of coolness.
- Cold snap (noun): A sudden and brief spell of cold weather.
- Comforter (noun): A thick, quilted bedcover for warmth.
- Cozy (adjective): Warm, comfortable, and snug.
- Crisp (adjective): Fresh and cold, with a slight crunch.
- Crystal (noun): Ice crystals or a clear, transparent mineral.
- Curling (noun): A winter sport played on ice, where players slide stones on a sheet towards a target area.
Winter Words Starting With D
- Dark (adjective): Lacking light or illumination, characteristic of winter evenings.
- December (noun): The twelfth month of the year, known for its winter holidays.
- Depressing (adjective): Causing a feeling of sadness or gloom, often associated with winter.
- Diamond dust (noun): Tiny ice crystals that sparkle in the air on cold winter days.
- Dog sled (noun): A sled pulled by dogs, often used in cold climates for transportation.
- Downhill (adjective/noun): Descending or a type of skiing on a slope.
- Downhill skiing (noun): Skiing down a slope.
- Drafty (adjective): Allowing cold air to enter, often used to describe poorly insulated spaces.
- Dreary (adjective): Dull, bleak, and gloomy, characteristic of some winter weather.
- Dreidel (noun): A four-sided spinning top, traditionally played with during Hanukkah.
- Drift (noun): Piles of snow formed by the wind.
- Dusk (noun): The time of day just after sunset, often associated with winter evenings.
- Duvet (noun): A soft quilt filled with down or a synthetic material, used as a bed covering.
Winter Words Starting With E
- Earmuffs (noun): Warm coverings worn over the ears to protect from cold.
- Eggnog (noun): A traditional winter drink made with milk, eggs, sugar, and often spiked with alcohol.
- Elf (noun): A mythical creature often associated with winter holidays.
- Ember (noun): A small, glowing piece of burning wood or coal.
- Equinox (noun): The time when the sun crosses the celestial equator, marking the onset of spring or autumn.
- Eskimo (noun): A member of an indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic regions.
- Evergreen (noun/adjective): A type of tree that retains its leaves or needles throughout the winter.
- Evergreen trees (noun): Trees that remain green throughout the winter, such as pine and spruce.
Winter Words Starting With F
- Family (noun): A group of individuals living together, often coming together during winter holidays.
- February (noun): The second month of the year, typically associated with winter.
- Festive (adjective): Marked by celebration and joy, often related to winter holidays.
- Freezing (adjective): Extremely cold.
- Figure skating (noun): A winter sport where individuals or pairs perform on ice skates.
- Fireplace (noun): A structure designed to contain a fire, often used for heating during winter.
- Firewood (noun): Wood used for fuel in a fire, essential for keeping warm in winter.
- Flannel (noun): A soft, warm fabric often used in winter clothing.
- Fleece (noun): A soft, warm fabric often used in winter clothing.
- Flurries (noun): Light, brief snowfalls with no significant accumulation.
- Fog (noun): A thick mist or cloud near the ground, common in winter.
- Freeze (verb): To turn into ice.
- Frigid (adjective): Extremely cold.
- Frost (noun): Ice crystals formed on a cold surface.
- Frostbite (noun): Injury to body tissues caused by exposure to extreme cold.
- Frosty (adjective): Covered with a layer of frost.
- Frozen (adjective): Turned into ice or hardened by cold temperatures.
- Fur coat (noun): A coat made from the fur of animals, often worn for warmth.
- Furnace (noun): An appliance used for heating a building.
Winter Words Starting With G
- Gale (noun): A strong wind, often associated with winter storms.
- Glacier (noun): A large mass of ice that moves slowly down a slope or valley.
- Gloves (noun): Hand coverings, often made of wool or other insulating material, worn in cold weather.
- Gray clouds (noun): Overcast skies, often seen in winter.
- Glisten (verb): To shine or sparkle with reflected light.
Winter Words Starting With H
- Hail (noun): Frozen raindrops that fall in pellets.
