weather


weather
[[t]we̱ðə(r)[/t]]
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weathers, weathering, weathered
1) N-UNCOUNT The weather is the condition of the atmosphere in one area at a particular time, for example if it is raining, hot, or windy.

The weather was bad...

I like cold weather...

Fishing is possible in virtually any weather.

...the weather conditions.

PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR If you say that someone does something in all weathers, you mean that they do it regularly whether the weather is good or bad.

They go out in all weathers.

2) V-ERG If something such as wood or rock weathers or is weathered, it changes colour or shape as a result of the wind, sun, rain, or cold.

Unpainted wooden furniture weathers to a grey colour...

[be V-ed] This rock has been weathered and eroded. [Also V n]

Derived words:
weathered ADJ-GRADED

The facade of the building was a little weathered...

The man had a worn, weathered face.

3) VERB If you weather a difficult time or a difficult situation, you survive it and are able to continue normally after it has passed or ended.
to weather the stormsee storm

[V n] The company has weathered the recession...

[V n] The government has weathered its worst political crisis intact.

4) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n If you keep a weather eye on someone or something, you stay alert so that you will notice if anything unpleasant happens.

Street committees keep a weather eye on the families in their district.

5) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n (disapproval) If you say that someone is making heavy weather of a task, you are critical of them because they are doing it in an inefficient way and are making it seem more difficult than it really is. [BRIT]

Some of the riders in this section made heavy weather of the cross-country race.

6) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that you are under the weather, you mean that you feel slightly ill.

I was still feeling a bit under the weather.

Syn:
below par, unwell

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Weather — Weath er, a. (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc. [1913 Webster] {Weather gauge}. (a) (Naut.) The position of a ship to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weather — Weath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weathering}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air. [1913 Webster] [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air To weather his broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weather — [weth′ər] n. [ME weder < OE, akin to ON vethr, Ger wetter < IE base * we , * awe , to blow > WIND2, OSlav vedro, fair weather] 1. the general condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place, with regard to the temperature,… …   English World dictionary

  • weather — (n.) O.E. weder, from P.Gmc. *wedran (Cf. O.S. wedar, O.N. veðr, O.Fris., M.Du., Du. weder, O.H.G. wetar, Ger. Wetter storm, wind, weather ), from PIE *we dhro , weather, from root *we to blow (see WIND (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Weather — Weath er, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] The organisms . . . seem… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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