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Standard Definition

[n] a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become addictive
[n] English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)
[n] precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
[n] a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
[v] conceal one's true motives from esp. by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
[v] fall as snow; "It was snowing all night"

Synonyms

bamboozle - (3 syllables), Baron Snow of Leicester - (7 syllables), C - (1 syllables), C. P. Snow - (3 syllables), Charles Percy Snow - (4 syllables), cocain - (2 syllables), cocaine - (2 syllables), coke - (1 syllables), hoodwink - (2 syllables), lead by the nose - (4 syllables), play false - (2 syllables), pull the wool over someone's eyes - (8 syllables), snowfall - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Snow\, n. [LG. snaue, or D. snaauw, from LG. snau a snout, a beak.] (Naut.) A square-rigged vessel, differing from a brig only in that she has a trysail mast close abaft the mainmast, on which a large trysail is hoisted.
\Snow\, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn["o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn["e]gas, Russ. snieg', Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr. acc. ni`fa, also AS. sn[=i]wan to snow, G. schneien, OHG. sn[=i]wan, Lith. snigti, L. ningit it snows, Gr. ni`fei, Zend snizh to snow; cf. Skr. snih to be wet or sticky. [root]172.]
1. Watery particles congealed into white or transparent crystals or flakes in the air, and falling to the earth, exhibiting a great variety of very beautiful and perfect forms. Note: Snow is often used to form compounds, most of which are of obvious meaning; as, snow-capped, snow-clad, snow-cold, snow-crowned, snow-crust, snow-fed, snow-haired, snowlike, snow-mantled, snow-nodding, snow-wrought, and the like.
2. Fig.: Something white like snow, as the white color (argent) in heraldry; something which falls in, or as in, flakes. The field of snow with eagle of black therein. --Chaucer. {Red snow}. See under {Red}. {Snow bunting}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Snowbird},
1. {Snow cock} (Zo["o]l.), the snow pheasant. {Snow flea} (Zo["o]l.), a small black leaping poduran ({Achorutes nivicola}) often found in winter on the snow in vast numbers. {Snow flood}, a flood from melted snow. {Snow flower} (Bot.), the fringe tree. {Snow fly}, or {Snow insect} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus {Boreus}. The male has rudimentary wings; the female is wingless. These insects sometimes appear creeping and leaping on the snow in great numbers. {Snow gnat} (Zo["o]l.), any wingless dipterous insect of the genus {Chionea} found running on snow in winter. {Snow goose} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of arctic geese of the genus {Chen}. The common snow goose ({Chen hyperborea}), common in the Western United States in winter, is white, with the tips of the wings black and legs and bill red. Called also {white brant}, {wavey}, and {Texas goose}. The blue, or blue-winged, snow goose ({C. c[oe]rulescens}) is varied with grayish brown and bluish gray, with the wing quills black and the head and upper part of the neck white. Called also {white head}, {white-headed goose}, and {bald brant}. {Snow leopard} (Zool.), the ounce. {Snow line}, lowest limit of perpetual snow. In the Alps this is at an altitude of 9,000 feet, in the Andes, at the equator, 16,000 feet. {Snow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), a European vole ({Arvicola nivalis}) which inhabits the Alps and other high mountains. {Snow pheasant} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large, handsome gallinaceous birds of the genus {Tetraogallus}, native of the lofty mountains of Asia. The Himalayn snow pheasant ({T. Himalayensis}) in the best-known species. Called also {snow cock}, and {snow chukor}. {Snow partridge}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Partridge}. {Snow pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), a pigeon ({Columba leuconota}) native of the Himalaya mountains. Its back, neck, and rump are white, the top of the head and the ear coverts are black. {Snow plant} (Bot.), a fleshy parasitic herb ({Sarcodes sanguinea}) growing in the coniferous forests of California. It is all of a bright red color, and is fabled to grow from the snow, through which it sometimes shoots up.
\Snow\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Snowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snowing}.] To fall in or as snow; -- chiefly used impersonally; as, it snows; it snowed yesterday.
\Snow\, v. t. To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow. --Donne. Shak.

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