What does weather mean?

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ˈwɛð ərweath·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. upwind, weather(a)verb

    towards the side exposed to wind

  3. weather, endure, brave, brave outverb

    face and withstand with courage

    "She braved the elements"

  4. weatherverb

    cause to slope

  5. weatherverb

    sail to the windward of

  6. weatherverb

    change under the action or influence of the weather

    "A weathered old hut"

Wiktionary

  1. weathernoun

    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. weathernoun

    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. weathernoun

    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. weathernoun

    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. weatherverb

    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. weatherverb

    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. weatherverb

    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. Weathernoun

    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. Weathernoun

    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. Weathernoun

    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. Weathernoun

    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. Weatherverb

    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. Weatherverb

    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. Weatherverb

    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. Weatherverb

    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. Weatherverb

    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. Weatheradjective

    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 balanced and peaceful across the 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?

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  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. Heather Conley:

    Cold-weather warfighting capabilities are very specialized.

  2. Danny Lavergne:

    Southwestern Louisiana could get 15-20 inches of rain from Harvey. Flash floods warnings went into effect through Thursday as areas along the coast faced tropical storm warnings. Flooding has already taken over localized streets since Sunday, The Weather Channel reported. An emergency response official in a coastal Louisiana parish said the threat of flooding from Harvey's torrential rains could be new ground for us. Harvey has been blamed for at least five confirmed deaths, including a woman killed Monday in the town of Porter, northeast of Houston, when a large oak tree dislodged by heavy rains toppled onto her trailer home. In addition, a Houston television station reported Monday that six family members were believed to have drowned when their van was swept away by floodwaters. The KHOU report was attributed to three family members the station did not identify. No bodies have been recovered. The flooding was so widespread that the levels of city waterways have either equaled or surpassed those of Tropical Storm Allison from 2001, and no major highway has been spared some overflow.The city's normally bustling business district was virtually deserted Monday, with emergency vehicles making up most of the traffic. Most businesses were closed. In Louisiana, Danny Lavergne, director of Cameron Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said approximately 30 roads in the parish were covered with water but remained passable by Monday morning. It's far from being over.

  3. Shuabu Lawal:

    A boy ran into my shop and said his father and elder brother had been shot. He was only wearing shorts, no top and sweating despite the wintry weather. I shut down my shop immediately, leaving some items outside.

  4. The Coast Guard:

    This was the most challenging weather conditions anyone on our crew had ever flown.

  5. Peter Houde:

    They simply break into small bits as they weather out of the sediment before they are found. The preservation of ours is truly unusual, but a great deal of that may be due to the fact that we were able to locate them while they were still deep underground.

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