- Weather is the condition of the climate in a particular place at a particular time.
- An example of weather is San Diego being sunny in January.
- An example of weather is Florida having hurricanes in September.
- Weather means to be affected by climate.
An example of weather is the Statue of Liberty turning green from the reaction of copper and rain.
- Weather is defined as to get through a situation or event positively.
An example of weather is someone getting into an accident without injury or damage to their car.
The weather here in San Diego is sunny.
- the general condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place, with regard to the temperature, moisture, cloudiness, etc.
- disagreeable or harmful atmospheric conditions; storm, rain, etc.: protected against the weather
Origin of weatherMiddle English weder ; from Old English akin to Old Norse vethr, German wetter ; from Indo-European base an unverified form we-, an unverified form awe-, to blow from source wind, Old Church Slavonic vedro, fair weather
- to expose to the action of weather or atmosphere, as for airing, drying or seasoning
- to wear away, discolor, disintegrate, or otherwise change for the worse by exposure to the atmosphere
- to pass through safely or survive: to weather a storm
- to slope (masonry, cornices, sills, etc.) so as to allow water to run off
- Naut. to pass to the windward of (a cape, reef, etc.)
- to become discolored, disintegrated, etc. by exposure to the weather or atmosphere
- to endure such exposure in a specified manner: canvas that weathers well
- designating or of the side of a ship, etc. toward the wind; windward
- exposed to the elements: weather deck
make heavy weather of
under the weather☆ Informal
- not feeling well; somewhat sick; ailing
- somewhat drunk
- The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.
- a. Adverse or destructive atmospheric conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain: encountered weather five miles out to sea.b. The unpleasant or destructive effects of such atmospheric conditions: protected the house from the weather.
- weathers Changes of fortune: had known him in many weathers.
verbweath·ered, weath·er·ing, weath·ers
- To expose to the action of the elements, as for drying, seasoning, or coloring.
- To discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure.
- To come through (something) safely; survive: weather a crisis.
- To slope (a roof, for example) so as to shed water.
- Nautical To pass to the windward of despite bad weather.
- To show the effects, such as discoloration, of exposure to the elements: The walls of the barn had weathered.
- To withstand the effects of weather: a house paint that weathers well.
- Nautical Of or relating to the windward side of a ship; windward.
- Relating to or used in weather forecasting: a weather plane.
Origin of weatherMiddle English weder, wether, from Old English weder; see wē- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural weathers)
- The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
- Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and their effects.
- Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather.
- (nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
- (countable, figuratively) A situation.
(third-person singular simple present weathers, present participle weathering, simple past and past participle weathered)
- To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
- (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
- (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
- to weather a cape; to weather another ship
- (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
- Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.
- (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
From Middle English, from Old English weder, from Proto-Germanic *wedrą, from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰrom (=*we-dʰrom). Cognate with West Frisian waar, Dutch weer, Low German Weder, German Wetter, Danish vejr, Swedish väder; also more distantly related to Russian вёдро (vyodro, “fair weather”) and perhaps Albanian vrëndë (“light rain”).