noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
- 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
verb face and withstand with courage
brave out; brave; endure.
verb cause to slope
verb sail to the windward of
verb change under the action or influence of the weather
adjective satellite towards the side exposed to wind
, AS. weder
; akin to OS. wedar
, OFries. weder
, D. weder
, G. wetter
, OHG. wetar
, Icel. ve&edh;r
, Dan. veir
, Sw. väder
wind, air, weather, and perhaps to OSlav. vedro
fair weather; or perhaps to Lith. vetra
storm, Russ. vieter'
, wind, and E. wind
. Cf. Wither
- 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.
Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot weather.
Fair weather cometh out of the north.
Job xxxvii. 22.
- Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
- Storm; tempest.
What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud
My thoughts presage!
- A light rain; a shower. Obs.
Weath"er transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Weathered ; present participle & verbal noun Weathering
- To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
[An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air
To weather his broad sails.
This gear lacks weathering.
- Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm.
For I can weather the roughest gale.
You will weather the difficulties yet.
F. W. Robertson.
- (Naut.) To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
- (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
Weath"er intransitive 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.
The organisms . . . seem indestructible, while the hard matrix in which they are imbedded has weathered from around them.
- (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
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