from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Worn, stained, or warped by or as if by exposure to weather; seasoned: a roof of weathered shingles.
- adj. Architecture Sloped to shed water: a weathered masonry joint.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. worn by weather; as of rocks, stone, etc.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of weather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made sloping, so as to throw off water.
- adj. Having the surface altered in color, texture, or composition, or the edges rounded off by exposure to the elements.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Discolored or disintegrated by the action of the elements: said sometimes of surfaces of wood, but oftener of Stones or rocks.
- Seasoned by exposure to the air or the weather.
- In architecture, having a slope or inclination to prevent the lodgment of water: noting surfaces approximately or theoretically horizontal, as those of window-sills, the tops of cornices, and the upper surface of flat stone-work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. worn by exposure to the weather
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Weathered steel in weathered hands … and a fine walnut stock with a weathered brand.
Killanin weathered the uncertainties that surrounded the organization of the Montreal Games in 1976.
Why do you think states that seriously diversified their economy and invested in higher education in the long term weathered and recovered from this recession faster than Nevada?
"Previous spills have all happened over a relatively short period of time and then the clean-up effort has mostly been on what's called weathered oil" -- oil that's been floating on the surface of water for some period of time.
The story contrasted Reagan's youthful-looking, thick black hair and his "weathered," 64-year-old face to describe the "extraordinary contradiction" of the man who "flies around the country looking eager for the presidency [but] describes himself as reluctant."
Ed Overton of Louisiana State University said that tar balls form when oil is heavily "weathered," or decomposed, and that these might have formed in the Deepwater Horizon fire.
It could die by poisoning: If oil hasn't been "weathered" by the sun and bacteria, the grass could take toxins in through its roots.
But a stiff east or southeast wind across the northeast Gulf might push "weathered" (non-flammable) oil onshore toward the northwest -- towards the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coast.
BP officials stress that, by the time oil gets to shore, it is "weathered" and missing the highly volatile compounds like the carcinogenic benzene, among others.
Here come the tar balls: If the Loop Current carries the oil long distances, the oil will show up in highly "weathered" form -- balls and elongated streamers of a tar-like substance instead of liquid oil.