- Mount, a mountain in SE Alaska. 15,292 feet (4660 meters).
- used in or intended for fair weather only.
- weakening or failing in time of trouble: His fair-weather friends left him when he lost his money.
Origin of fair-weather
First recorded in 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for fairweather
So, as I have said, Miss Fairweather received sixteen offers that day.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
When Mrs. Fairweather had gone, Doris and Penelope looked at each other.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Reverend Mr. Fairweather folded the note and put it into his pocket.
"It is more spiritual, I think, than bodily," said the Reverend Mr. Fairweather.
The Reverend Mr. Fairweather was getting careless about his sermons.
- Mount Fairweather a mountain in W North America, on the border between Alaska and British Columbia. Height: 4663 m (15 300 ft)
- suitable for use in fair weather only
- not reliable or present in situations of hardship or difficulty (esp in the phrase fair-weather friend)
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