weather

Definitions

  • Country weather
    Country weather
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj weather towards the side exposed to wind
    • v weather change under the action or influence of the weather "A weathered old hut"
    • v weather sail to the windward of
    • v weather cause to slope
    • v weather face and withstand with courage "She braved the elements"
    • n weather the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation "they were hoping for good weather","every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception","the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
    • Weather A light rain; a shower.
    • a Weather (Naut) Being toward the wind, or windward -- opposed to lee; as, weather bow, weather braces, weather gauge, weather lifts, weather quarter, weather shrouds, etc.
    • Weather Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm. "For I can weather the roughest gale.""You will weather the difficulties yet."
    • Weather Storm; tempest. "What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud
      My thoughts presage!"
    • Weather The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena; meteorological condition of the atmosphere; as, warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc. "Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot weather .""Fair weather cometh out of the north."
    • Weather To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air. "An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air
      To weather his broad sails."
      "This gear lacks weathering ."
    • Weather (Falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
    • Weather (Naut) To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
    • v. i Weather To undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or alter, under atmospheric influences; to suffer waste by weather. "The organisms . . . seem indestructible, while the hard matrix in which they are imbedded has weathered from around them."
    • Weather Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1982, Larry Walters tied 24 weather balloons to his lawn chair in Los Angeles and climbed to an altitude of 16,000 feet
    • n weather Wind; storm; tempest.
    • n weather Cold and wet.
    • n weather A light rain; a shower.
    • n weather The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to its cloudiness, humidity, motions, pressure, temperature, electrical condition, or any other meteorological phenomena; the atmospheric conditions prevailing at any moment over any region of the earth: as, warm or cold weather; wet or dry weather; calm or stormy weather; fair or foul weather; cloudy or hazy weather. The investigation of the various causes which determine the state of the atmosphere and produce the changes which are incessantly taking place in its condition forms the subject of meteorology. The average condition of the weather for a considerable period constitutes climate, and the statistical compilation of meteorological observations forms the basis of climatology.
    • n weather Specifically, in weather-maps and -reports, the condition of the sky as to cloudiness and the occurrence of precipitation.
    • n weather Change of the state of the atmosphere; meteorological change; hence, figuratively, vicissitude; change of fortune or condition.
    • n weather The inclination or obliquity of the sails of a windmill to the plane of revolution.
    • n weather An enervating atmosphere.
    • weather Nautical, toward the wind; windward: opposed to lee: as, weather bow; weather beam; weather rigging
    • weather To air; expose to the air; dry or otherwise affect by exposure to the open air.
    • weather To affect injuriously by the action of weather; in geology, to discolor or disintegrate: as, the atmospheric agencies that weather rocks.
    • weather In tile manufacturing, to expose (the clay) to a hot sun or to frost, in order to open the pores and separate the particles, that it may readily absorb water and be easily worked.
    • weather To slope (a surface), that it may shed water.
    • weather Nautical:
    • weather To sail to windward of: as, to weather a point or cape.
    • weather To bear up against and come safely through: said of a ship in a storm, as also of a mariner; hence, used in the same sense with reference to storms on land.
    • weather Figuratively, to bear up against and overcome, as trouble or danger; come out of, as a trial, without permanent damage or loss.
    • weather To suffer a change, such as discoloration or more or less complete disintegration, in consequence of exposure to the weather or atmosphere. See weathering, 2.
    • weather To resist or bear exposure to the weather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People do not get sick from cold weather. It is mostly from being indoors more.
    • n Weather weth′ėr state of the air as to heat or cold, dryness, wetness, cloudiness, &c
    • v.t Weather to affect by exposing to the air: to sail to the windward of: to gain or pass, as a promontory or cape: to hold out stoutly against difficulties
    • v.i Weather to become discoloured by exposure
    • adj Weather (naut.) toward the wind, windward
    • v.t Weather to fit with such planks
    • v.t Weather to act as a weathercock for
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Bad weather always looks worse through a window.”
  • Ronald Dunn
    Ronald Dunn
    “Atheism is easy in fair weather.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Many can brook the weather that love not the wind.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
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    “We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.”
  • Thomas Fuller
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    “Change of weather is the discourse of fools.”

Idioms

Hit rough weather - If you hit rough weather, you experience difficulties or problems.
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Under the weather - If you are feeling a bit ill, sad or lack energy, you are under the weather.
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Weather a storm - If you weather a storm, you get through a crisis or hard times.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. weder, AS. weder,; akin to OS. wedar, OFries. weder, D. weder, weêr, G. wetter, OHG. wetar, Icel. veðr, Dan. veir, Sw. väder, wind, air, weather, and perhaps to OSlav. vedro, fair weather; or perhaps to Lith. vetra, storm, Russ. vieter', vietr', wind, and E. wind,. Cf. Wither

Usage

In literature:

