1. the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation;
- Example: "they were hoping for good weather"
- Example: "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"
- Example: "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
[syn: weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition]
1. face and withstand with courage;
- Example: "She braved the elements"
[syn: weather, endure, brave, brave out]
2. cause to slope;
3. sail to the windward of;
4. change under the action or influence of the weather;
- Example: "A weathered old hut"
1. towards the side exposed to wind;
[syn: upwind, weather(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weather \Weath"er\, n. [OE. weder, AS. weder; akin to OS. wedar, OFries. weder, D. weder, we[^e]r, G. wetter, OHG. wetar, Icel. ve[eth]r, Dan. veir, Sw. v[aum]der wind, air, weather, and perhaps to OSlav. vedro fair weather; or perhaps to Lith. vetra storm, Russ. vieter', vietr', wind, and E. wind. Cf. Wither.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena; meteorological condition of the atmosphere; as, warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc. [1913 Webster] Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot weather. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Fair weather cometh out of the north. --Job xxxvii. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Storm; tempest. [1913 Webster] What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud My thoughts presage! --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. A light rain; a shower. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] Stress of weather, violent winds; force of tempests. To make fair weather, to flatter; to give flattering representations. [R.] To make good weather, or To make bad weather (Naut.), to endure a gale well or ill; -- said of a vessel. --Shak. Under the weather, ill; also, financially embarrassed. [Colloq. U. S.] --Bartlett. Weather box. Same as Weather house, below. --Thackeray. Weather breeder, a fine day which is supposed to presage foul weather. Weather bureau, a popular name for the signal service. See Signal service, under Signal, a. [U. S.] Weather cloth (Naut.), a long piece of canvas of tarpaulin used to preserve the hammocks from injury by the weather when stowed in the nettings. Weather door. (Mining) See Trapdoor, 2. Weather gall. Same as Water gall, 2. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. Weather house, a mechanical contrivance in the form of a house, which indicates changes in atmospheric conditions by the appearance or retirement of toy images. [1913 Webster] Peace to the artist whose ingenious thought Devised the weather house, that useful toy! --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Weather molding, or Weather moulding (Arch.), a canopy or cornice over a door or a window, to throw off the rain. Weather of a windmill sail, the obliquity of the sail, or the angle which it makes with its plane of revolution. Weather report, a daily report of meteorological observations, and of probable changes in the weather; esp., one published by government authority. Weather spy, a stargazer; one who foretells the weather. [R.] --Donne. Weather strip (Arch.), a strip of wood, rubber, or other material, applied to an outer door or window so as to cover the joint made by it with the sill, casings, or threshold, in order to exclude rain, snow, cold air, etc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weather \Weath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weathered; p. pr. & vb. n. Weathering.] [1913 Webster] 1. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air. [1913 Webster] [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air To weather his broad sails. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] This gear lacks weathering. --Latimer. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm. [1913 Webster] For I can weather the roughest gale. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] You will weather the difficulties yet. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship. [1913 Webster] 4. (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster] To weather a point. (a) (Naut.) To pass a point of land, leaving it on the lee side. (b) Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against opposition. To weather out, to encounter successfully, though with difficulty; as, to weather out a storm. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weather \Weath"er\, v. i. To undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or alter, under atmospheric influences; to suffer waste by weather. [1913 Webster] The organisms . . . seem indestructible, while the hard matrix in which they are imbedded has weathered from around them. --H. Miller. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Weather \Weath"er\, a. (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc. [1913 Webster] Weather gauge. (a) (Naut.) The position of a ship to the windward of another. (b) Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage in position. [1913 Webster] To veer, and tack, and steer a cause Against the weather gauge of laws. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] Weather helm (Naut.), a tendency on the part of a sailing vessel to come up into the wind, rendering it necessary to put the helm up, that is, toward the weather side. Weather shore (Naut.), the shore to the windward of a ship. --Totten. Weather tide (Naut.), the tide which sets against the lee side of a ship, impelling her to the windward. --Mar. Dict. [1913 Webster]The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
WEATHER, n. The climate of the hour. A permanent topic of conversation among persons whom it does not interest, but who have inherited the tendency to chatter about it from naked arboreal ancestors whom it keenly concerned. The setting up official weather bureaus and their maintenance in mendacity prove that even governments are accessible to suasion by the rude forefathers of the jungle. Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see, And I saw the Chief Forecaster, dead as any one can be -- Dead and damned and shut in Hades as a liar from his birth, With a record of unreason seldom paralleled on earth. While I looked he reared him solemnly, that incandescent youth, From the coals that he'd preferred to the advantages of truth. He cast his eyes about him and above him; then he wrote On a slab of thin asbestos what I venture here to quote -- For I read it in the rose-light of the everlasting glow: "Cloudy; variable winds, with local showers; cooler; snow." Halcyon JonesMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
96 Moby Thesaurus words for "weather": ablate, abrade, be safe, be unflappable, beat the game, beat the system, bring to, calm weather, climate, clime, cold weather, come through, come up fighting, come up smiling, erode, fair weather, flanking, forces of nature, fray, frazzle, fret, get home free, glancing, good weather, halcyon days, haul, haul off, haul the wind, haul to, haul up, head to windward, heave to, hold fast, hold out, hold up, hot weather, keep safe, lateral, lee, leeward, live through, macroclimate, make heavy weather, microclimate, next-beside, not budge, outride, persevere, rainy weather, remain firm, ride, ride it out, ride out, rub off, sail to windward, side, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, skirting, stand fast, stand firm, stand pat, stay put, stick it out, stormy weather, tatter, the elements, tide over, triumph, uphelm, wear, wear away, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear ragged, weather deck, weather helm, weather out, weather sheet, weather side, weather tack, weather the storm, weather wheel, weatherboard, win out, win through, windiness, windward, windward ebb, windward flood