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weather

noun [U] uk   /ˈweð.ər/ us    //
A1 the conditions in the air above the earth such as wind, rain, or temperature, especially at a particular time over a particular area: bad/good/cold/dry/hot/stormy/warm/wet/etc. weather The weather in the hills can change very quickly, so take suitable clothing. We're going to have a picnic, weather permitting (= if the weather is good enough).

weather

verb uk   /ˈweð.ər/ us    //

weather verb (DEAL WITH)

[T] to deal successfully with a difficult situation or a problem: As a small new company they did well to weather the recession.

weather verb (AIR CONDITIONS)

[I or T] to change in colour or form over a period of time because of the effects of sun, wind, or other weather conditions: Rock is weathered by the action of ice and changes in temperature. The paint on the outside walls has weathered badly (= has changed and been damaged by the weather).
weathered
adjective uk   /-əd/ us    /-ɚd/
weathered stone/tiles
(Definition of weather from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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