Origin of weathering
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of weather
Related Words for weatheringwithstand, resist, survive, surmount, suffer, overcome, brave, season, expose, acclimate, harden, stand, toughen
Examples from the Web for weathering
Contemporary Examples of weathering
How are you weathering that roller coaster, with each and every year the future so up in the air?Jim Rash on ‘The Writers’ Room’ and the Future of ‘Community’
April 18, 2014
For the moment at least, Walker appears to be weathering the controversy.Dem’s the Breaks: GOP Investigation Gives the Left Another Reason to Point Fingers
February 20, 2014
In 2011, after weathering criticism from the media, fans, and even his teammates, Beckham finally enjoyed a stellar season.What’s Next for David Beckham?
December 2, 2012
Economics departments are not only weathering the recession, they're diversifying their courses to take advantage of it.Fall's Hottest College Courses
Josh Dzieza, Daniel D'Addario
September 6, 2010
Many deserve a medal for weathering these conflicts and never giving up on romantic love.Hands Off My Call Girl!
February 25, 2010
Historical Examples of weathering
You admire this tower of granite, weathering the hurts of so many ages.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
She was like some stalwart oak, weathering with unshaken front a hurricane.St. Martin's Summer
From the overhanging rocks, too, debris falls as a result of "weathering."The Mountain that was 'God'
John H. Williams
The zone in which these changes are at a maximum is called the zone of weathering.
A foot of soil may represent the weathering of a hundred feet of limestone.
- 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