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 Kimball was 36 at the time, a weathered, stocky man who wore a goatee and had a long scar in the center of his forehead. Longreads, 8 June 2021 Carpenter bees prefer to nest in wood which is bare, weathered and unpainted. Tim Johnson,, 30 May 2021 Connolly steeps the proceedings in a sense of climate both emotional and weathered; broad, suggestive shots of the land from the sky, and the dryness below, read like an emotional template. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 21 May 2021 Le Van Hung stepped with a mix of angst and hope from his weathered house under coconut palms on Vietnam’s central coast, around the clucking chickens and up the short path to intuit the waves, the sky, the sun. Patrick Scott Peter Kujawinski Elaine Sciolino Tacey Rychter Sui-lee Wee Charu Suri, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2021 The pastor has acted as the glue for the weathered church, although his faith has been tested. Priscella Vega, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2021 His face, despite its weathered creases, was childlike. Peter M. Leschak, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 The sharp light from the streetlamp near them emphasized the crags in his weathered face, the scar on his neck, the onset of sagging jowls. Ew Staff,, 12 May 2021 There’s a utensil holder that looks just like a weathered barn door and an extra-large metal breadbox and matching butter dish with elegant calligraphy scrawled across it (and even more coordinating pieces below). Ariel Scotti, Southern Living, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jun 2021

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“Weathered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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