Definition of 'weather'


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1. The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.

2. Changes of fortune.

3. Adverse or destructive atmospheric conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain.

4. The unpleasant or destructive effects of such atmospheric conditions.

5. An enervating atmosphere.

6. Change of the state of the atmosphere; meteorological change; hence, figuratively, vicissitude; change of fortune or condition.

7. A light rain; a shower.

8. The inclination or obliquity of the sails of a windmill to the plane of revolution.

9. Cold and wet.

10. Wind; storm; tempest.

11. Specifically, in weather-maps and -reports, the condition of the sky as to cloudiness and the occurrence of precipitation.

12. The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to its cloudiness, humidity, motions, pressure, temperature, electrical condition, or any other meteorological phenomena; the atmospheric conditions prevailing at any moment over any region of the earth: as, warm or cold weather; wet or dry weather; calm or stormy weather; fair or foul weather; cloudy or hazy weather.

13. Nautical Of or relating to the windward side of a ship; windward.

14. Relating to or used in weather forecasting.

15. (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.

16. (Naut.) the shore to the windward of a ship.

17. (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee.

18. (Naut.) Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage in position.

19. Nautical:

20. To discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure.

21. Nautical To pass to the windward of despite bad weather.

22. To withstand the effects of weather.

23. To slope (a roof, for example) so as to shed water.

24. To come through (something) safely; survive.

25. To expose to the action of the elements, as for drying, seasoning, or coloring.

26. To show the effects, such as discoloration, of exposure to the elements.

27. 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.

28. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist.

29. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.

30. to encounter successfully, though with difficulty.

31. (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.

32. (Naut.) To sail or pass to the windward of.

33. (Naut.) Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against opposition.

34. (under the weather) Intoxicated; drunk.

35. (under the weather) Somewhat indisposed; slightly ill.

36. (under the weather) Suffering from a hangover.

37. (make heavy weather of) To exaggerate the difficulty of something to be done.


1. The shipment was postponed only because of bad weather.

2. This week the best chance of dry and bright weather will continue to be over western areas.

3. Cold weather and the resulting health problems are a real issue.

4. The harder it is to present an elegant silhouette in clothes and to remain comfortable in warm weather.

5. But some people may not be able to adapt to the extra strain hot weather puts on their bodies.

6. weather like this made me happy.

7. Some of the guests sent messages to friends and family saying that they could not leave the hotel due to the weather.

8. According to weather projections, good wind from the southeast will have them flying to the finish.

9. THE shops may be full of the joys of spring but the weather is still grey, cold and wet.

10. This would allow agencies to lower the limit in bad weather or heavy traffic.

11. We have tall structures which have been constructed and certified for one weather period.

12. Inevitably the bad weather has affected results.

13. When is somebody going to do something about this terrible cold weather?

14. We weathered the financial crisis extremely well and increased profits last year.

15. The floor surface may prove hazardous due to adverse weather conditions.

16. They are most sceptical when the weather is hot.

17. Cold air and wet weather appear to set it off.

18. The chamber mimicked the pressure changes in oceans caused by the weather.

19. Rain and gloomy weather are thought more likely to increase blood pressure because of stress.

20. Southern areas can expect drier and warmer weather.

21. weather balloons are a vital part of weather forecasting.

22. Which films to use in your photography will depend on prevailing weather conditions.

23. The miserably wet and cool weather feels more like autumn than the height of the summer.

24. The weather was clear and there was no lightning.

25. Then the weather of his face changed.

26. It had apparently put out its emergency call because of bad weather.

27. Wet weather continues to play havoc with the sport.

28. Two additional reports suggested that companies were well placed to weather the cuts.

29. The good weather prompted a surge in sales of clothes and shoes as families bought lighter summer items.

30. The company blamed the weather while pointing out that a hot spell last year had boosted demand for flea collars.

31. The weather is grey and grim: so are we.

32. In areas where weather control has been instituted, he will still be able to see the stars at night.

33. "Not often: if it is to be done in warm weather, I smoke them well before I begin; _in very cold weather_ is the best time, then it is unnecessary; simply turn the hive bottom up, mark off the proper size, and with a sharp saw take it off without trouble."

34. : Check out @weather to get the latest weather news.

35. When clouds settle on the tops of mountains, they indicate hard weather; and when the tops of mountains are clear, it is a sign of fair weather*

36. The term weather refers to the short term changes in the physical characteristics of the troposphere.

37. Right now, the weather is superatmospheric and therefore, in a sense, supermeteorological (can you really call it weather?)

38. When we remind our young readers that the thermometer in England seldom falls so low as zero, except in what we term weather of the utmost severity, they may imagine -- or, rather, they may try to imagine -- what 75 degrees _below_ zero must have been.

