W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weth -er-ing]
    • /ˈwɛð ər ɪŋ/
    • /ˈweð.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er-ing]
    • /ˈwɛð ər ɪŋ/

Definitions of weathering word

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

Information block about the term

Origin of weathering

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1655-65; weather + -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weathering


weathering popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% 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".

weathering usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for weathering

noun weathering

  • ablation — the surgical removal of an organ, structure, or part
  • wear and tear — damage or deterioration resulting from ordinary use; normal depreciation.
  • corrosion — Corrosion is the damage that is caused when something is corroded.
  • overuse — to use too much or too often: to overuse an expression.

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?