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Meaning of WEATHER

Pronunciation:  'wedhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"
  2. [v]  change under the action or influence of the weather; "A weathered old hut"
  3. [v]  sail to the windward of
  4. [v]  cause to slope
  5. [v]  face or endure with courage; "She braved the elements"
 

WEATHER is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: atmospheric condition, brave, brave out, endure, weather condition
 
 See Also: angle, atmosphere, atmospheric phenomenon, atmospheric state, bad weather, cold snap, cold spell, cold wave, cold weather, crumble, decay, defy, delapidate, downfall, elements, fair weather, good weather, heat wave, hold, hold up, hot spell, hot weather, inclemency, inclementness, lean, precipitation, sail, slant, sunshine, temperateness, thaw, thawing, tilt, tip, warming, wind, withstand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Weath"er\, n. [OE. weder, AS. weder; akin to OS. wedar,
    OFries. weder, D. weder, we[^e]r, G. wetter, OHG. wetar,
    Icel. ve[eth]r, Dan. veir, Sw. v["a]der wind, air, weather,
    and perhaps to OSlav. vedro fair weather; or perhaps to Lith.
    vetra storm, Russ. vieter', vietr', wind, and E. wind. Cf.
    {Wither}.]
    1. 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; as, warm
       weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc.
    
             Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot weather.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             Fair weather cometh out of the north. --Job xxxvii.
                                                   22.
    
    2. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation
       of the state of the air. --Bacon.
    
    3. Storm; tempest.
    
             What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud My
             thoughts presage!                     --Dryden.
    
    4. A light rain; a shower. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
    
    {Stress of weather}, violent winds; force of tempests.
    
    {To make fair weather}, to flatter; to give flattering
       representations. [R.]
    
    {To make good}, or {bad}, {weather} (Naut.), to endure a gale
       well or ill; -- said of a vessel. --Shak.
    
    {Under the weather}, ill; also, financially embarrassed.
       [Colloq. U. S.] --Bartlett.
    
    {Weather box}. Same as {Weather house}, below. --Thackeray.
    
    {Weather breeder}, a fine day which is supposed to presage
       foul weather.
    
    {Weather bureau}, a popular name for the signal service. See
       {Signal service}, under {Signal}, a. [U. S.]
    
    {Weather cloth} (Naut.), a long piece of canvas of tarpaulin
       used to preserve the hammocks from injury by the weather
       when stowed in the nettings.
    
    {Weather door}. (Mining) See {Trapdoor}, 2.
    
    {Weather gall}. Same as {Water gall}, 2. [Prov. Eng.]
       --Halliwell.
    
    {Weather house}, a mechanical contrivance in the form of a
       house, which indicates changes in atmospheric conditions
       by the appearance or retirement of toy images.
    
             Peace to the artist whose ingenious thought Devised
             the weather house, that useful toy!   --Cowper.
    
    {Weather molding}, or
    
    {Weather moulding} (Arch.), a canopy or cornice over a door
       or a window, to throw off the rain.
    
    {Weather of a windmill sail}, the obliquity of the sail, or
       the angle which it makes with its plane of revolution.
    
    {Weather report}, a daily report of meteorological
       observations, and of probable changes in the weather;
       esp., one published by government authority.
    
    {Weather spy}, a stargazer; one who foretells the weather.
       [R.] --Donne.
    
    {Weather strip} (Arch.), a strip of wood, rubber, or other
       material, applied to an outer door or window so as to
       cover the joint made by it with the sill, casings, or
       threshold, in order to exclude rain, snow, cold air, etc.
    
    
  2. \Weath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weathered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Weathering}.]
    1. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to
       air.
    
             [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the
             air To weather his broad sails.       --Spenser.
    
             This gear lacks weathering.           --Latimer.
    
    2. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against
       and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to
       weather the storm.
    
             For I can weather the roughest gale.  --Longfellow.
    
             You will weather the difficulties yet. --F. W.
                                                   Robertson.
    
    3. (Naut.) To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather
       a cape; to weather another ship.
    
    4. (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
       --Encyc. Brit.
    
    {To weather a point}.
       (a) (Naut.) To pass a point of land, leaving it on the lee
           side.
       (b) Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against
           opposition.
    
    {To weather out}, to encounter successfully, though with
       difficulty; as, to weather out a storm.
    
    
  3. \Weath"er\, v. i.
    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.
    
          The organisms . . . seem indestructible, while the hard
          matrix in which they are imbedded has weathered from
          around them.                             --H. Miller.
    
    
  4. \Weath"er\, a. (Naut.)
    Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as,
    weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts,
    weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
    
    {Weather gauge}.
    (a) (Naut.) The position of a ship to the windward of
        another.
    (b) Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage
        in position.
    
              To veer, and tack, and steer a cause Against the
              weather gauge of laws.               --Hudibras.
    
    {Weather helm} (Naut.), a tendency on the part of a sailing
       vessel to come up into the wind, rendering it necessary to
       put the helm up, that is, toward the weather side.
    
    {Weather shore} (Naut.), the shore to the windward of a ship.
       --Totten.
    
    {Weather tide} (Naut.), the tide which sets against the lee
       side of a ship, impelling her to the windward. --Mar.
       Dict.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming about the weather means your emotional state of mind. Stormy or windy weather implies conflict and aggression. Rain and hail represents depression and sadness. And rainbows and sunshine means hope and happiness. Dreaming that you are reading the weather report, foretells that you will move from your current resident.
 

 

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