weath·​er·​worn | \ ˈwe-t͟hər-ˌwȯrn How to pronounce weatherworn (audio) \

Definition of weatherworn

: worn by exposure to the weather

Examples of weatherworn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the first crack appeared in the ceiling of her weatherworn Yakutsk apartment, Larisa Tikhonova paid it little mind. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 5 Oct. 2021 The museum has restored hiking trails amid weatherworn stone walls and is offering tours of the collection this summer. New York Times, 20 June 2021 Ruta Gailīte lives with her grown son, also named Jānis, in a weatherworn house on the last block of the town’s short main street. Amy Thielen, Saveur, 10 Oct. 2018 In the hallway of a weatherworn lodge that has stood on stilts in the Chesapeake Bay for more than 90 years, a negotiation is underway. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2019 Trinkets and souvenirs filled the shelves of boutiques by the ferry terminal, and behind them stood shops, hotels, and office blocks that looked almost space-age after the dilapidated, weatherworn townscapes of the Comoros. Tommy Trenchard, Harper's magazine, 6 Jan. 2020 Its weatherworn buildings sit on a spit of rocky beach only feet from the rising gulf. Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Nov. 2019 In New York, one of the showcases of Mr. Pelli’s shifting styles, the slim, 60-story Carnegie Hall Tower features mixed brick tones to echo the weatherworn hues of older buildings south of Central Park. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 19 July 2019 One is filled with weatherworn stone crosses whose rounded forms suggest creatures from another world raising their arms in witness and protection. Margot Dougherty, WSJ, 6 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of weatherworn

1609, in the meaning defined above

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“Weatherworn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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