weath·​ered | \ ˈwe-t͟hərd How to pronounce weathered (audio) \

Definition of weathered

1 : seasoned by exposure to the weather
2 : altered in color, texture, composition, or form by such exposure or by artificial means producing a similar effect weathered oak

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Brooks was considered a polished front row constant not a weathered farm girl. Sarah Bray, ELLE Decor, "A Fashion Girl Trades The Big City For The Simple Life," 20 Mar. 2014 The Ghanaian artist covered the entire structure in weathered jute sacks, a crude but durable material evocative of the global flow of both goods and people, which has for so long shaped this cosmopolitan city. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "The Most Mesmerizing Design Moments of Salone del Mobile," 18 Apr. 2019 The Grit Housed in a weathered brick building on the outskirts of downtown, The Grit feels lived-in and comfortable. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Atlanta," 23 Aug. 2018 Baltimore artist Kelly Walker faux-painted the entire ceiling in a weathered teak finish, which allowed some of the natural knots to show through. Kristina Orrego, The Seattle Times, "Move over statement walls, ceilings are the hot new focal point," 12 Feb. 2019 The cavernous hall is lined with weathered wood banquettes, chalkboard menus, and checked curtains, and its beer garden tumbles from terrace to lakeshore. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 And his style has always been simple, typically jeans and a weathered white T-shirt. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Ryan Gosling in a Sweater Vest Is the Pinnacle of Hot Dad Fashion," 29 Aug. 2018 This is no mean feat for the zodiac’s original weathered badass, but all the loosening and shaking of your heart space should prepare you for these more honeyed movements of the spirit. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 The House’s entry level foyer best exemplifies this, with tufted leather club chairs, velvet chesterfield couches, antique chandeliers, and worn Persian rugs that punctuate the weathered wooden plank floors. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "7 Exclusive Social Clubs Where Non-Members Can Stay the Night," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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