• 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"

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