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Definition of "weather" []

  • The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure. (noun)
  • Adverse or destructive atmospheric conditions, such as high winds or heavy rain: encountered weather five miles out to sea. (noun)
  • The unpleasant or destructive effects of such atmospheric conditions: protected the house from the weather. (noun)
  • Changes of fortune: had known him in many weathers. (noun)
  • To expose to the action of the elements, as for drying, seasoning, or coloring. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "weather" in a sentence
  • ""Not often: if it is to be done in warm weather, I smoke them well before I begin; _in very cold weather_ is the best time, then it is unnecessary; simply turn the hive bottom up, mark off the proper size, and with a sharp saw take it off without trouble.""
  • ": Check out @weather to get the latest weather news."
  • "When clouds settle on the tops of mountains, they indicate hard weather; and when the tops of mountains are clear, it is a sign of fair weather*"