from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure.
- n. Adverse or destructive atmospheric conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain: encountered weather five miles out to sea.
- n. The unpleasant or destructive effects of such atmospheric conditions: protected the house from the weather.
- n. Changes of fortune: had known him in many weathers.
- transitive v. To expose to the action of the elements, as for drying, seasoning, or coloring.
- transitive v. To discolor, disintegrate, wear, or otherwise affect adversely by exposure.
- transitive v. To come through (something) safely; survive: weather a crisis.
- transitive v. To slope (a roof, for example) so as to shed water.
- transitive v. Nautical To pass to the windward of despite bad weather.
- intransitive v. To show the effects, such as discoloration, of exposure to the elements: The walls of the barn had weathered.
- intransitive v. To withstand the effects of weather: a house paint that weathers well.
- adj. Nautical Of or relating to the windward side of a ship; windward.
- adj. Relating to or used in weather forecasting: a weather plane.
- weather in To experience or cause to experience weather conditions that prevent movement: The squadron is weathered in because of dense fog. Such a storm will weather the fleet in.
- 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
- n. Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and its effects.
- n. The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
- n. A situation.
- v. To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
- v. To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
- v. To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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
- n. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
- n. Storm; tempest.
- n. A light rain; a shower.
- transitive v. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
- transitive v. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist.
- transitive v. To sail or pass to the windward of.
- transitive v. To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
- intransitive v. 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.
- adj. Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Wind; storm; tempest.
- n. Cold and wet.
- n. A light rain; a shower.
- n. 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.
- n. Specifically, in weather-maps and -reports, the condition of the sky as to cloudiness and the occurrence of precipitation.
- n. Change of the state of the atmosphere; meteorological change; hence, figuratively, vicissitude; change of fortune or condition.
- n. The inclination or obliquity of the sails of a windmill to the plane of revolution.
- n. 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 weather a 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 weathering, 2.
- To resist or bear exposure to the weather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. face and withstand with courage
- adj. towards the side exposed to wind
- v. sail to the windward of
- n. the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
- v. change under the action or influence of the weather
- v. cause to slope
"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.