Snow



noun
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.
5.
Literary.

white blossoms.
the white color of snow.

6.
Slang. cocaine or heroin.
7.
white spots or bands on a television screen caused by a weak signal.
Compare hash1 (def 5).
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.
11.
Slang.

to make an overwhelming impression on:
The view really snowed them.
to persuade or deceive:
She was snowed into believing everything.

Verb phrases
12.
snow under,

to cover with or bury in snow.
to overwhelm with a larger amount of something than can be conveniently dealt with.
to defeat overwhelmingly.

noun
1.
Sir Charles Percy (C. P. Snow) 1905–80, English novelist and scientist.
noun
1.
precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere related adjective niveous
2.
a layer of snowflakes on the ground
3.
a fall of such precipitation
4.
anything resembling snow in whiteness, softness, etc
5.
the random pattern of white spots on a television or radar screen, produced by noise in the receiver and occurring when the signal is weak or absent
6.
(slang) cocaine
7.
See carbon dioxide snow
verb
8.
(intransitive; with it as subject) to be the case that snow is falling
9.
(transitive; usually passive, foll by over, under, in, or up) to cover or confine with a heavy fall of snow
10.
often with it as subject. to fall or cause to fall as or like snow
11.
(transitive) (US & Canadian, slang) to deceive or overwhelm with elaborate often insincere talk See snow job
12.
be snowed under, to be overwhelmed, esp with paperwork
noun
1.
C(harles) P(ercy), Baron. 1905–80, British novelist and physicist. His novels include the series Strangers and Brothers (1949–70)
snow
(snō)
Precipitation that falls to earth in the form of ice crystals that have complex branched hexagonal patterns. Snow usually falls from stratus and stratocumulus clouds, but it can also fall from cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds.
snot-rag

Common in Palestine in winter (Ps. 147:16). The snow on the tops of the Lebanon range is almost always within view throughout the whole year. The word is frequently used figuratively by the sacred writers (Job 24:19; Ps. 51:7; 68:14; Isa. 1:18). It is mentioned only once in the historical books (2 Sam. 23:20). It was “carried to Tyre, Sidon, and Damascus as a luxury, and labourers sweltering in the hot harvest-fields used it for the purpose of cooling the water which they drank (Prov. 25:13; Jer. 18:14). No doubt Herod Antipas, at his feasts in Tiberias, enjoyed also from this very source the modern luxury of ice-water.”

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