39. When we remind our young readers that the thermometer in England seldom falls so low as zero, except in what we term weather of the utmost severity, they may imagine -- or rather, they may try to imagine -- what 75° _below_ zero must have been.

40. "Climate encompasses the temperatures, humidity, rainfall, atmospheric particle count and numerous other meteorological factors in a given region over long periods of time, as opposed to the term weather, which refers to current activity."

41. Yup, I can hear the echoes of it now, underneath the sounds of a squadron of pigs flying: "Uh, don't assume that many people will come out and buy tickets, you know the weather is always dicey in Portland until July."

42. Of course it helps that the weather is almost always sunny and dry and there is ample public parking nearby.

43. ‘Due to the bad weather, torrential rain and wind, the game was halted after the first half.’

44. ‘After basking in hot summer sunshine, the weather broke and torrential rain and flash floods brought chaos across Greater Manchester.’

45. ‘The Met Office has predicted an unsettled period of weather with rain and wind.’

46. ‘During the winter, its southerly location guarantees warm weather and sunshine when our own more northerly climes turn bleak.’

47. ‘This work will be carried out in the near future weather permitting.’

48. ‘He said the trek had been something of an ordeal over difficult terrain and there had been days of miserable weather with wind, rain and snow.’

49. ‘The forecast is for brighter weather after days of rain.’

50. ‘We need some rain though and dry weather has been forecast up to Thursday.’

51. ‘The launch had twice been postponed due to bad weather.’

52. ‘The work was due to start on January 5 but was delayed due to bad weather.’

53. ‘Melbourne is well known for its unpredictable weather but today's cold snap was one for the history books.’

54. ‘You have all the elements of a potential disaster in the making, speed, unpredictable elements, cold weather and mountains.’

55. ‘We are two thirds of the way through the winter season without any cold weather or significant snowfall.’

56. ‘Forecasters said the UK would take on a tropical feel, with sticky and muggy weather making conditions unpleasant.’

57. ‘The cold weather has been suddenly replaced by warm humid conditions.’

58. ‘A Met Office spokesman said that the cold weather would continue until Sunday, when it should become milder.’

59. ‘The weather is also unpredictable: it can be cold, hot or raining; you just don't know what to expect.’

60. ‘What's the weather like where you are?’

61. ‘Approximately 700 cyclists braved inclement weather as well as Friday night traffic to cause a little non-polluting road congestion.’

62. ‘Severe wintry weather is expected to continue over the weekend.’

63. ‘We shelter from the weather under a clump of trees.’

64. ‘Attaching these to a wall or covering in on one or two sides will help protect those using the shelter from the weather.’

65. ‘Take the man alongside your boat so the man is on the weather side of your boat.’

66. ‘Normal deck duties were not possible, so we continually chipped ice from the weather side, as the sea froze on the deck.’

67. ‘The second attempt was made by running in from the stern and passing close down the weather side.’

68. ‘Old, his face was weathered and wrinkled, but he always had a smile for the strange woman and her sporadic emotional outbursts.’

69. ‘A small crevice in the cliff allowed them passage, into a very small, shadowy space between many boulders and the remains of a gnarled, weathered tree.’

70. ‘Bill Harney has the gnarled hands and weathered hat of a lifetime's work with cattle.’

71. ‘Little by little, she was making repairs, yet trying to maintain the authentic feel of the place, using older, more weathered wood.’

72. ‘Missing limbs, missing teeth, scars and weathered skin were abundant.’

73. ‘Only in the color difference between new and weathered limestone are there obvious hints at the distinction.’

74. ‘Her frame was small, her back was bent, and her skin was weathered, but her vigorous soul persevered.’

75. ‘The materials used on the exteriors give the house a pleasing, weathered appearance.’

76. ‘The lining, pure silk, may be dropping off out of old age, but the thick, weathered wool still does its job.’

77. ‘He is believed to be in his late 20s and he is said to have a weathered, worn face.’

78. ‘He had an old, rough, grizzled face, quite aged and weathered, and his eyes were a deep, deep blue, like chips of ice.’

79. ‘His frame was aged and weathered, but he did not look old by any means.’

80. ‘Their vegetation, mostly scrub pine, is noticeably weathered from the fierce storms that punish this area.’

81. ‘The bricks had been weathered and the stone and brickwork needed repairing.’

82. ‘Materials have weathered well in the ten years since the building was completed.’

83. ‘Requiring no artificial preservative, the wood weathers naturally and turning silver with age will merge into water and sky.’

84. ‘As carbonate rocks weather, the insoluble fractions are introduced into the cave deposits.’

