weath·​ered | \ ˈwe-t͟hərd \

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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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 The brick buildings, along narrow roads and surrounded by tall trees, were old and weathered but beautiful nonetheless, as buildings from bygone eras often are. Karl Ove Knausgaard, New York Times, "A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia," 14 Feb. 2018 Isaac Babcock The gauge is inside a weathered PVC pipe screwed into the wood piling of a tiny tin dock at the end of a trail in the Withlachoochee Gulf Preserve. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 Then there were the weathered railroad ties that Melissa tracked down and England repurposed into fireplace mantels in both houses. Chantal Lamers, Sunset, "How to Design a Pair of Family Cabins," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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