Meaning of SNOW in English

— snowless , adj. — snowlike , adj.

/snoh/ , n.

1. Meteorol. 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. Cf. 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.

5. Literary.

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. Cf. hash 1 (def. 5).


8. to send down snow; fall as snow.

9. to descend like snow.


10. to let fall as or like snow.

11. Slang.

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.

[ bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE snaw; c. D sneeuw, G Schnee, ON snaer, Goth snaiws, L nix (gen. nivis ), Gk níps (acc. nípha ), OCS snegu; (v.) ME snowen, deriv. of the n.; r. ME snewen, OE sniwan; c. OHG sniwan (G schneien ), MLG, MD snien ]

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