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"weather" in British English

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weathernoun [U]

uk   /ˈweð.ər/  us   //
A1 the ​conditions in the ​air above the ​earth such as ​wind, ​rain, or ​temperature, ​especially at a ​particulartime over a ​particulararea: bad/good/​cold/​dry/​hot/​stormy/​warm/​wet/etc. weather The weather in the ​mountains can ​change very ​quickly, so take ​appropriateclothing. We're going to have a ​picnic, weather permitting (= if the weather is good enough).

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weatherverb

uk   /ˈweð.ər/  us   //
  • 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 ​outsidewalls 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"weather" in American English

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weathernoun [U]

 us   /ˈweð·ər/
  • weather noun [U] (AIR CONDITIONS)

the ​conditions in the ​air at a ​particulartime, such as ​wind, ​rain, or ​temperature: I always ​weargloves in ​cold weather. Expect some ​nasty weather ​tomorrow, ​possiblyeven a ​thunderstorm.

weatherverb

 us   /ˈweð·ər/
  • weather verb (LIVE THROUGH)

[T] to ​live through a ​difficultsituation or a ​problem: She weathered a few ​professionalsetbacks this ​year.
  • weather verb (AIR CONDITIONS)

[I/T] to ​change in ​color or ​form over a ​period of ​time because of the ​effects of ​sun, ​wind, ​rain, or other ​conditions in the ​air: [I] The ​yellowpaint will weather to a grayish ​white.
(Definition of weather from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"weather" in Business English

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weatherverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈweðər/
to ​deal successfully with a difficult ​situation or problem: weather a crisis/downturn/recession The ​companyclaimed that it would weather the ​downturn and ​return to ​stronggrowth.
weather the storm to successfully ​deal with a very difficult problem: While large ​financialinstitutions might be able to weather the storm, many of the ​smallertraders are likely to go under.
(Definition of weather from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weather”
in Korean 날씨…
in Arabic طَقْس…
in Malaysian cuaca…
in French temps, météo…
in Russian погода…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天氣, 氣象…
in Italian tempo, clima…
in Turkish hava, hava durumu…
in Polish pogoda…
in Spanish tiempo, clima…
in Vietnamese thời tiết…
in Portuguese tempo, clima…
in Thai สภาพอากาศ…
in German das Wetter, Wetter-……
in Catalan temps, clima…
in Japanese 天気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天气, 气象…
in Indonesian cuaca…
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