- Hat (noun): Headwear designed to provide warmth.
- Heater (noun): An appliance that generates heat for warming a space.
- Heavy snow (noun): Intense and substantial snowfall.
- Hibernate (verb): To spend the winter in a dormant or inactive state.
- Holidays (noun): Celebrations and special occasions, often occurring in winter.
- Hot chocolate (noun): A warm beverage made with milk or water, cocoa powder, and sugar.
- Hot cocoa (noun): Another term for hot chocolate.
- Hot cider (noun): A warm beverage made from heated apple cider.
- Hot tea (noun): A warm beverage made by steeping tea leaves in hot water.
Winter Words Starting With I
- Ice (noun): Frozen water.
- Iceberg (noun): A large piece of freshwater ice floating in open water.
- Ice fishing (noun): Fishing through a hole in the ice on a frozen body of water.
- Ice hockey (noun): A team sport played on an ice rink.
- Ice sculptures (noun): Works of art created by carving ice.
- Ice skates (noun): Footwear with blades for gliding on ice.
- Ice skating (noun): Gliding on ice using ice skates.
- Icicle (noun): A hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
- Icy (adjective): Covered or filled with ice.
- Igloo (noun): A dome-shaped shelter made of blocks of ice, typically used by the Inuit.
- Inclement (adjective): Stormy or harsh, often used to describe winter weather.
- Indoors (adverb): Inside a building or enclosed space.
- Insulation (noun): Material used to prevent the loss of heat or the intrusion of cold.
- Inversion (noun): A layer of warmer air trapping cooler air near the ground.
- Isotherm (noun): A line on a map connecting points of equal temperature.
Winter Words Starting With J
- Jack Frost (noun): A personification of winter, often depicted as a mischievous character responsible for frosty weather.
- Jacket (jumper) (noun): A garment worn on the upper body for warmth.
- January (noun): The first month of the year, often associated with winter.
- Jingle bells (noun): Small bells that produce a jingling sound, often associated with winter holidays.
- Jolly (adjective): Happy and cheerful.
- Juniper (noun): An evergreen shrub or small tree.
Winter Words Starting With K
- Khaki (noun): A sturdy, often brownish fabric used for winter clothing.
- Kindling (noun): Small, easily combustible materials used to start a fire.
- Knee socks (noun): Socks that cover the lower legs up to the knees.
- Knee-high boots (noun): Boots that extend up to or above the knees.
- Knit (verb/noun): To create fabric by interlacing yarn with needles or the resulting fabric.
- Knitwear (noun): Clothing items that are knitted, often worn in winter.
Winter Words Starting With L
- Layer (noun/verb): A single thickness or to arrange in layers.
- Lights (noun): Decorative illumination often used during winter holidays.
- Log (noun): A piece of wood, often burned for heat in winter.
- Long johns (noun): Thermal underwear worn in cold weather.
- Lukewarm (adjective): Moderately warm.
Winter Words Starting With M
- Marshmallows (noun): Soft, sweet confections often used in hot chocolate or for roasting.
- Mistletoe (noun): A plant with white berries traditionally used as a Christmas decoration.
- Mittens (noun): A type of glove that covers the hand and fingers together.
- Moose (noun): A large deer species often associated with cold climates.
- Muffle (verb): To wrap or cover for warmth.
- Mug (noun): A cylindrical drinking cup, often used for hot beverages.
- Mulled wine (noun): Red wine infused with spices and served warm.
Winter Words Starting With N
- Nippy (adjective): Chilly or cool.
- Noel (noun): A French word meaning Christmas, often used in winter holiday decorations.
- Nordic (adjective): Relating to the northern regions, often associated with winter sports.
- North pole (noun): The northernmost point on Earth.
- North wind (noun): A wind blowing from the north, often associated with cold weather.
- Numb (adjective): Deprived of feeling, often due to cold temperatures.
