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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
weath•er /ˈwɛðɚ/USA pronunciation   n. 
    [uncountable]
  1. Meteorologythe state or condition of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, moisture, etc.

v. 
  1. to (cause to) be exposed to or affected by exposure to the weather: [+ object]to weather lumber so that it dries out.[no object]The rock weathered through the centuries.
  2. to come safely through:[+ object;  often: ~ + through]to weather a storm; weathered through a difficult time.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsunder the weather: 
    • somewhat ill.
    • drunk.

weath•ered, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
weath•er  (weᵺər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Meteorologythe state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.
  2. Meteorologya strong wind or storm or strong winds and storms collectively:We've had some real weather this spring.
  3. Meteorologya weathercast:The radio announcer will read the weather right after the commercial.
  4. Usually,  weathers. changes or vicissitudes in one's lot or fortunes:She remained a good friend in all weathers.
  5. under the weather, [Informal.]
    • somewhat indisposed;
      ailing;
      ill.
    • suffering from a hangover.
    • more or less drunk:Many fatal accidents are caused by drivers who are under the weather.

v.t. 
  1. to expose to the weather;
    dry, season, or otherwise affect by exposure to the air or atmosphere:to weather lumber before marketing it.
  2. to discolor, disintegrate, or affect injuriously, as by the effects of weather:These crumbling stones have been weathered by the centuries.
  3. to bear up against and come safely through (a storm, danger, trouble, etc.):to weather a severe illness.
  4. Nautical(of a ship, mariner, etc.) to pass or sail to the windward of:to weather a cape.
  5. Architectureto cause to slope, so as to shed water.

v.i. 
  1. to undergo change, esp. discoloration or disintegration, as the result of exposure to atmospheric conditions.
  2. to endure or resist exposure to the weather:a coat that weathers well.
  3. to go or come safely through a storm, danger, trouble, etc. (usually fol. by through):It was a difficult time for her, but she weathered through beautifully.
weather•er, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English (noun, nominal), Old English weder; cognate with Dutch weder, German Wetter, Old Norse vethr


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

weather /ˈwɛðə/ n
  1. the day-to-day meteorological conditions, esp temperature, cloudiness, and rainfall, affecting a specific place
  2. (modifier) relating to the forecasting of weather: a weather ship
  3. make heavy weather(of a vessel) to roll and pitch in heavy seas
  4. (followed by of) to carry out with great difficulty or unnecessarily great effort
  5. under the weatherinformal not in good health
adj
  1. (prenominal) on or at the side or part towards the wind; windward: the weather anchor
    Compare lee
vb
  1. to expose or be exposed to the action of the weather
  2. to undergo or cause to undergo changes, such as discoloration, due to the action of the weather
  3. (intransitive) to withstand the action of the weather
  4. when intr, followed by through: to endure (a crisis, danger, etc)
  5. (transitive) to slope (a surface, such as a roof, sill, etc) so as to throw rainwater clear
  6. (transitive) to sail to the windward of: to weather a point
Etymology: Old English weder; related to Old Saxon wedar, Old High German wetar, Old Norse vethr

ˈweatherer n



'weather' also found in these entries:
Collocations: weathered the [jeans, paint], expecting [wet, rainy, hot, cloudy, sunny] weather, depending on the weather [forecast, report, outlook, conditions], more...

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