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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weth -erd]
    • /ˈwɛð ərd/
    • /ˈweð.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -erd]
    • /ˈwɛð ərd/

Definitions of weathered word

  • adjective weathered seasoned or otherwise affected by exposure to the weather. 1
  • adjective weathered (of wood) artificially treated to seem discolored or stained by the action of air, rain, etc. 1
  • adjective weathered (of rocks) worn, disintegrated, or changed in color or composition by weathering. 1
  • adjective weathered Architecture. made sloping or inclined, as a window sill, to prevent the lodgment of water. 1
  • noun weathered the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. 1
  • noun weathered a strong wind or storm or strong winds and storms collectively: We've had some real weather this spring. 1

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Origin of weathered

First appearance:

before 1780
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1780-90; weather + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Weathered


weathered popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for weathered

adjective weathered

  • worn — past participle of wear.
  • battered — Something that is battered is old and in poor condition because it has been used a lot.
  • windswept — open or exposed to the wind: a wind-swept beach.
  • weather-beaten — bearing evidences of wear or damage as a result of exposure to the weather.
  • gnarled — (of trees) full of or covered with gnarls; bent; twisted.

Antonyms for weathered

verb weathered

  • yielded — to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.
  • hid — Human Interface Device
  • rejected — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.

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