snow

The fluffy white precipitation that falls from the sky in the winter is snow. Many winter sports, like skiing and sledding, require snow.

Scientifically, snow is water vapor that freezes and forms ice crystals. You probably think of snow as the cold white stuff that can be formed into balls and thrown. Snow is a verb, too: "I love to watch it snow." Informally, to snow is also to hide your motives in order to trick someone: "She planned to snow her sister into thinking the cookies were all gone."

Definitions of snow
  1. noun
    precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    synonyms: snowfall
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    types:
    flurry, snow flurry
    a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)
    whiteout
    an arctic atmospheric condition with clouds over snow produce a uniform whiteness and objects are difficult to see; occurs when the light reflected off the snow equals the light coming through the clouds
    type of:
    downfall, precipitation
    the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
  2. noun
    a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
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    types:
    corn snow
    granular snow formed by alternate thawing and freezing
    crud
    heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing
    type of:
    layer
    a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
  3. noun
    street names for cocaine
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    type of:
    cocain, cocaine
    a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
  4. verb
    fall as snow
    “It was snowing all night”
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    type of:
    come down, fall, precipitate
    fall from clouds
  5. verb
    conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
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