- Nutcracker (noun): A device for cracking the shells of nuts.
Winter Words Starting With O
- Outdoors (adverb): Outside, in the open air.
- Oven (noun): A kitchen appliance used for baking or roasting, providing warmth in winter.
- Overcoat (noun): A heavy coat worn over other clothing for warmth.
- Overcast (adjective): Covered with clouds, often seen in winter.
- Owl (noun): A nocturnal bird often associated with winter.
Winter Words Starting With P
- Parka (noun): A hooded, heavy jacket often worn in cold weather.
- Penguin (noun): A flightless bird that is well-adapted to cold climates.
- Pine (noun): An evergreen tree often associated with winter.
- Plow (noun/verb): A vehicle or implement used to clear snow from roads.
- Polar bear (noun): A large bear native to the Arctic region.
- Precipitation (noun): Any form of water, liquid or solid, that falls from the atmosphere.
- Presents (noun): Items given to others, typically wrapped in decorative paper and exchanged during special occasions, such as Christmas.
- Puffy (adjective): Swollen or distended, often used to describe winter clothing.
Winter Words Starting With Q
- Quilt (noun/verb): A warm bedcovering made of two layers of fabric with a layer of insulation between them.
- Quinzhee (noun): A shelter made by hollowing out a pile of settled snow.
- Quiver (noun): A slight trembling movement or the case for holding arrows.
Winter Words Starting With R
- Reindeer (noun): A type of deer often associated with winter and Christmas.
- Rime (noun): Ice crystals formed by the freezing of supercooled water droplets.
- Roaring fire (noun): A strong and vibrant fire, often used for warmth in winter.
Winter Words Starting With S
- Scarf (noun): A long piece of cloth worn around the neck for warmth.
- Season (noun): A division of the year marked by changes in weather, ecology, and amount of daylight.
- Shiver (verb/noun): To tremble or shake involuntarily, often due to cold or fear. Also, the act of shivering.
- Shovel (noun/verb): A tool with a broad flat blade used for digging and moving material such as snow.
- Skating (noun): The act or sport of gliding on skates, typically on ice.
- Ski (noun/verb): A long, narrow piece of wood or other material used for gliding over snow.
- Skier (noun): A person who engages in the sport or activity of skiing.
- Sled (noun): A vehicle typically used for sliding down snowy hills.
- Sleet (noun): Frozen or partially frozen raindrops or drizzle.
- Sleigh (noun): A vehicle, typically on runners, for conveying goods or passengers over snow or ice, often pulled by horses or dogs.
- Slopes (noun): Inclined surfaces, especially those used for skiing.
- Slushy (adjective/noun): Partially melted or watery snow; also used to describe a drink with crushed ice.
- Snow (noun/verb): Frozen water vapor falling to the ground.
- Snowball (noun): A ball made out of snow.
- Snowdrift (noun): A bank of deep snow formed by wind.
- Snowflake (noun): A single ice crystal or cluster of ice crystals falling as snow.
- Snowman (noun): A figure made of snow, typically in the form of a person.
- Snowplow (noun): A vehicle that clears away snow.
- Snowshoes (noun): Footwear with a wide, flat sole, used for walking on snow.
- Snow melt (noun): The process of snow turning into liquid water due to rising temperatures.
- Snow removal (noun): The process of clearing snow from roads and surfaces.
- Snug (adjective): Warm, comfortable, and cozy.
- Snuggle (verb): To settle or move into a warm and comfortable position, often with someone or something.
- Socks (noun): Garments worn on the feet for warmth.
- Solstice (noun): Either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the sun reaches its greatest or least declination.
- Soup (noun): A hot or cold liquid dish made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables in stock or water.
- Squall (noun): A sudden, strong wind often accompanied by rain or snow.
- Storm (noun): A violent disturbance of the atmosphere, often with strong winds, rain, snow, or thunder.
- Sweater (noun): A knitted garment for the upper body.
