Weather definition

wĕthər
The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.
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To discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure.
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The state of the atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather is described in terms of variable conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind velocity, precipitation, and barometric pressure. Weather on Earth occurs primarily in the troposphere, or lower atmosphere, and is driven by energy from the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. The average weather conditions of a region over time are used to define a region's climate.
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To withstand the effects of weather.

A house paint that weathers well.

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To expose to the action of the elements, as for drying, seasoning, or coloring.
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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.

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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.

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Changes of fortune.

Had known him in many weathers.

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Exposed to the elements.

Weather deck.

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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.

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Adverse or destructive atmospheric conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain.

Encountered weather five miles out to sea.

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The unpleasant or destructive effects of such atmospheric conditions.

Protected the house from the weather.

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The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
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Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather.

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(nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
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(countable, figuratively) A situation.
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To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
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(by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
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(nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.

To weather a cape; to weather another ship.

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(nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.

Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.

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(falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.

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Relating to or used in weather forecasting.

A weather plane.

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To expose to the action of the weather or atmosphere, as for airing, drying, or seasoning.
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To pass through safely or survive.

To weather a storm.

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(naut.) To pass (a cape, another vessel, etc.) safely despite being pushed toward it by the wind.
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To endure such exposure in a specified manner.

Canvas that weathers well.

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To come through (something) safely; survive.

Weather a crisis.

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The general condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place, with regard to the temperature, moisture, cloudiness, etc.
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Disagreeable or harmful atmospheric conditions; storm, rain, etc.

Protected against the weather.

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To wear away, discolor, disintegrate, or otherwise change for the worse by exposure to the atmosphere.
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To slope (masonry, cornices, sills, etc.) so as to allow water to run off.
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To become worn, discolored, etc. from being exposed to the weather or atmosphere.
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To slope (a roof, for example) so as to shed water.
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(nautical) To pass to the windward of despite bad weather.
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(nautical) Of or relating to the windward side of a ship; windward.
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To show the effects, such as discoloration, of exposure to the elements.

The walls of the barn had weathered.

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Designating or of the side of a ship, etc. toward the wind; windward.
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make heavy weather of
  • To exaggerate the difficulty of something to be done.
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under the weather
  • Somewhat indisposed; slightly ill.
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make heavy weather of
  • to create needless difficulties in dealing with
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under the weather
  • not feeling well; somewhat sick; ailing
  • somewhat drunk
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Origin of weather

  • Middle English weder, wether from Old English weder wē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English weder, from Proto-Germanic *wedrÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *wedÊ°rom (=*we-dÊ°rom). 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").

    From Wiktionary