One sort served them for clothing in wet weather.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Speed, with weather eye out for clouds of any sort.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
It was a calm which presaged violent weather.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
The weather is pleasant.
"Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy" by John M. Batten
To read among the ruins in fine weather would be perfect luxury.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
On the last night the weather cleared, and we had a grand house.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
A light seal-skin Greenland boat, generally worked in fine weather by the women, but in bad weather by the men.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There is a thick felt apron which can be pulled completely over its occupant at night-time or in stormy weather.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
What effect has cold weather, warm weather, dry weather, on the growth of the plants?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
They do not easily decay, but shrivel up in dry weather, and revive in wet weather, or when placed in water.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Cattle and horses could not live on wheat, and there was no hay because of the dry weather.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
For a few days the weather was quite calm, but very cold, as your honour must very well know.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Shales may weather into products more nearly like those of the weathering of igneous rocks.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
She could handle a boat in bad weather with the best of them.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
The weather was now cold and rainy.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Hot or moist weather is more trying to the cattle than cool or dry weather.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I made very heavy weather of it.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Plowed in wet weather, they do not make mortar, and in dry weather they will not break in clods.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The wind this morning was variable, but the weather continued extremely favourable for the operations throughout the whole day.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The weather was bright and pleasant.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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In poetry:

A song that lends to winter snows
The glow of summer weather,--
Again I hear thee ca' the yowes
To Cluden's hills of heather
"A Memory" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"He has no enemies!" Well, then,
The reason is,—he never
Has heart enough to act but when
He sees "which way's the weather."
"No Enemies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
She sighed in the Autumn weather: --
Would I and the bulbs together,
For Spring lay quietly waiting;
I and the bulbs together.
"What She Said" by Katharine Tynan
Such life as his would be
A more than heaven to me:
All sun, all bloom, all happy weather,
All joys bound in a sheaf together.
"The Kingfisher" by Maurice Thompson
There is a flower, a little flower
With silver crest and golden eye,
That welcomes every changing hour,
And weathers every sky.
"The Daisy - On Finding one in Bloom on Christmas-day" by James Montgomery
'Moths fly in from the heather,'
He said, 'now the days decline.'
'I know,' said she. 'The weather,
I hope, will at last be fine.
"The Moth-Signal (On Egdon Heath)" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Channel 6 Omaha, Nebraska's Weather My weather.
A strong Pacific storm is expected to hit the Bay Area by Wednesday, according a weather report released Saturday by the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service tells its forecasters not to use The Weather Channel's name for storm.
Best known for Saturday morning weather poetry ("The Weather Could be Verse"), Gary has had served many roles in the world Broadcast Journalism.
The weather pattern that has brought us all the active weather this Spring and Summer, has caused severe drought conditions in California.
For most of the Thursday events, you can come out to see the cars and watch the SkyWarn 13 Weather team do the weather LIVE from that location.
The National Weather Service expects the current danger of extreme fire weather in Western Washington to continue into the weekend.
Northeast Ohio defying Weather Channel 's proclamation of Cleveland as one of NFL's worst weather cities.
In addition to his weather reports on NBC15 News, Charlie owns and operates WeatherNet, Inc, a weather consulting business.
There's no such thing as bad knitting weather, but I think cold, rainy weather is especially good knitting weather, don't you.
Special weather statement issued by National Weather Service .
National Weather Service begins severe-weather text alerts.
Weather forecasters expect clear, sunny weather through the weekend in the Inland Empire.
There are also tools for seeing what people are saying about the weather on Twitter and for sharing your weather-related photos and video.
Early weather call due to severe weather threat.
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In science:

Deterministic Chaos: Many phenomena in physics (like the weather) satisfy well accepted deterministic equations.
Algorithmic Chaos
Nevertheless, modeling is still in progress: Gil–Hu tton (2002), with a more detailed space weathering process, proposed a new version of this mechanism but of difficult testing.
Reopening the TNOs Color Controversy: Centaurs Bimodality and TNOs Unimodality
This power is variable and depends on the weather.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
This is not merely of academic interest, since the magnetic maximum of the Sun is accompanied by severe space weather events.
Calibrating the Solar Dynamo: Magnetic Activity Cycles of Southern Sun-like Stars
Objects monitored by ASAS are typically observed once per night or, sometimes, even more sparsely, depending on weather.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
From weather data at the site and temperature measurements we find that TF (cid:39) TA+3h.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
In this paper we work with daily weather data observed in the form of 11 variables measured for each of 77 grid cells yielding an 847 × 1 vector for each day.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
It is used to assess the characteristic surface circulation associated with each node as it most clearly demonstrates the general synoptic circulation as well as associated regional weather patterns.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
The frequencies of daily transitions from each node to other nodes are calculated and shown in Table 3, which reveals a somewhat clockwise cyclic evolution (with regard to Figure 1) of the weather systems.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
Again, this reflects our lack of covariate information but also comments upon the utility of SOMs for one-step ahead prediction of weather states.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
The estimated transition matrix is shown in Table 6 for the year 2000, which again supports the findings on the clockwise cyclic evolution of the weather systems.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
Weather and competing targets sometimes reduced the actual cadence.
CfA3: 185 Type Ia Supernova Light Curves from the CfA
Moreover, mathematical models may describe phenomena which can not be reproduced, for example, weather modeling.
Improvement of random LHD for high dimensions
For example, a RNG based on atmospheric conditions can be treated as a type-one RNG, since the randomness mainly originates from the absence of enough information about the weather system.
Experimental demonstration of a high speed quantum random number generation scheme based on measuring phase noise of a single mode laser
System temperatures (Tsys ) were measured against a calibrated noise source injected at the receiver and ranged from 23 to 75 K depending on elevation and weather conditions.
Discovery of Candidate H$_2$O Disk Masers in AGN and Estimations of Centripetal Accelerations
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