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Snow-covered road.

Etymology

Old English snāw, from Proto-Germanic *snaiwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *snoygʷʰos. Cognates include Danish sne, Dutch sneeuw, , German Schnee, Norwegian snø and Russian снег (sneg).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
snow

Plural
s

snow (s)
  1. (uncountable) The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.
    • 1928, A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner,
      The wind had dropped, and the snow, tired of rushing around in circles trying to catch itself up, now fluttered gently down until it found a place on which to rest.
  2. (uncountable) A shade of the color white.
    snow colour:   
  3. (uncountable) Electrical noise visible on a television screen.
  4. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Cocaine.
  5. (countable) A snowfall; a blanket of frozen, crystalline water.
    We have had several heavy snows this year.

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Verb

Infinitive
to snow

Third person singular
snows

Simple past
snowed

Past participle
snowed or snown

Present participle
snowing

to snow (third-person singular simple present snows, present participle snowing, simple past snowed, past participle snowed or snown)
  1. (impersonal) To have snow fall from the sky.
    It is snowing.
    It started to snow.
  2. (colloquial) To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.
  3. (poker) To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards

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References

  • Brunson, Doyle (1978). Super/System: A course in power poker. B&G Publishing Company.

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