85. ‘Suffice it to say, different minerals weather and grow at different rates within higher organisms, just as they do in the ambient environment.’

86. ‘Unfortunately, some rocks weather into a sort of brown almost burnt crust on the outside, so that can be confusing.’

87. ‘Because of the intensely dry climate, steel weathers quickly but does not rust through, so it was not necessary to use costly proprietary types of oxydized steel cladding.’

88. ‘A lot of the old revenue service paint had weathered off over the years in the more exposed locations although there was plenty left.’

89. ‘When starting a car after a long period of inactivity, it often feels sluggish and un-responsive. This is often because the fuel has weathered.’

90. ‘There's a sense that the rock has weathered differently in different places.’

91. ‘Weeds surrounded what once appeared to be beautiful landscaping, the paint had weathered and was peeling in some spots, and a gutter leaned against the building by the door.’

92. ‘In some cases parents had built classrooms for a school, only to see them slowly weather away; in a few cases teachers had taken a hand in the building.’

93. ‘Over the years, the paint has weathered and faded.’

94. ‘If you choose not to apply a stain or preservative, the wood will weather naturally.’

95. ‘I've grown quite fond of this lumpy monolith since; I accept the architect's argument that small office spaces don't demand big windows, and Portland stone weathers better than concrete.’

96. ‘Wood weathers with age and expands and contracts according to weather conditions.’

97. ‘But all too often, these structures are simply left to weather away with little or no thought to their upkeep.’

98. ‘A small hammer and chisel could be used, but we found more crystals that had weathered from the rock then we could collect.’

99. ‘Sometimes iron sulfides have weathered, staining the quartz an orange color, both on the surface and within the crystals themselves.’

100. ‘As the fossils weather out of their matrix, they break into pieces and disperse; complete specimens are rare.’

101. ‘Another option to consider is to allow the wood to weather naturally.’

102. ‘His ships weathered the storm, sailed west and reached Honduras in Central America.’

103. ‘He aides the Master of the ship in trying to weather the storm.’

104. ‘Vessels sheltering in the marina seemed to weather the storms very successfully.’

105. ‘The Challenger crew sighted their first iceberg on February 10, 1874, after weathering a storm of such ferocity that the ship was forced to run under treble-reefed topsails.’

106. ‘On top of these requirements they had to be strong enough to weather the storms of the Channel and the dramatic tide differences of the Normandy coast.’

107. ‘The news was welcomed by traders in the city who have weathered a difficult winter, as they vowed to keep up the momentum.’

108. ‘We have been able, therefore, to weather a very difficult economic climate.’

109. ‘‘We have successfully weathered the most difficult times in recent years,’ chairman and managing director Lo Yuk-sui said.’

110. ‘Overall, the company is cutting costs and making profits, weathering the difficult economic conditions very well.’

111. ‘But many more similar measures are needed to help businesses weather the extremely difficult conditions ahead.’

112. ‘The family feel an immense sense of satisfaction after weathering all the dangers to reach Australia, where they are building a new life with friends and family who are already there.’

113. ‘But he appears to have weathered the transition well, and this team should be stronger in the second half as it continues to jell.’

114. ‘The database giant appears to have weathered the downturn.’

115. ‘Religious publications also appear to have weathered the downturn in religious practice.’

116. ‘Take comfort in the fact that Richmond has been around for over 5,000 years and has successfully weathered countless earthquakes.’

117. ‘By the 1760s, therefore, it seemed that the church had successfully weathered a century of intense religious conflict.’

118. ‘The British economy over the same period grew by 2.8% and has weathered the recent downturn better.’

119. ‘For this orchestra has weathered centuries of political unrest and revolution in its homeland.’

120. ‘Defensive companies are those businesses that are said to weather economic downturns better than most.’

121. ‘But if the euro-zone economy is to weather future downturns better, the process must start.’

122. ‘The country has successfully weathered the painful transition from authoritarianism to participatory government.’

123. ‘Anglo-American air power relations have successfully weathered serious political tensions because leaders have focused on strategic goals.’

124. ‘I was trying to make sure that we weathered the onslaught of the Asian economic crisis.’

125. ‘After weathering the Asian crisis, the city is fast losing its competitive advantage.’

126. ‘Hunter-gatherer societies, for example, weathered more ups and downs in food availability.’

127. ‘Bobby hoisted his one-year-old son, Aidan, into a backpack and went to transfer two pet hawks from their outdoor weathering perch to an indoor mews.’

128. ‘The outdoor facilities are often called the ‘weathering areas’; these areas should be covered with wire or netting or roofed, so that the Red Tailed Hawk is not bothered by other animals.’

129. ‘General weathering is very important for young birds.’

130. every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception

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