Webster 1913 Edition
weder; akin to OS.
väderwind, air, weather, and perhaps to OSlav.
vedrofair weather; or perhaps to Lith.
vietr', wind, and E.
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;
Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot
weathercometh out of the north.
Job xxxvii. 22.
Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air.
What gusts of
My thoughts presage!
weatherfrom that gathering cloud
My thoughts presage!
A light rain; a shower.
Stress of weather,
violent winds; force of tempests.–
To make fair weather,
to flatter; to give flattering representations.
To make good weather, or
To make bad weather
to endure a gale well or ill; – said of a vessel.
Under the weather,
ill; also, financially embarrassed.
[Colloq. U. S.]
Weather house, below.
a fine day which is supposed to presage foul weather.–
a popular name for the signal service. See
Signal service, under
a long piece of canvas of tarpaulin used to preserve the hammocks from injury by the weather when stowed in the nettings.–
Water gall, 2.
a mechanical contrivance in the form of a house, which indicates changes in atmospheric conditions by the appearance or retirement of toy images.
Peace to the artist whose ingenious thought–
weather house, that useful toy!
Weather molding, or
a canopy or cornice over a door or a window, to throw off the rain.–
Weather of a windmill sail,
the obliquity of the sail, or the angle which it makes with its plane of revolution.–
a daily report of meteorological observations, and of probable changes in the weather; esp., one published by government authority.–
a stargazer; one who foretells the weather.
a strip of wood, rubber, or other material, applied to an outer door or window so as to cover the joint made by it with the sill, casings, or threshold, in order to exclude rain, snow, cold air, etc.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
[An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air
weatherhis broad sails.
This gear lacks
Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist;
For I can
weatherthe roughest gale.
weatherthe difficulties yet.
F. W. Robertson.
To sail or pass to the windward of;
weathera cape; to
To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
To weather a point.
To pass a point of land, leaving it on the lee side.
Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against opposition.–
To weather out,
to encounter successfully, though with difficulty;
to weather outa storm
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
weatheredfrom around them.
Being toward the wind, or windward – opposed to lee;
The position of a ship to the windward of another.
Fig.: A position of advantage or superiority; advantage in position.
To veer, and tack, and steer a cause–
weather gaugeof laws.
a tendency on the part of a sailing vessel to come up into the wind, rendering it necessary to put the helm up, that is, toward the weather side.–
the shore to the windward of a ship.
the tide which sets against the lee side of a ship, impelling her to the windward.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, and the like; as warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather; calm weather; tempestuous weather; fair weather; cloudy weather; hazy weather, and the like.
2.Change of the state of the air.
[These last significations are not now in use, unless by a poetic license.]
Stress of weather, violent winds; force of tempests.
1.To air; to expose to the air. [Rarely used.]
2.In seamens language, to sail to the windward of something else; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship. As this is often difficult, hence,
3.To pass with difficulty.
To weather a point, to gain or accomplish it against opposition.
To weather out, to endure; to hold out to the end; as, to weather out a storm.
Weather is used with several words, either as an adjective, or as forming part of a compound word.