Origin of weathered
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of weather
Examples from the Web for weathered
It was a look which suited Kate much better and weathered the summery temperatures more effortlessly.
Perfume bottles and weathered papyrus replicas gather dust in the grubby window displays of the empty shops.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Jessica Ferri|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
I have often thought of you with anxiety, and wished to know how you weathered the storm, and into what port you had retired.
See that all glue is removed from the surface, and that the wood is clean and smooth, and apply a coat of weathered oak oil stain.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
The Dutch fisherman had weathered so many savage storms that he seemed to know exactly what to do, no matter what the crisis.The Spell of the White Sturgeon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
I've heard, my boy, how bravely ye've weathered the capes an' I'm proud o' ye—that I am!The Light in the Clearing|Irving Bacheller
Martians surely must have visited Earth briefly, though evidence there had long since weathered away.Comet's Burial|Raymond Zinke Gallun
- 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