weathered

adjective
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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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 At the mouth of Cape Fear River, just south of Wilmington, N.C., sits Bald Head Island, a small resort community with a magnificent beach, a golf course and a strict weathered-shingle, earth-tones aesthetic. Alison Humes, WSJ, "Summer Getaways That You Don’t Need To Sweat Over," 28 June 2018 From shadow under the eave, cuts and spreads vermillion across the barn's weathered crust, dots a highlight with fine point in the eye of an owl. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring Ones Parents," 13 June 2018 The original inscription would have been a stark contrast to the weathered exterior—a good choice for a Roanoke colonist but a poor one for a modern forger. Mark Thiessen, National Geographic, "Is This Inscribed Stone a Notorious Forgery—or the Answer to America’s Oldest Mystery?," 29 May 2018 The barn, with its weathered metal roof, is a favorite outdoor asset on the property. Mary Wakeford, azcentral, "McDonalds embrace Glendale 'farm living within the city limits'," 24 May 2018 The main dining room is staged to resemble a weathered dockside joint. Al Pierleoni, sacbee, "Where to go for fun and food along Sacramento's Garden Highway | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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