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  1. weath·er
    IPA[ˈweT͟Hər]
  2. noun

    • 1. the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.:

      if the weather's good we can go for a walk
    • 2. cold, wet, and unpleasant or unpredictable atmospheric conditions; the elements:

      stone walls provide shelter from wind and weather
    • 3. denoting the side from which the wind is blowing, especially on board a ship; windward:

      the weather side of the yacht

    verb

    • 1. wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air:

      his skin was weathered almost black by his long outdoor life
    • 2. (of rock or other material) be worn away or altered by long exposure to the air:

      the ice sheet preserves specimens that would weather away more quickly in other regions
    • 3. come safely through (a storm).

    • 4. withstand (a difficulty or danger):

      this year has tested industry's ability to weather recession
    • 5. (of a ship) get to the windward of (a cape or other obstacle).

    • 6. make (boards or tiles) overlap downward to keep out rain.

    • 7. (in building) slope or bevel (a surface) to throw off rain.

    • 8. allow (a hawk) to spend a period perched on a block in the open air.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: weathering

    • v.: verb: weather, 3rd person present: weathers, gerund or present participle: weathering, past tense: weathered, past participle: weathered

    • noun

      the bacterium which causes legionnaires' disease, flourishing in air conditioning and central heating systems:

      legionnaires' disease:

    • abbreviation

      heating, ventilation, and air conditioning:
    • noun

      the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.:

      cold, wet, and unpleasant or unpredictable atmospheric conditions:

    • verb

      wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the atmosphere:

      (of rock or other material) be worn away or altered by long exposure to the atmosphere:

    • noun

      the bacterium which causes legionnaires' disease, flourishing in air conditioning and central heating systems:

      legionnaires' disease:

    • abbreviation

      heating, ventilation, and air conditioning:
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