verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for weather
- somewhat indisposed; ailing; ill.
- suffering from a hangover.
- more or less drunk: Many fatal accidents are caused by drivers who are under the weather.
Origin of weather
historical usage of weather
Window is first recorded in Middle English in the first half of the 13th century. It comes from Old Norse vindauga “wind eye,” originally an opening in a gable or roof to release smoke and admit light. (The Old Norse word came into Old English before the initial w- became v- in literary Old Norse.)
OTHER WORDS FROM weatherweath·er·er, noun
Words nearby weather
British Dictionary definitions for under the weather
- the day-to-day meteorological conditions, esp temperature, cloudiness, and rainfall, affecting a specific placeCompare climate (def. 1)
- (modifier) relating to the forecasting of weathera weather ship
- (of a vessel) to roll and pitch in heavy seas
- (foll by of) to carry out with great difficulty or unnecessarily great effort
- not in good health
Derived forms of weatherweatherability, nounweatherer, noun
Word Origin for weather
Scientific definitions for under the weather
Cultural definitions for under the weather (1 of 2)
Indisposed, unwell: “The day after the big party, Jay had to call in sick, saying he was feeling under the weather.”
Cultural definitions for under the weather (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with under the weather (1 of 2)
Ailing, ill; also, suffering from a hangover. For example, She said she was under the weather and couldn't make it to the meeting. This expression presumably alludes to the influence of the weather on one's health. [Early 1800s] The same term is sometimes used as a euphemism for being drunk, as in After four drinks, Ellen was a bit under the weather.
Idioms and Phrases with under the weather (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with weather
- weather the storm
- fair-weather friend
- heavy going (weather)
- keep a weather eye out
- under the weather