Posted by: Natalie | March 11, 2010

Word of the Day: Hibernate

All I want to do today is . . .


Word Origins:

It was Erasmus Darwin, evolutionist and Grandfather to Charles, who first coined this word. He based it on the Latin hibernare which simply meant ‘to spend the winter in a particular place’, deriving from hibernus just meaning ‘wintery’.

Urban Dictionary Definition:

  1. A severe case of marination. To sit idle for hours upon hours in a chill or relaxed state.
  2. when a huge bear like human sleeps for 19 consecutive hours
  3. A friendly word used to signify when one gets beat, most commonly in a game.

Nat’s Definition:

  • My favourite thing to do; also known as a Duvet Day.
  • January.
  • A cold day in the house in which I must wear; two pairs of tights, thick socks (possibly two), jeans, 2-3 T-shirts, jumper (preferably with hood), over cardigan, scarf, fingerless gloves and two blankets just to keep the blood pumping.
  • What the cat seems to do everyday!

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