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noun weath·er \ˈwe-thər\

Simple Definition of weather

  • : the state of the air and atmosphere at a particular time and place : the temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain, cloudiness, etc.) at a particular time and place

  • : bad or stormy weather

  • the weather : a report or forecast about the weather

Full Definition of weather

  1. 1 :  the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness

  2. 2 :  state or vicissitude of life or fortune

  3. 3 :  disagreeable atmospheric conditions: as a :  rain, storm b :  cold air with dampness

  4. 4 :  weathering

to weather
  1. :  in the direction from which the wind is blowing

under the weather
  1. 1 :  ill

  2. 2 :  drunk 1a

Examples of weather

  1. The weather today will be hot and dry.

  2. The hikers sought protection from the weather under an overhang.

  3. It looks like we're in for some weather tomorrow.

  4. We'll take a look at the weather right after this commercial break.

  5. Check the weather before you make plans.

Origin of weather

Middle English weder, from Old English; akin to Old High German wetar weather, Old Church Slavic vetrŭ wind

First Known Use: before 12th century

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verb weath·er

Simple Definition of weather

  • : to change in color, condition, etc., because of the effects of the sun, wind, rain, etc., over a long period of time

  • : to deal with or experience (something dangerous or unpleasant) without being harmed or damaged too much

Full Definition of weather

weath·eredweath·er·ing play \ˈweth-riŋ, ˈwe-thə-\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to expose to the open air :  subject to the action of the elements

  3. 2 :  to bear up against and come safely through <weather a storm> <weather a crisis>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo or endure the action of the elements

Examples of weather

  1. The wood on the porch has weathered over the years.

  2. They weathered a terrible storm while at sea.

  3. He has weathered the criticism well.

15th Century

First Known Use of weather

15th century



adjective weath·er

Definition of weather

  1. :  of or relating to the side facing the wind — compare lee


First Known Use of weather


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