I. noun Etymology: Middle English weder, from Old English; akin to Old High German wetar weather, Old Church Slavic vetrŭ wind Date: before 12th century 1. the state of the atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness 2. state or vicissitude of life or fortune 3. disagreeable atmospheric conditions: as a. rain, storm b. cold air with dampness 4. weathering II. verb (weathered; weathering) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to expose to the open air ; subject to the action of the elements 2. to bear up against and come safely through <
weather a storm
weather a crisis
intransitive verb to undergo or endure the action of the elements III. adjective Date: 1582 of or relating to the side facing the wind — compare lee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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