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Words nearby weathering
Definition for weathering (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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
Example sentences from the Web for 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’|Kevin Fallon|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|David Freedlander|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2011, after weathering criticism from the media, fans, and even his teammates, Beckham finally enjoyed a stellar season.
Economics departments are not only weathering the recession, they're diversifying their courses to take advantage of it.
Many deserve a medal for weathering these conflicts and never giving up on romantic love.
At the upper part of the pipe the materials show the action of weathering by exposure to the air.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes|Edwin J. Houston
On its polished sides is a line of weathering showing that it was buried deeper than it is now for centuries.The Three Sapphires|W. A. Fraser
He could have slept at sea in the hardest of storms, once satisfied that the vessel was staunch and weathering the gale.Jack Harvey's Adventures|Ruel Perley Smith
Bituminous may be distinguished from subbituminous by the manner of weathering.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
Although they have suffered from weathering and from vandalism, enough remains to show that they represent clothed human figures.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
British Dictionary definitions for weathering (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for weathering (2 of 2)
- 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 weathering (1 of 2)
Scientific definitions for weathering (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for weathering (1 of 2)
The process by which rocks are broken down into small grains and soil. Weathering can happen through rainfall, ice formation, or the action of living things, such as algae and plant roots. It is part of the geological cycle.
Cultural definitions for weathering (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with 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