Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its Winters.
Winters liked to paint—usually quirky joke paintings that owed something to surrealism and Kandinsky.
Winters became the first Playboy “Playmate of the Year” in 1957.
Old English, "fourth season of the year," from Proto-Germanic *wentruz (cf. Old Frisian, Dutch winter, Old Saxon, Old High German wintar, German winter, Danish and Swedish vinter, Gothic wintrus, Old Norse vetr "winter"), possibly from PIE *wed-/*wod-/*ud- "wet" (see water), or from *wind- "white" (cf. Celtic vindo- "white").
The Anglo-Saxons counted years in "winters," cf. Old English ænetre "one-year-old." Old Norse Vetrardag, first day of winter, was the Saturday that fell between Oct. 10 and 16.
"to pass the winter (in some place)," late 14c., from winter (n.). Related: Wintered; wintering.