weather ( weathers 3rd person present) ( weathering present participle) ( weathered past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount The weather is the condition of the atmosphere in one area at a particular time, for example if it is raining, hot, or windy.
The weather was bad..., I like cold weather..., Fishing is possible in virtually any weather., ...the weather conditions.
2 verb If something such as wood or rock weathers or is weathered, it changes colour or shape as a result of the wind, sun, rain, or cold.
Unpainted wooden furniture weathers to a grey colour... V
This rock has been weathered and eroded. be V-ed, Also V n
The facade of the building was a little weathered..., The man had a worn, weathered face.
3 verb If you weather a difficult time or a difficult situation, you survive it and are able to continue normally after it has passed or ended.
The government has weathered its worst political crisis. V n
to weather the storm
4 If you say that someone is making heavy weather of a task, you are critical of them because they are doing it in an inefficient way and are making it seem more difficult than it really is.
make heavy weather of something phrase V inflects, PHR n (disapproval)
Some of the riders in this section made heavy weather of the cross-country race.
5 If you say that you are under the weather, you mean that you feel slightly ill.
under the weather phrase v-link PHR
(=unwell) I was still feeling a bit under the weather.
You use fair-weather to refer to someone who offers help to someone, or who takes part in a particular activity, only when it is easy or pleasant for them to do so. adj ADJ n (disapproval)
...a fair-weather friend.
weather-beaten , weatherbeaten
1 adj If your face or skin is weather-beaten, it is rough with deep lines because you have spent a lot of time outside in bad weather.
usu ADJ n
...a stout man with a ruddy, weather-beaten face.
2 adj Something that is weather-beaten is rough and slightly damaged after being outside for a long time.
They would look out through the cracks of their weather-beaten door.
weather forecast ( weather forecasts plural ) A weather forecast is a statement saying what the weather will be like the next day or for the next few days. n-count
weather forecaster ( weather forecasters plural ) A weather forecaster is a person whose job is to study weather conditions and make reports predicting what the weather will be like for the next few days. n-count
weather girl ( weather girls plural ) A weather girl is a young woman who presents weather forecasts at regular times on television or radio. n-count
weather station ( weather stations plural ) A weather station is a place where facts about the weather are recorded and studied. n-count
weather vane ( weather vanes plural ) A weather vane is a metal object on the roof of a building which turns round as the wind blows. It is used to show the direction of the wind. n-count