Origin of weathered
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 weatheredwithstand, resist, survive, surmount, suffer, overcome, brave, season, expose, acclimate, harden, stand, toughen
Examples from the Web for weathered
Contemporary Examples of weathered
It was a look which suited Kate much better and weathered the summery temperatures more effortlessly.Why Kate's Hair Matters
July 3, 2014
Perfume bottles and weathered papyrus replicas gather dust in the grubby window displays of the empty shops.Egyptian Tomb-Robbing Market Explodes on eBay
May 31, 2014
It's a ghost town now, just a handful of weathered wooden buildings sagging beneath snow.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
By 1978, Mortimer had six children with four different men and had weathered a painful divorce, the basis for The Pumpkin Eater.The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time
March 25, 2014
Why light candles and leave mementos out in the open to be weathered and ruined?David Best Creates a Temple Made of Memories Outside San Francisco
Debra A. Klein
February 14, 2014
Historical Examples of weathered
At Otter Lake a much foliated and weathered phyllite was found.The Long Labrador Trail
They have weathered the storm, and may reasonably expect peace.Howards End
E. M. Forster
They wondered where he had "weathered it out;" disputed about it.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
A bolt struck us, clung for an instant; but we weathered it.
There was a rapt expression on Gregory's lined and weathered face.Homesick
- 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
"come through safely," 1650s, from weather (n.). Sense of "wear away by exposure" is from 1757. Related: Weathered; weathering.
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.
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