Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To snow.
  • v. To abound.
  • v. Simple past of snow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To snow; to abound.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English (and more original) spelling of snow.
  • A Middle English or modern dialectal preterit of snow.

Etymologies

From Old English snīwan ("to snow"), from Proto-Germanic *snīwanan, from Proto-Indo-European *sneygʷʰ-. (Wiktionary)
See snow. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It blew and snew and then it thew, and now, by jing, it's friz.

    Weather sayings: Do they have any value?

  • I alway snew the Watt things was a slander because I've been a SOuthern Baptist for over 30 years and I have not once EVER heard ANY evangelical Protestant say anything ever of the sort -- not in private, not in public, not in prayer meeting, Bible study, worship service, in the bathroom -- anywhere.

    An invitation to Moyers and Watt, accepted by one. Which one?

  • Thus snew grows rare and is in decay, but knowed shows vigor, and so do growed and throwed.

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 3. The Verb

  • The analogy of knew suggests snew as the preterite of to snow, and it is sometimes encountered in the American vulgate.

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 3. The Verb

  • 'If you heerd,' said Mr. Peggotty, 'owt of what passed between Mas'r Davy and me, th' night when it snew so hard, you know as I have been - wheer not - fur to seek my dear niece.

    David Copperfield

  • 'If you heerd,' said Mr. Peggotty, 'owt of what passed between Mas'r Davy and me, th' night when it snew so hard, you know as I have been-wheer not-fur to seek my dear niece.

    David Copperfield

  • (Chaucer); ‘snow’ ‘snew’; ‘sow’ ‘sew’; ‘delve’ ‘dalf’ and ‘dolve’;

    English Past and Present

  • Mas'r Davy and me, th 'night when it snew so hard, you know as I have been - wheer not - fur to seek my dear niece.

    David Copperfield

  • Tata Steel is set to invest in a Canadian firm to ensure raw material securityas it build snew plants at Kalinganagar and Chhattisgarh, as it plans to expand capacity at Jamshedpur.

    WN.com - Business News

  • There's a 60% chance of snow after 7 p.m., with less than an inch of new snew accumulation possible.

    Paul & Matt's Sports Attack

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