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WEATHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does weather mean? 

WEATHER (noun)
  The noun WEATHER has 1 sense:

1. the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

  Familiarity information: WEATHER used as a noun is very rare.


WEATHER (adjective)
  The adjective WEATHER has 1 sense:

1. towards the side exposed to wind

  Familiarity information: WEATHER used as an adjective is very rare.


WEATHER (verb)
  The verb WEATHER has 4 senses:

1. face or endure with courage
2. cause to slope
3. sail to the windward of
4. change under the action or influence of the weather

  Familiarity information: WEATHER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WEATHER (noun)


Sense 1weather [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

atmospheric condition; weather; weather condition

Context examples:

they were hoping for good weather / every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception

Hypernyms ("weather" is a kind of...):

atmospheric phenomenon (a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere)

Domain category:

meteorology (the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "weather"):

cold weather (a period of unusually cold weather)

good weather (weather suitable for outdoor activities)

atmosphere; atmospheric state (the weather or climate at some place)

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

elements (violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements))

wave (a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures))

downfall; precipitation (the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist))

thaw; thawing; warming (warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt)

hot weather (a period of unusually hot weather)

fair weather; sunshine; temperateness (moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities)

bad weather; inclemency; inclementness (weather unsuitable for outdoor activities)


WEATHER (adjective)


Sense 1weather [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Towards the side exposed to wind

Synonyms:

upwind; weather

Similar:

windward (on the side exposed to the wind)


WEATHER (verb)


Sense 1weather [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Face or endure with courage

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

weather; brave out; brave; endure

Context example:

She braved the elements

Hypernyms (to "weather" is one way to...):

defy; hold; hold up; withstand (resist or confront with resistance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2weather [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to slope

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "weather" is one way to...):

angle; lean; slant; tilt; tip (to incline or bend from a vertical position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3weather [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sail to the windward of

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "weather" is one way to...):

sail (travel in a boat propelled by wind)

Domain category:

navigation; pilotage; piloting (the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4weather [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change under the action or influence of the weather

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

A weathered old hut

Hypernyms (to "weather" is one way to...):

crumble; decay; delapidate (fall into decay or ruin)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


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