- The definition of climate is the weather of a location over time or the environment or mood.
- An example of climate is when it is snowy and rainy.
- An example of climate is an economic boom time.
Iceland has a very cold climate.
- the prevailing or average weather conditions of a place, as determined by the temperature and meteorological changes over a period of years
- any prevailing conditions affecting life, activity, etc.: a favorable climate of opinion
- a region with certain prevailing weather conditions: to move to a warmer climate
Origin of climateMiddle English climat ; from Old French ; from Late Latin clima ; from Classical Greek klima, region, zone ; from base of klinein, to slope (see incline): origin, originally , slope of the earth from the equator toward the poles
- The meteorological conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that characteristically prevail in a particular region.
- A region of the earth having particular meteorological conditions: lives in a cold climate.
- A prevailing condition or set of attitudes in human affairs: a climate of unrest.
Origin of climateMiddle English climat, from Old French, from Late Latin clima, climat-, from Greek klima, surface of the earth, region; see klei- in Indo-European roots.
- The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years).
- (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation.
- Industries that require a lot of fossil fuels are unlikely to be popular in the current political climate.
(third-person singular simple present climates, present participle climating, simple past and past participle climated)
- (poetic, obsolete) To dwell.