- Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and their effects.
"Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather."
- (obsolete) A storm; a tempest.
- The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
- (countable, figuratively) A situation.
- (nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
- (obsolete) A light shower of rain.
- (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
- (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
- To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
- (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
"Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa."
- (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
"to weather a cape; to weather another ship"