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Definition of weather:

  1. A light rain; a shower.
  2. Being toward the wind, or windward - opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
  3. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm.
  4. Storm; tempest.
  5. 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.
  6. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
  7. To place ( a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
  8. To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
  9. 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.
  10. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.


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Usage examples:

  • The weather had changed much in the last twenty- four hours.

    - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  • What are we going to have for weather, Mr. Makepeace?

    - "A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat", Oliver Optic.
  • " I don't like this weather, Mr. Brandon.

    - "Cord and Creese", James de Mille.