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Etymology

Old English weder, from Proto-Germanic *weđrom, from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰrom. Cognate with Dutch weer, German Wetter, Swedish väder; and with Russian вёдро (fair weather).

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Adjective

weather

  1. of, or relating to weather
  2. (nautical) windward

Noun

weather

  1. The state of the atmosphere, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. As distinguished from climate, weather consists of the short-term (minutes to months) variations of the atmosphere. Popularly, weather is thought of in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, and wind.
  2. the short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud coverage and fall of precipitation, wind, etc.
  3. unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and its effects.

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Verb

Infinitive
to weather

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to weather (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
  2. (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
  3. (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
    Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.

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