What does weather mean?

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ˈwɛð ərweath·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. upwind, weather(a)(verb)

    towards the side exposed to wind

  3. weather, endure, brave, brave out(verb)

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

  4. weather(verb)

    cause to slope

  5. weather(verb)

    sail to the windward of

  6. weather(verb)

    change under the action or influence of the weather

    "A weathered old hut"

Wiktionary

  1. weather(Noun)

    The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

    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.

  2. weather(Noun)

    Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and its effects.

    Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather.

    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.

  3. weather(Noun)

    The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.

    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.

  4. weather(Noun)

    A situation.

    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.

  5. weather(Verb)

    To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.

    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.

  6. weather(Verb)

    To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.

    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.

  7. weather(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weather(noun)

    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

    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.]

  2. Weather(noun)

    vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air

    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.]

  3. Weather(noun)

    storm; tempest

    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.]

  4. Weather(noun)

    a light rain; a shower

    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.]

  5. Weather(verb)

    to expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air

    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.]

  6. Weather(verb)

    hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm

    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.]

  7. Weather(verb)

    to sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship

    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.]

  8. Weather(verb)

    to place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air

    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.]

  9. Weather(verb)

    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

    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.]

  10. Weather(adj)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Weather

    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

  1. Weather

    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;

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Weather

    The state of the ATMOSPHERE over minutes to months.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. weather

    [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. weather

    An expression of energy.

    The weather is different in different countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weather' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1943

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weather' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1246

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weather' in Nouns Frequency: #806

Anagrams for weather »

  1. weareth, whate'er, wheater, whereat, wreathe

How to pronounce weather?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say weather in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weather in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of weather in a Sentence

  1. Lex Van Dam:

    Cash generation is a key indicator that I always look at before I invest. Companies with high free cash flow yields will be coming increasingly into focus as they are typically well placed to weather downside volatility.

  2. Tainya Clarke:

    Many of the states with the highest percentages of populations meeting the guidelines through leisure-time physical activity were what you'd call' cold weather states' like Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and usually, we would think the warmer states would have more people outside running or biking or cycling, because that's what we see on TV all the time.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel.

  4. American Dustin Johnson:

    Definitely positive( memories) for sure. I feel like I play well here a lot. I really like this golf course. It sets up very good to me. It's fun to play, you've got to hit a lot of different shots, and it never plays easy. This is about as easy as it can play right now, good weather and the greens are really soft.

  5. J.W.N. Sullivan:

    For every living creature that succeeds in getting a footing in life there are thousands or millions that perish. There is an enormous random scattering for every seed that comes to life. This does not remind us of intelligent human design. "If a man in order to shoot a hare, were to discharge thousands of guns on a great moor in all possible directions; if in order to get into a locked room, he were to buy ten thousand casual keys, and try them all; if, in order to have a house, he were to build a town, and leave all the other houses to wind and weather - assuredly no one would call such proceedings purposeful and still less would anyone conjecture behind these proceedings a higher wisdom, unrevealed reasons, and superior prudence."

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