Meaning of “weather” in the English Dictionary

"weather" in English

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weathernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈweð.ər/ us /ˈweð.ɚ/


uk /ˈweð.ər/ us /ˈweð.ɚ/

(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 particular time, such as wind, rain, or temperature:

I always wear gloves in cold weather.
Expect some nasty weather tomorrow, possibly even a thunderstorm.


us /ˈweð·ər/

weather verb (LIVE THROUGH)

[ T ] to live through a difficult situation or a problem:

She weathered a few professional setbacks 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 yellow paint 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 /ˈweðər/ us

to deal successfully with a difficult situation or problem:

weather a crisis/downturn/recession The company claimed that it would weather the downturn and return to strong growth.
weather the storm

to successfully deal with a very difficult problem:

While large financial institutions might be able to weather the storm, many of the smaller traders are likely to go under.

(Definition of “weather” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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However, it is a notoriously difficult area to enforce because of outside conditions, such as bad weather, that will affect the way fishermen operate.
The problem is that we know when these weather conditions are coming but no one seems to do anything to prevent the worst damage being inflicted.
Although many sectors will therefore have suffered from the present continual rain, it may well be that the wellness sector, spas, and urban tourism have benefited from the bad weather.
We know how liable wine production is to yearly variations depending on weather conditions, and crisis prevention measures will only help to mitigate the fluctuations.
We request that, in bad weather, station tugs be on stand-by which, in an emergency, could be deployed immediately, so that no time would be lost when something happened.
I think that early warnings are important, but we all know how quickly the weather moves and how quickly the weather changes.
However, if this exemption can help even a few businesses better weather these difficult economic times, then we should not stand in its way.
The adverse weather conditions that we have seen in parts of the world have had a high influence - almost four times as high as the influence of biofuels.
The recent food price crisis is the most palpable example to date of what may happen: reduced harvests in many parts of the world are caused by extreme weather conditions.
We seek a common policy of agricultural insurance against all eventualities relating not only to weather, but also to food and market instability.

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