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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):

      the sturdy boat had weathered the storm well
    • 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 in the open air:

      I would advise to weather her in her hood this perch is small enough to be moved outside when the bird is weathering
  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 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:

    • adjective

      worn by long exposure to the atmosphere; weather-beaten:
    • adjective

      worn by long exposure to the atmosphere; weather-beaten:
    • adjective

      damaged or worn by exposure to the weather:

      (of a person or a person's face) having skin that is lined and tanned or reddened through prolonged time spent outdoors:

    • noun

      an observation post where weather conditions and meteorological data are observed and recorded.
    • noun

      a balloon equipped with meteorological apparatus which is sent into the atmosphere to provide information about the weather.
    • adjective

      including or suitable for all types of weather:
    • noun

      a tendency in a sailing ship to head into the wind if the tiller is released:
    • noun

      conditions in the region of space close to the earth, especially the presence of electromagnetic radiation and charged particles emitted by the sun, that can affect human activity and technology.
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