Origin of climate
Synonyms for climate
Related Words for climatetemperature, humidity, atmosphere, mood, trend, environment, surroundings, feeling, latitude, altitude, conditions, clime, aridity, medium, milieu, disposition, ambience, temper, tendency, ambient
Examples from the Web for climate
Contemporary Examples of climate
As uncovered by the climate blog desmogblog, the Ethical Oil meme dates to a 2010 book by Ezra Levant.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
December 28, 2014
From Ann Coulter on Ebola to evangelicals on climate change, 2014 was full of award-worthy science denialism.
She seems to think that “climate science” is “long range weather forecasting.”
Sadly, this choice between growth and climate change may not be necessary.
It would be difficult to find an issue with less resonance with the vast majority of voters than climate change.
Historical Examples of climate
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
Alike as to formation, aspect, and climate, the Causses are unique in France.'The Roof of France
A fruit and vegetable diet seems sufficient in this climate.In the Heart of Vosges
The land appears to have risen, and the climate became colder.
The Romans adapted their dwellings to the climate in which they lived.
Word Origin for climate
late 14c., "horizontal zone of the earth," Scottish, from Old French climat "region, part of the earth," from Latin clima (genitive climatis) "region; slope of the Earth," from Greek klima "region, zone," literally "an inclination, slope," thus "slope of the Earth from equator to pole," from root of klinein "to slope, to lean" (see lean (v.)).
The angle of sun on the slope of the Earth's surface defined the zones assigned by early geographers. Early references in English, however, are in astrology works, as each of the seven (then) climates was held to be under the influence of one of the planets. Shift from "region" to "weather associated with a region" perhaps began in Middle English, certainly by c.1600.