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Definition of Weather


  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.
  2. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
  3. Storm; tempest.
  4. A light rain; a shower.
  5. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
  6. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm.
  7. To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
  8. To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
  9. 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.
  10. Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.

Weather Quotations

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
Pam Brown

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
George Carlin

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
Mark Twain

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Mark Twain

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin
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Weather Translations

weather in Afrikaans is weer
weather in Danish is vejr
weather in Dutch is weer, weersomstandigheden, weder
weather in French is parieur
weather in German is weder, Wetter, Wetter, Witterung
weather in Latin is tempestas, aeris, aer
weather in Portuguese is tempo

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