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weather

weath·er

weather

 
pronunciation:
we thr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
under the weather
features:
Homophone Note, Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as characterized by sunshine, moisture, temperature, precipitation, and other variables.
The weather should be cold but clear tomorrow.
similar words:
climate, elements
definition 2: unpleasant, turbulent, or violent atmospheric conditions.
We needed shelter from the weather.
similar words:
blow, elements, gale, storm, windstorm
phrase: under the weather
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: weathered, weathering, weathers
definition 1: to dry, season, or modify by exposing to weather or to chemical processes.
We'll weather the wood to give it the appearance of age.
similar words:
dry, season
definition 2: to discolor, deteriorate, or harm by exposing to weather.
The wind has severely weathered these buildings by the shore.
similar words:
deteriorate, erode, fret, rot, wash
definition 3: to endure past the end of; survive.
Their marriage weathered the hard times.
synonyms:
stand, survive, withstand
similar words:
brave, endure, outlast, outlive, overcome, ride out, surmount
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to resist deterioration when exposed to weather.
These new materials weather well.
definition 2: to display the effects of exposure to the weather, esp. deterioration or change in color.
The red wooden deck chairs weathered to a soft pink.
similar words:
corrode, deteriorate, fade, rot
Homophone Note
The words weather and whether (a conjunction) sound alike but have different meanings.
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a person associated with weather
accessories for bad weather
some changes in weather
some descriptions of weather
some kinds of weather
some things that protect people from weather
some ways weather is measured
study of weather
tools for measuring weather