from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.
- noun Adverse or destructive atmospheric conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain.
- noun The unpleasant or destructive effects of such atmospheric conditions.
- noun Changes of fortune.
- intransitive verb To expose to the action of the elements, as for drying, seasoning, or coloring.
- intransitive verb To discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure.
- intransitive verb To come through (something) safely; survive.
- intransitive verb To slope (a roof, for example) so as to shed water.
- intransitive verb Nautical To pass to the windward of despite bad weather.
- intransitive verb To show the effects, such as discoloration, of exposure to the elements.
- intransitive verb To withstand the effects of weather.
- adjective Nautical Of or relating to the windward side of a ship; windward.
- adjective Relating to or used in weather forecasting.
- idiom (make heavy weather of) To exaggerate the difficulty of something to be done.
- idiom (under the weather) Somewhat indisposed; slightly ill.
- idiom (under the weather) Intoxicated; drunk.
- idiom (under the weather) Suffering from a hangover.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Wind; storm; tempest.
- noun Cold and wet.
- noun A light rain; a shower.
- noun 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.
- noun Specifically, in weather-maps and -reports, the condition of the sky as to cloudiness and the occurrence of precipitation.
- noun Change of the state of the atmosphere; meteorological change; hence, figuratively, vicissitude; change of fortune or condition.
- noun The inclination or obliquity of the sails of a windmill to the plane of revolution.
- noun An enervating atmosphere.
- Nautical, toward the wind; windward: opposed to lee: as, weather bow; weather beam; weather rigging
- To air; expose to the air; dry or otherwise affect by exposure to the open air.
- To affect injuriously by the action of weather; in geology, to discolor or disintegrate: as, the atmospheric agencies that weather rocks.
- In tile manufacturing, to expose (the clay) to a hot sun or to frost, in order to open the pores and separate the particles, that it may readily absorb water and be easily worked.
- To slope (a surface), that it may shed water.
- To sail to windward of: as, to
weathera point or cape.
- To bear up against and come safely through: said of a ship in a storm, as also of a mariner; hence, used in the same sense with reference to storms on land.
- Figuratively, to bear up against and overcome, as trouble or danger; come out of, as a trial, without permanent damage or loss.
- To suffer a change, such as discoloration or more or less complete disintegration, in consequence of exposure to the weather or atmosphere. See
- To resist or bear exposure to the weather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb 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.
- transitive verb To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
- transitive verb Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist.
- transitive verb (Naut.) To sail or pass to the windward of.
- transitive verb (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
- transitive verb (Naut.) Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against opposition.
- transitive verb to encounter successfully, though with difficulty.
- adjective (Naut.) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to
- adjective (Naut.) Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage in position.
- adjective (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.
- adjective (Naut.) the shore to the windward of a ship.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
"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."
: Check out @weather to get the latest weather news.
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*
The term weather refers to the short term changes in the physical characteristics of the troposphere.
Right now, the weather is superatmospheric and therefore, in a sense, supermeteorological (can you really call it weather?)
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.
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.
"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."
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."
Of course it helps that the weather is almost always sunny and dry and there is ample public parking nearby.