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 Jazz-club backdrops switch from gray to vivid blues and purples, and a more recent trip to Cuba yields a tight shot of a blue car whose weathered hood appears to have been scrubbed white by sunlight. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: ‘Time Capsule’ retrospective highlights jazz’s influence on Frank Stewart," 20 Dec. 2019 Pattinson's wild eyes and stark, smooth white visage contrasts to co-star Willem Dafoe's weathered and gaunt mug. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "'The Lighthouse' is a grim nautical tale starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe," 24 Oct. 2019 But the two at Martin Stadium were largely on the cannon that fired them, and for the first time in a long time, the frustration started to show publicly, like cracks on an old, weathered facade. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Analysis: CU Buffs QB Steven Montez finds legacy — and CU’s season — at stake vs. USC Trojans," 25 Oct. 2019 The weathered old building wore a long stretch of sand and beachgrass like a rumpled apron., "A short documentary exploring climate change on Cape Cod," 26 Sep. 2019 Some are in plain sight, like the weathered floorboards that likely creaked under the boots of Union troops protecting the town of Elkridge during the Civil War. Mike Klingaman,, "With roots in the 18th century, this Elkridge spot could be considered Howard County’s oldest restaurant," 28 Oct. 2019 On January 20, 1969, bundled up and standing atop a podium in Washington, D.C., Richard Nixon placed his hand on a weathered Bible and swore his oath of office. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "Indian Country Deserves a Better Hero Than Richard Nixon," 21 Oct. 2019 The surf was mellow that day, and the ocean stretched out flat, knit with small wrinkles, like the back of a weathered hand. Josh Marcus, Outside Online, "Has Overtourism Killed Big Sur?," 3 Oct. 2019 Pleasants said, standing on a sidewalk in front of his weathered belongings. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "He was a Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur. Today he’s homeless in California," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of weathered

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Jan 2020

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“Weathered.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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