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

Examples of weathered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the weathered houses look empty, but people live inside the homes, neighbors said. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio family displaced by fire receives help from South Side community," 5 June 2020 In the show, Murphy and coproducers Ian Brennan and Janet Mock follow several industry players (some real and some imagined), from wannabe stars to narcissistic agents to weathered studio execs, attempting to get a movie made. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, "'Hollywood' Isn't for the Critics. It's for the People Who Never Felt Seen," 3 May 2020 Krylon Looking Glass spray paint — along with water and vinegar, which is sprayed on the pumpkins at various points to create spots that resist the paint and add to a weathered, vintage look. Washington Post, "Without a magic wand, transforming pumpkins isn’t easy," 1 Oct. 2019 In addition to the obvious impact of scale in this history-sized painting, the weathered deterioration of images and text coalesces into an almost overpowering field of black, spotted with pink, blue, red and highlighter-pen yellow. Matthew Bourbon, Dallas News, "Artist Mark Bradford finds allure in the everyday detritus of the world," 22 Apr. 2020 Also a weathered Dodgers cap, two dozen Dodgers bobblehead dolls, a Fearsome Foursome autographed jersey, and a framed photo of Kobe Bryant guarding LeBron James. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Celebrating the life and mourning the death of a sports fan," 22 Apr. 2020 Inside, a rustic look accented by weathered wood throughout creates a relaxed atmosphere. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Late winter is peak season to visit Door County for smaller crowds and shorter waits," 21 Feb. 2020 The Cleveland Avenue space, formerly home to Domaine South back when that downtown restaurant was solely a wine store, benefits from weathered brick exterior, high-ceilings and old school architecture. Matt Wake |, al, "An Alabama guitar craftsman’s next chapter," 17 Jan. 2020 Coming up on five years, Cullum’s Attagirl has evolved beyond its rickety whitewashed building with the weathered decks outside. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Cullum’s Attagirl a chicken dive with the heart of a craft-driven cafe on San Antonio’s St. Mary’s strip," 27 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weathered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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