Definitions for Weatherˈwɛð ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.
a strong wind or storm, or strong winds and storms collectively.
a report on the weather broadcast on radio or television.
Usu., weathers. changes or vicissitudes in one's lot or fortunes:
a good friend in all weathers.
(v.t.)to dry, season, or otherwise affect by exposure to the air or atmosphere.
to discolor, disintegrate, or affect injuriously, as by the effects of weather.
to bear up against and come safely through (a storm, danger, trouble, etc.).
(of a ship, mariner, etc.) to pass or sail to the windward of:
to weather a cape.
to cause (a roof, sill, etc.) to slope, so as to shed water.
Category: Architecture, Building Trades
(v.i.)to undergo change, esp. discoloration or disintegration, as the result of exposure to atmospheric conditions.
to endure or resist exposure to the weather.
to go or come safely. (usu. fol. by through).
Idioms for weather:
under the weather, ill. drunk.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of weather:
bef. 900; ME (n.), OE weder, c. OHG wetar, ON vethr
weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition(adj)
the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
"they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
towards the side exposed to wind
weather, endure, brave, brave out(verb)
face and withstand with courage
"She braved the elements"
cause to slope
sail to the windward of
change under the action or influence of the weather
"A weathered old hut"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the temperature and conditions in a particular area
a period of hot/rainy/dry weather; If the weather's good, we'll go swimming.
a TV, radio, etc. report about what the weather will be like
I want to check the weather.
not feeling well
She's under the weather today.
to manage to deal successfully with a difficult situation
a company that weathered the difficult economic times
to become or cause to appear worn and old from being outside
the weathered wood of the fence
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 its effects.
Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather.
The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.
Origin: weder, from wedran, from wedʰrom (=we-dʰrom). Cognate with Dutch weer, German Wetter, Old Norse veðr (Danish vejr, Swedish väder) and with Russian вёдро.
the state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena; meteorological condition of the atmosphere; as, warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc
vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air
a light rain; a shower
to expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air
hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm
to sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship
to place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air
to undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or alter, under atmospheric influences; to suffer waste by weather
being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc
Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather generally refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, "weather" is understood to be the weather of Earth. Weather is driven by air pressure differences between one place and another. These pressure and temperature differences can occur due to the sun angle at any particular spot, which varies by latitude from the tropics. The strong temperature contrast between polar and tropical air gives rise to the jet stream. Weather systems in the mid-latitudes, such as extratropical cyclones, are caused by instabilities of the jet stream flow. Because the Earth's axis is tilted relative to its orbital plane, sunlight is incident at different angles at different times of the year. On Earth's surface, temperatures usually range ±40 °C annually. Over thousands of years, changes in Earth's orbit affect the amount and distribution of solar energy received by the Earth and influence long-term climate and global climate change.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Weather' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1943
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Weather' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1246
Rank popularity for the word 'Weather' in Nouns Frequency: #806
Translations for Weather
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to affect or be affected by exposure to the air, resulting in drying, change of colour, shape etc
The wind and sea have weathered the rocks quite smooth.
- يَتأثَّر بالتَّقَلُّبات الجَويَّهArabic
- излагам на атмосферно влияниеBulgarian
- desbotar(-se)Portuguese (BR)
- verwittern (lassen)German
- forvitre; tæreDanish
- αλλοιώνω / –ομαιGreek
- erosionar, desgastarSpanish
- siluma, silenema (õhu ja vee toimel)Estonian
- تاثير گداشتن بر آب و هواFarsi
- לִדהוֹת, לִשחוֹקHebrew
- बरदाश्त करनाHindi
- izložiti utjecaju vremenaCroatian
- 기후의 영향을 받다Korean
- nuglūdinti, nugairintiLithuanian
- būt pakļautam/pakļaut dabas spēku iedarbībaiLatvian
- menjadi kering atau kerasMalay
- doen verwerenDutch
- utsette for vær og vind; forvitreNorwegian
- wysuszyć, spatynować, skruszyćPolish
- a erodaRomanian
- подвергать(ся) атмосферным воздействиямRussian
- biti pod vplivom vremenaSlovenian
- izložiti vremenskim prilikamaSerbian
- utsätta[s] för väder och vindSwedish
- (使)因風吹日曬雨淋產生變化，風化Chinese (Trad.)
- ہوا میں رکھناUrdu
- làm thay đổi màu sắc, hình dángVietnamese
- 使日晒雨淋，使风化Chinese (Simp.)
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