Definition of "weathered" []

  • Worn, stained, or warped by or as if by exposure to weather; seasoned: a roof of weathered shingles. (adjective)
  • Architecture Sloped to shed water: a weathered masonry joint. (adjective)
  • Affected by exposure to the action of the weather (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of rocks and rock formations) eroded, decomposed, or otherwise altered by the action of water, wind, frost, heat, etc (adjective)
  • (of a sill, roof, etc) having a sloped surface so as to allow rainwater to run off (adjective)
  • (of wood) artificially stained so as to appear weather-beaten (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "weathered" in a sentence
  • "Weathered steel in weathered hands … and a fine walnut stock with a weathered brand."
  • "Killanin weathered the uncertainties that surrounded the organization of the Montreal Games in 1976."
  • "Why do you think states that seriously diversified their economy and invested in higher education in the long term weathered and recovered from this recession faster than Nevada?"