weath·​ered ˈwe-t͟hərd How to pronounce weathered (audio)
: seasoned by exposure to the weather
: 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 On masonry buildings, the downspouts often are painted bronze-green to simulate weathered copper. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Apr. 2024 The growing and grinding of sugar on this plantation about 10 miles from Georgetown, Guyana’s capital, ended seven years ago, and parts of the complex, its weathered zinc walls the color of rust, have been sold for scrap. Gaiutra Bahadur Keisha Scarville, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2024 The property—twenty-seven hundred acres—had sat empty for some time, and the on-site amusement park had an eerie, weathered atmosphere. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 Think curved roofs that mimic the waves of the crystal-clear water and lots of weathered wood that blends in with the sandy beach and sea. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 The smell of cigarette smoke and fryer oil hang in the air and cling to weathered vinyl seats like raindrops on a window, evidence of years and years of clientele using the space. Korsha Wilson, Bon Appétit, 11 Mar. 2024 Among these is a towering and weathered sign for a long-defunct roadside restaurant, one of the ghost-town relics of Route 66’s heyday, before an interstate left it in the dust. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Mar. 2024 The weathered vehicle was discovered a few years ago in Spain and brought back to the U.K. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2023 Thick, overgrown weeds began to swallow weathered headstones. C. Isaiah Smalls Ii, Miami Herald, 18 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weathered was in 1789

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“Weathered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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