weather

[ weth-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF weather

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WEATHER

Just think of all those poor babies when the weather gets hot.

The weather was very warm, and our horses were done up when they reached camp.

The weather, which had looked threatening all day, cleared off this evening.

The weather is heavy and cloudy, and I hope to get some rain shortly.

The weather is dark and cloudy, and there is much thunder about.

Weary and restless with vain waiting, they looked from the doorway at the weather.

Because the weather was cold and wet, the ceremonies were conducted indoors.

I should have thought this weather and the bank behind it furnace enough, mother!

But the weather continued so far unfavourable that he could not go out.

There is goose-grease in a box, if the old scars ache at the turn of the weather.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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