the last and the coldest season of the year, coming between autumn and spring
"We wintered on the Riviera"
"Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"
It smelt now of the apples which had been stored there through the winter.
出自： Day Lewis
Enormous numbers of waterfowl wintered in its vast marshes.
出自： J. J. Audubon
误 She'll be home by the winter.
正 She'll be home by winter.
析 表示季节的spring, summer, autumn和winter四个词,在泛指“春、夏、秋、冬”时,其前不加定冠词; 如要表示具体的某一个季节时,则通常在其前加上定冠词。
误 There are four seasons in the year: Spring,Summer,Autumn and Winter.
正 There are four seasons in the year: spring, summer, autumn and winter.