weather

Weather is the atmospheric conditions, including the temperature, wind, snow, rain, or anything else happening outside. People tend to talk about the weather when they can't think of anything else to talk about.

In some places, people say, "Don't like the weather? Wait an hour and it'll change." Every day, experts try to predict the weather, but they never get it exactly right. You can also use weather to mean "endure something," as in "I weathered the storm at work." That's not a real storm, but a stormy situation. Even though the weather drives us all crazy at times, at least it gives us something to blab about.

Primary Meanings of weather

1.
nv
the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
change under the action or influence of the weather
2.
v
face and withstand with courage
3.
adjv
towards the side exposed to wind
sail to the windward of
4.
v
cause to slope
Full Definitions of weather
1

n the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation

“they were hoping for good weather
Synonyms:
atmospheric condition, conditions, weather condition
Types:
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cold weather
a period of unusually cold weather
fair weather, sunshine, temperateness
moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
hot weather
a period of unusually high temperatures
thaw, thawing, warming
warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
downfall, precipitation
the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
wave
a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures)
elements
violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
air current, current of air, wind
air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
atmosphere, atmospheric state
the weather or climate at some place
good weather
weather suitable for outdoor activities
bad weather, inclemency, inclementness
weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
airstream
a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
calm, calm air
wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
air, breeze, gentle wind, zephyr
a slight wind (usually refreshing)
chinook, chinook wind, snow eater
a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
harmattan
a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter
cold wave
a wave of unusually cold weather
freeze, frost
weather cold enough to cause freezing
crosswind
wind blowing across the path of a ship or aircraft
foehn, fohn
a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
khamsin
an oppressively hot southerly wind from the Sahara that blows across Egypt in the spring
Santa Ana
a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast
high wind
a very strong wind
headwind
wind blowing opposite to the path of a ship or aircraft
catabatic wind, katabatic wind
a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
tailwind
wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft
doldrums
a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
east wind, easter, easterly
a wind from the east
northwest wind, northwester
a wind from the northwest
sou'wester, southwester
a strong wind from the southwest
sou'easter, southeaster
a strong wind from the southeast
fine spray
precipitation in very small drops
gale
a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale
blast, blow, gust
a strong current of air
hail
precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
scorcher
an extremely hot day
sultriness
oppressively hot and humid weather
heat wave
a wave of unusually hot weather
monsoon
a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
monsoon
any wind that changes direction with the seasons
boreas, north wind, norther, northerly
a wind that blows from the north
prevailing wind
the predominant wind direction
rain, rainfall
water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
samiel, simoom, simoon
a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
sleet
partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
snow, snowfall
precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
virga
light wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)
south wind, souther, southerly
a wind from the south
squall
sudden violent winds; often accompanied by precipitation
thermal
rising current of warm air
draft, draught
a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
west wind, wester
wind that blows from west to east
air mass
a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
anticyclone
(meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern
cyclone
(meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
fog, fogginess, murk, murkiness
an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
calmness
an absence of strong winds or rain
clemency, mildness
good weather with comfortable temperatures
raw weather
unpleasantly cold and damp weather
storminess
the state of being stormy
cloud cover, cloudiness, overcast
the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
turbulence
instability in the atmosphere
Type of:
atmospheric phenomenon
a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere

v change under the action or influence of the weather

“A weathered old hut”
Type of:
crumble, decay, dilapidate
fall into decay or ruin
2

v face and withstand with courage

Synonyms:
brave, brave out, endure
Type of:
defy, hold, hold up, withstand
resist or confront with resistance
3

adj towards the side exposed to wind

Synonyms:
upwind
windward
on the side exposed to the wind

v sail to the windward of

Type of:
sail
travel on water propelled by wind
4

v cause to slope

Type of:
angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip
to incline or bend from a vertical position

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