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weathered




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weathered
     1. adj. Worn by weather, as of rocks, stone, etc.
     2. adj. (architecture) Made slightly sloping, so as to throw off water.
weather
     1. n. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, relative humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
     2. n. Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and their effects.
           Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather.
     3. n. (nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
     4. n. (figuratively) A situation.
     5. n. (obsolete) A storm; a tempest.
     6. n. (obsolete) A light shower of rain.
     7. adj. (sailing, geology) Facing towards the flow of a fluid, usually air.
           weather side, weather helm
     8. v. To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
     9. v. (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
     10. v. To break down, of rocks and other materials, under the effects of exposure to rain, sunlight, temperature, and air.
     11. v. (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
           to weather a cape; to weather another ship
     12. v. (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
           Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.
     13. v. (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.

Example Sentences

A weathered, wooden garden lounge and kitchen chair. 


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