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Definition of the noun winter solstice

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  1. December 22, when the sun is at its southernmost point
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • antonym: summer solstice
    • more generic word: solstice = either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
    • part of: winter / wintertime = the coldest season of the year

Alternative definition of the noun winter solstice


  1. [astronomy] The moment when the Earth is in that point of its orbit where the northern or southern hemisphere is most inclined 'away' from the sun.


"Winter Solstice" is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Josh Sternfeld. The screenplay focuses on the efforts of a man to interact with and relate to his sons in the years following the accidental death of his wife.


  1. "Winter solstice" is a book by Rosamunde Pilcher, translated work.
    • also known as "Winter Solstice (Audio)", "Wintersonne"
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: 20th century, Scotland
  2. "Winter Solstice" is a short story written by Mike Resnick.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (24 years ago)
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  1. "Winter Solstice" is a musical EP of Bloodred Fullmoon.
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  2. "Winter Solstice" is a musical EP of FATHER TIGER.
    • released on
  3. "Winter Solstice" is a musical album of Shino.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "Winter Solstice" is a musical album of Kheta Hotem.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  5. "Winter Solstice" is a musical album of John McCutcheon.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  6. "Winter Solstice" is a musical album of Summoner.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  7. "Winter Solstice" is a composition.
  8. "Winter Solstice" is a composition.


Winter Solstice was a Christian metalcore band from Lynchburg, Virginia signed to Metal Blade Records. They split up in 2006. Some of the former members have come together with members of Everything Falls Together and to form a new band, Ghost of a Fallen Age. Former frontman Matt Tarpey was a member of the Virginia Beach, Virginia metalcore band We Were Gentlemen until their breakup in 2010.


Winter Solstice is a record label.


  1. Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon which marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Winter solstice occurs for the Northern Hemisphere in December and for the Southern Hemisphere in June.
    • also known as Midwinter; Yule, the Longest Night
  2. Winter Solstice a.k.a. The December solstice, also known as the southern solstice, is the solstice that occurs each December, typically between the 20th and the 22nd day of the month according to the Gregorian calendar. In the southern hemisphere, the December solstice is the summer solstice, whilst in the northern hemisphere it is the winter solstice.
  3. Winter Solstice is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

During the winter solstice, the North Pole is tilted away from the sun (around December 21) and directly over the Tropic of Capricorn. During the summer solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is positioned to receive extended periods of sunlight ...

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The days grow longer
with the winter solstice passed,
while I, no younger. (Jonathan Robin)
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