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weather-beaten

[weth-er-beet-n]
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adjective
  1. bearing evidences of wear or damage as a result of exposure to the weather.
  2. tanned, hardened, or otherwise affected by exposure to weather: a weather-beaten face.

Origin of weather-beaten

First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for weather-beaten

Historical Examples

  • At present it was dark and weather-beaten, and in a general state of neglect.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • There were some weather-beaten trees and a tangle of shrubs about it.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • A grin spread upon the weather-beaten countenance of Nicholas.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Bjarne was tall and grave, like the weather-beaten fir-trees in his mast-forest.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen

  • They were a fine looking lot of men, bronzed and weather-beaten and soldierly.

    Two Arrows

    William O. Stoddard


British Dictionary definitions for weather-beaten

weather-beaten

adjective
  1. showing signs of exposure to the weather
  2. tanned or hardened by exposure to the weather
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