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 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, "Cooking Lessons from the Latvian Countryside," 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, "This classroom on a Chesapeake Bay island taught generations of students. As the sea rises, its doors are closing.," 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, "Oceans Apart," 6 Jan. 2020 Its weatherworn buildings sit on a spit of rocky beach only feet from the rising gulf. Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, "The sea ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.," 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, "César Pelli, celebrated architect of sweep and harmony, dies at 92," 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, "In Ireland, a Getaway Far, Far Away," 6 Nov. 2018 An adult bald eagle, as majestic as a national emblem should be, stared intently at the silty sea from its perch high in a weatherworn cottonwood tree. Joseph Robertia, Alaska Dispatch News, "Noisy nightmare? Or dreamy campout in Seward?," 15 July 2017 Dozens of weatherworn rivets and other pieces of ancient hardware dangle from strings, creating the shape of a vessel; only the actual vessel is missing. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "‘Vikings,’ Here to Set the Record Straight," 4 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of weatherworn

1609, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2020

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“Weatherworn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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