- weasel out,
- weasel word,
- weasel words,
- weather advisory,
- weather balloon,
- weather bomb,
- weather bureau,
- weather deck
Origin of weathering
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of weather
Examples 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
- 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.
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.
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