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Definitions for Weather
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weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionadjective
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 outverb
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"
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.
Etymology: weder, from wedran, from wedʰrom (=we-dʰrom). Cognate with Dutch weer, German Wetter, Old Norse veðr (Danish vejr, Swedish väder) and with Russian вёдро.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: weder , Saxon.
Who’s there, besides foul weather? —— One mended like the weather, most unquietly. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
I am far better born than is the king;
But I must make fair weather yet a while,
Till Henry be more weak and I more strong. William Shakespeare.
Men must content themselves to travel in all weathers, and through all difficulties. Roger L'Estrange.
Foretells the change of weather in the skies,
Through mists he shoots his sullen beams,
Suspect a drisling day. Dryden.
It is a reverend thing to see an ancient castle not in decay; how much more to behold an ancient family, which have stood against the waves and weathers of time? Francis Bacon.
What gusts of weather from that gath’ring cloud,
My thoughts presage. John Dryden, Virgil.
Etymology: from the noun.
He perch’d on some branch thereby,
To weather him and his moist wings to dry. Edmund Spenser.
Mustard-seed gather for being too ripe,
And weather it wel, yer ye give it a stripe. Thomas Tusser.
He weather’d fell Charibdis; but ere long,
The skies were darkened, and the tempests strong. Samuel Garth.
Could they weather and stand the shock of an eternal duration, and yet be at any time subject to a dissolution. Matthew Hale.
We have been tugging a great while against the stream, and have almost weather’d our point; a stretch or two more will do the work. Addison.
When we have pass’d these gloomy hours,
And weather’d out the storm that beats upon us. Addison.
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
Etymology: [OE. weder, AS. weder; akin to OS. wedar, OFries. weder, D. weder, wer, G. wetter, OHG. wetar, Icel. ver, Dan. veir, Sw. vder wind, air, weather, and perhaps to OSlav. vedro fair weather; or perhaps to Lith. vetra storm, Russ. vieter', vietr', wind, and E. wind. Cf. Wither.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
weth′ėr, n. state of the air as to heat or cold, dryness, wetness, cloudiness, &c.—v.t. to affect by exposing to the air: to sail to the windward of: to gain or pass, as a promontory or cape: to hold out stoutly against difficulties.—v.i. to become discoloured by exposure.—adj. (naut.) toward the wind, windward.—adjs. Weath′er-beat′en, distressed or seasoned by the weather; Weath′er-bit′ten, worn or defaced by exposure to the winds.—n. Weath′er-board, the windward side of a ship: a plank in the port of a laid-up vessel placed so as to keep off rain, without preventing air to circulate.—v.t. to fit with such planks.—n. Weath′er-board′ing, thin boards placed overlapping to keep out rain: exterior covering of a wall or roof.—adj. Weath′er-bound, delayed by bad weather.—ns. Weath′er-box, -house, a toy constructed on the principle of a barometer, consisting of a house with the figures of a man and wife who come out alternately as the weather is respectively bad or good; Weath′er-cloth, a tarpaulin protecting boats, hammocks, &c.; Weath′ercock, a vane (often in the form of a cock) to show the direction of the wind: anything turning easily and often.—v.t. to act as a weathercock for.—p.adj. Weath′er-driv′en, driven by winds or storms.—adj. Weath′ered (archit.), made slightly sloping, so as to throw off water: (geol.) having the surface altered in colour, form, texture, or composition by the action of the elements.—n. Weath′er-eye, the eye considered as the means by which one forecasts the weather.—v.t. Weath′er-fend (Shak.), to defend from the weather, to shelter.—ns. Weath′er-gage, the position of a ship to the windward of another: advantage of position; Weath′er-glass, a glass or instrument that indicates the changes of the weather: a barometer; Weath′er-gleam (prov.), a bright aspect of the sky at the horizon; Weath′er-helm, a keeping of the helm somewhat a-weather when a vessel shows a tendency to come into the wind while sailing; Weath′ering (archit.), a slight inclination given to the top of a cornice or moulding, to prevent water from lodging on it: (geol.) the action of the elements in altering the form, colour, texture, or composition of rocks.—adj. Weath′erly (naut.), making little leeway when close-hauled.—n. Weath′er-map, a map indicating meteorological conditions over a large tract of country.—adj. Weath′ermost, farthest to windward.—n. Weath′er-notā′tion, a system of abbreviation for meteorological phenomena.—adj. Weath′er-proof, proof against rough weather.