W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weth -er]
    • /ˈwɛð ər/
    • /ˈweðə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er]
    • /ˈwɛð ər/

Definitions of weather word

  • noun weather the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. 1
  • noun weather a strong wind or storm or strong winds and storms collectively: We've had some real weather this spring. 1
  • noun weather a weathercast: The radio announcer will read the weather right after the commercial. 1
  • noun weather Usually, weathers. changes or vicissitudes in one's lot or fortunes: She remained a good friend in all weathers. 1
  • verb with object weather to expose to the weather; dry, season, or otherwise affect by exposure to the air or atmosphere: to weather lumber before marketing it. 1
  • verb with object weather to discolor, disintegrate, or affect injuriously, as by the effects of weather: These crumbling stones have been weathered by the centuries. 1

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Origin of weather

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English weder; cognate with Dutch weder, German Wetter, Old Norse vethr

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weather


weather popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weather usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weather

verb weather

  • endure — Suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.
  • withstand — to stand or hold out against; resist or oppose, especially successfully: to withstand rust; to withstand the invaders; to withstand temptation.
  • sit out — to rest with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs; be seated.
  • ride out — to sit on and manage a horse or other animal in motion; be carried on the back of an animal.
  • last out — to go on or continue in time: The festival lasted three weeks.

noun weather

  • climate — The climate of a place is the general weather conditions that are typical of it.
  • elements — Plural form of element.
  • clime — You use clime in expressions such as warmer climes and foreign climes to refer to a place that has a particular kind of climate.

adjective weather

  • climatological — the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.
  • meteorological — pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

Antonyms for weather

verb weather

  • succumb — to give way to superior force; yield: to succumb to despair.
  • give in — to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow: to give a birthday present to someone.
  • surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.
  • yield — to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.
  • hide — Informal. to administer a beating to; thrash.

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