verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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
Related Words for weatherclimate, withstand, resist, survive, surmount, suffer, overcome, elements, clime, brave, season, expose, acclimate, harden, stand, toughen
Examples from the Web for weather
Contemporary Examples of weather
Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?
These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.
Some thunderstorms were in the area, according to weather reports.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
The weather on the route of AirAsia Flight 8501 was not unusual for the region and the season.
Nor should we ever assume that weather alone, however extreme, should be fatal to a commercial flight.
Historical Examples of weather
Just think of all those poor babies when the weather gets hot.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The weather was very warm, and our horses were done up when they reached camp.
The weather, which had looked threatening all day, cleared off this evening.
The weather is heavy and cloudy, and I hope to get some rain shortly.
The weather is dark and cloudy, and there is much thunder about.
- 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
Word Origin for weather
Old English weder, from Proto-Germanic *wedran (cf. Old Saxon wedar, Old Norse veðr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch weder, Old High German wetar, German Wetter "storm, wind, weather"), from PIE *we-dhro-, "weather," from root *we- "to blow" (see wind (n.)). Spelling with -th- first appeared 15c., though pronunciation may be much older.
Weather-beaten is from 1520s. Under the weather "indisposed" is from 1827. Greek had words for "good weather" (aithria, eudia) and words for "storm" and "winter," but no generic word for "weather" until kairos (literally "time") began to be used as such in Byzantine times. Latin tempestas "weather" (see tempest) also originally meant "time;" and words for "time" also came to mean weather in Irish (aimsir), Serbo-Croatian (vrijeme), Polish (czas), etc.
"come through safely," 1650s, from weather (n.). Sense of "wear away by exposure" is from 1757. Related: Weathered; weathering.
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