—ns. Weath′er-proph′et, one who foretells weather: a device for foretelling the weather; Weath′er-roll, the lurch of a vessel to windward when in the trough of the sea; Weath′er-ser′vice, an institution for superintending and utilising observed meteorological phenomena; Weath′er-side, the windward side; Weath′er-sign, a phenomenon indicating change of weather: any prognostic; Weath′er-stain, discolouration produced by exposure; Weath′er-stā′tion, a station where phenomena of weather are observed; Weath′er-strip, a thin piece of some material used to keep out wind and cold; Weath′er-sym′bol, a conventional sign indicating some meteorological phenomenon.—adjs. Weath′er-wise, wise or skilful in foreseeing the changes or state of the weather; Weath′er-worn, worn by exposure to the weather.—Weather anchor, the anchor lying to windward; Weather a point, to gain an advantage or accomplish a purpose against opposition; Weather out (obs.), to hold out against till the end.—Keep one's weather eye open, to be on one's guard, to have one's wits in readiness; Make fair weather (Shak.), to conciliate: to flatter; Stress of weather, violent and especially unfavourable winds, force of tempests. [A.S. weder; Ice. vedhr, Ger. wetter.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
[from the Anglo-Saxon wæder, the temperature of the air]. Thestate of the atmosphere with regard to the degree of wind, to heat andcold, or to dryness and moisture, but particularly to the first. It is aword also applied to everything lying to windward of a particularsituation, hence a ship is said to have the weather-gage of anotherwhen further to windward. Thus also, when a ship under sail presentseither of her sides to the wind, it is then called the weather-side,and all the rigging situated thereon is distinguished by the sameepithet. It is the opposite of lee. To weather anything is to go towindward of it. The land to windward, is a weather shore.
An expression of energy.
The weather is balanced and peaceful across the countries.
Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Weather is ranked #72105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Weather surname appeared 270 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Weather.
62.2% or 168 total occurrences were Black.
30% or 81 total occurrences were White.
4.4% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.5% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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
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The numerical value of Weather in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Weather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Weather in a Sentence
Overall, La Nina typically means less precipitation for the Sierra, Great Basin region, and the Mojave Desert, which is bad for the current drought status and the potential for another active fire season next year, however, the magnitude of the La Nina event will dictate the magnitude of impacts on the winter weather pattern. Considering the current state of ENSO is neutral, La Nina may be weak through at least the early part of the winter season.
We want the weather service to operate with integrity and without bias.
The atmosphere has a fairly chaotic component to it, but it does occasionally get into patterns where we see this repeatability. We've seen it in all seasons, unfortunately for this past month, and certainly for the week ahead, the threat for severe weather is going to be present again, in many of the same areas that have already seen enough severe weather just over the past four weeks.
This year, the persistent weather pattern that has been generally unfavorable for severe storms in the Plains has been more favorable for the Southeast.
The catastrophic weather conditions mean that things can change very quickly.
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Translations for Weather
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- جو, طقسArabic
- һауа, көнBashkir
- надвор'е, пагодаBelarusian
- আবহ, আবহাওয়াBengali
- tempsCatalan, Valencian
- [[nechat]] [[zvětrat]], přestát, počasí, přečkat, zvětratCzech
- vejr, luvDanish
- überstehen, WetterGerman
- στοιχεία, καιρόςGreek
- vetero, veteraEsperanto
- هوا, آب و هواPersian
- ylähanka, sää, nostaa tuuleen, [[selvitä]] (jostakin)Finnish
- intempéries, tempsFrench
- waarWestern Frisian
- aimsir, sìdeScottish Gaelic
- מֶזֶג אֲוִירHebrew
- ऋतु, मौसमHindi
- idő, időjárásHungarian
- cuaca, hawaIndonesian
- מזג אווירHebrew
- 乗り切る, 天気Japanese
- ауа райыKazakh
- 日氣, 날씨, 바래다, 일기Korean
- аба ырайыKyrgyz
- caelum, status caeliLatin
- ພູມອາກາດ, ອາກາດLao
- laikapstākļi, laiksLatvian
- време, непогодаMacedonian
- цаг агаарMongolian
- cuaca, hawaMalay
- vêr, værNorwegian
- tempo, tempo atmosféricoPortuguese
- stare atmosferică, vreme, intemperii, timpRomanian
- ненастье, непогода, погода, наветренная сторонаRussian
- вријеме, време, vrijeme, vremeSerbo-Croatian
- කාලගුණයSinhala, Sinhalese
- hali ya hewaSwahili
- อากาศ, สภาพอากาศThai
- klima, panahonTagalog
- һава, көнTatar
- 時節, thời tiếtVietnamese
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