Winter Words Starting With T
- Tea (noun): A hot drink made by infusing dried, crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water.
- Temperatures (noun): The degree of hotness or coldness measured on a definite scale, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
- Thaw (verb/noun): To melt or cause to melt; also, the process of melting.
- Thermal (adjective/noun): Relating to heat or temperature; also, a garment designed to keep the body warm.
- Thistle (noun): A prickly plant often associated with colder climates.
- Tinsel (noun): A shiny, metallic decoration, often used during the holiday season.
- Toboggan (noun): A long, narrow sled used for sliding downhill over snow or ice.
- Toffee (noun): A hard, chewy candy made by boiling sugar or molasses with butter.
- Trudge (verb/noun): To walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically due to exhaustion or difficult conditions.
- Tundra (noun): A vast, flat, treeless Arctic region where the subsoil is permanently frozen.
- Turtleneck (noun): A high, close-fitting collar on a sweater or similar garment.
- Tuque (noun): A knitted cap, especially one without a brim, common in colder climates.
Winter Words Starting With U
- Umbrella (noun): A device consisting of a circular canopy of fabric on a folding metal frame, used for protection against rain or sunlight.
- Undershirt (noun): A shirt worn under the outer clothing, typically next to the skin.
- Undercoat (noun): A layer of short, fine hairs beneath the longer, protective hairs in the coat of an animal.
- Underpass (noun): A road or pedestrian passage that goes beneath another road or a railroad.
- Underwear (noun): Clothing worn beneath outer clothes, usually next to the skin.
- Unwind (verb): To relax or release tension.
- Ursine (adjective/noun): Relating to or characteristic of bears.
Winter Words Starting With V
- Vacation (noun): A period of time devoted to rest, travel, or recreation.
- Vanilla (noun/adjective): A flavor derived from the beans of the vanilla orchid; also used to describe something plain or conventional.
- Vapor (noun): A substance in the form of a gas, especially when diffused or suspended in the air.
- Ventilation (noun): The provision of fresh air to a room, building, or space.
- Vest (noun): A sleeveless garment worn over a shirt and often under a jacket.
- Vixen (noun): A female fox; also used colloquially to describe a woman with a temper.
Winter Words Starting With W
- Warmth (noun): The quality or state of being warm; a comfortable and pleasant degree of heat.
- Wassail (noun/verb): A spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve; also, to drink to someone’s health.
- Weather (noun): The state of the atmosphere at a particular time and place, especially as expressed in terms of temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind, and precipitation.
- White (adjective/noun): Of the color of pure snow; also used to describe a blank or clean state.
- Wind (noun): Air in natural motion, especially when moving horizontally at any velocity.
- Winter (noun): The coldest season of the year, characterized by low temperatures and, in some regions, snow and ice.
- Wintertime (noun): The season of winter.
- Winter solstice (noun): The point in time when the sun is at its southernmost or northernmost point in the sky, marking the shortest or longest day of the year.
- Wood stove (noun): A stove that burns wood to produce heat.
- Wool (noun): The soft, fine curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep, goat, or similar animal.
- Wool socks (noun): Socks made from wool, known for their warmth.
Winter Words Starting With X
- X-country skiing (noun): Cross-country skiing, a form of skiing where participants propel themselves across snow-covered terrain.
- X-mas (noun): Informal term for Christmas.
Winter Words Starting With Y
- Yarn (noun): Spun thread used for knitting, weaving, or sewing.
- Yawn (verb/noun): To open the mouth wide and take a deep breath, often as a sign of tiredness or boredom.
- Yew (noun): A type of evergreen tree or shrub.
- Yule log (noun): A large log traditionally burned in the hearth as a part of Yule or Christmas celebrations.
- Yurt (noun): A circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.
Winter Words Starting With Z
- Zamboni (noun): A brand of ice resurfacing machine used to create a smooth ice surface on an ice rink.
- Zephyr (noun): A gentle, mild breeze.
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