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Definitions of weather

  1. the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; " they were hoping for good weather"; " every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"
  2. towards the side exposed to wind
  3. change under the action or influence of the weather; " A weathered old hut"
  4. sail to the windward of
  5. cause to slope
  6. 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.
  7. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
  8. Storm; tempest.
  9. A light rain; a shower.
  10. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
  11. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm.
  12. To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
  13. To place ( a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
  14. 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.
  15. Being toward the wind, or windward - opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
  16. The state of the atmosphere as to cold. heat wet, dryness, etc.
  17. To expose to, or season by exposure to, the air; sail to the windward of; resist bravely, as a storm.
  18. To undergo change by the action of the air, rain, etc.
  19. To affect by exposing to the air: to sail to the windward of: to gain or pass, as a promontory or cape: to hold out stoutly against difficulties.
  20. State of the atmosphere.
  21. To sail to the wind- ward of; pass securely through.
  22. To pass successfully; survive.
  23. To expose to the weather.
  24. To go to the wind ward of.
  25. Atmospheric conditions, as regards heat, cold, dampness, rain, winds, storms, etc.
  26. Toward the wind; windward; as, weather- bow. Stress of weather, violent winds; force of tempests.
  27. The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat, cold, wetness, dryness, cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena; change of the state of the air; change.
  28. To expose to the air; to disintegrate by exposure to the air: to sail to the windward of; to bear up against, as to weather the storm. To weather a point, to gain or accomplish it against opposition.
  29. The state of the atmosphere with respect to heat, cold, wetness, dryness, & c.
  30. Among seamen, to sail against the wind past something, as a ship doubling a cape or promontory; to bear up against; to endure and resist; to gain against opposition.

Usage examples for weather

  1. " Are you weather- wise, Mr. Royson? – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  2. Do not fail to give the baby a drink of cool water several times a day in hot weather. – Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training by Mosiah Hall
  3. I could not find the creek, it was impossible to wait, and we went on through the bitterest weather I have known. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  4. I seem to notice the weather so much more than I used to. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  5. The weather was fine for the next few days. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  6. They decided as long as the weather remained pleasant to meet every Sunday afternoon. – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  7. Back they come, no matter what the weather. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  8. The weather has been against me. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  9. Perhaps so, sir; but you can never be sure about the weather at this time of year. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  10. Nor will it do, in hot weather like this, to bring gloves to our aid- that's too bad! – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  11. " 'Twas the weather did it in the end. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  12. " Good afternoon, Mr. Trinkmann," he said, " ain't it a fine weather?" – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  13. And if I was, it was the weather- and why don't you go away? – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  14. It was only a chance, of course; but in this weather the train might be late. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  15. As it is, I think we can pull through a night of bad weather. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  16. I never ride, except in bad weather. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  17. It was the last ride for the present, because of a change in the weather. – Home Again by George MacDonald
  18. " If flying with you means weather like this, I hope not," smiled Jane. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
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