from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Damaged or worn by exposure to the weather.
- adjective Lined or coarsened from being outdoors.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Beaten or marred by the weather; seasoned or hardened by exposure to all kinds of weather: as, a weather-beaten sailor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Beaten or harassed by the weather; worn by exposure to the weather, especially to severe weather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Beatenor harassedby the weather; wornor damagedby exposureto the weather or the outdoors, especially to severeweather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective worn by exposure to the weather
- adjective tanned and coarsened from being outdoors
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From here I could locate the weather-beaten mounds of desiccated earth known as the Badlands.
They drove to the site, a weather-beaten bungalow near the boardwalk.
Nonetheless, we need to make use of all available political, diplomatic, economic and legal channels to prevent Venezuela from developing a nuclear weapons capability, going rogue, upsetting the balance of the Latin American NWFZ, and punching yet another hole in an already weather-beaten global nonproliferation framework.
Down in the bric-a-brac bargain basement one item did catch my imagination, and even at its suggested £450 price tag I'd be sorely tempted to bid for a weather-beaten brown leather panel-stitched rugby ball signed by each of the 1971 British Lions touring party to New Zealand.
So old and weather-beaten was his buckskin shirt that ragged filaments, here and there, showed where proud fringes once had been.
The slightly weather-beaten interior seemed to suit the cheerful group that piled in, heading, predictably, for a cabinet that housed a particularly rare vintage of something golden and strong-smelling.
From the roof, they could see the entire yard and down the street, past the weather-beaten houses to the VFW at the end of the block, where oldsters gathered to play bingo and swap stories.
And then I followed him out and sat beside him on an old couch covered with a wool blanket in front of a low weather-beaten coffee table.
Families lived in small houses, what real estate agents might call cottages or bungalows somewhere else, with weather-beaten exteriors ringed by short cyclone fences, or in apartments with rusting barbeques on the porches.
Here was no blue-jacketed, weather-beaten son of the sea, but a soft-spoken gentleman, for all the world the type of successful business man one meets in all the clubs.