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Weather appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Sweater weather, leather weather.
  • Whether the weather be fine
    or whether the weather be not.
    Whether the weather be cold
    or whether the weather be hot.
    We'll weather the weather
    whether we like it or not.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb weather:


Weather is sometimes a misspelling of whether.

The word weather is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun weather

What does weather mean as a name of something?

Weather is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: weathers

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

Alternative definition of the noun weather


  1. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
  2. Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and its effects.
  3. [nautical] The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
  4. [countable, figuratively] A situation.

Definition of the adjective weather

What does weather mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more weather / weatherer |

  1. towards the side exposed to wind
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of weather: upwind
    • similar: windward

Definition of the verb weather

What does weather mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: weathered | weathering | weathers

  1. face and withstand with courage
  2. cause to slope
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: angle / lean / slant / tilt / tip = to incline or bend from a vertical position
  3. sail to the windward of
  4. change under the action or influence of the weather
    • example: A weathered old hut
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: crumble / decay / dilapidate = fall into decay or ruin


Who is Weather?

Weather a.k.a. Vanessa McCaffrey is an actor.


Weather is a record label.


  1. "Weather" is the 9th studio album by American singer Meshell Ndegeocello, released on 15 November 2011, on Naïve label.
  2. "Weather" is a musical album of Lunik.
    • also known as Weather (bonus disc: O.S.T «Globi»)
    • released in (12 years ago)
  3. "Weather" is a composition.
  4. "Weather" is a musical album of Michael Gordon.
    • released in (17 years ago)


  1. "Weather" is a book by Seymour Simon.
    • genres: Nature, Children's literature
    • subjects: Physics, Climatology, Science, Meteorology, Weather
  2. "Weather" is a book by Tony Ross.
    • subjects: Meteorology, Science, Physics, Climatology, Weather
  3. "Weather" is a book by Ralph Abercromby.
    • also known as "Weather; a popular exposition of the nature of weather changes from day to day"; "Weather a popular exposition of the nature of weather changes from day to day"
  4. "Weather" is a book by W. G. Kendrew.
    • also known as "Weather, an introductory meteorology"; "Weather: an introductory meteorology"
  5. "Weather" is a book by David M. Ludlum.


"Weather" is a film, directed by Edwina Vardey.

  • genre: Documentary film
  • released in (19 years ago)


  1. Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Weather, seen from an anthropological perspective, is something all humans in the world constantly experience through their senses, at least while being outside. There are socially and scientifically constructed understandings of what weather is, what makes it change, what effects it has on humans in different situations etc. Therefore weather is something people often communicate about. Turning back to the meteorological perspective, most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather generally refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the statistics of atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, "weather" is generally understood to mean the weather of Earth.
    • also known as Temps, Oratge, 기상, الجو, 天气
  2. Weather a.k.a. Climate is a measure of the average pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a given region over long periods of time. Climate is different from weather, in that weather only describes the short-term conditions of these variables in a given region.
  3. Weather a.k.a. NBC Weather Plus was an American weather-oriented digital broadcast and cable television network that was owned as a joint venture between NBC Universal and the local affiliates of the NBC television network. It operated from November 15, 2004 to December 31, 2008. The service, which broadcast in standard definition, was carried on the digital subchannels of many NBC affiliates and on the digital tiers of cable providers.
  4. Weather is a TV program, begun in (33 years ago).
  5. Weather is an exhibition.

Phrases with Weather

Phrases starting with the word Weather:

  1. weather eye
  2. weather map
  3. weather deck
  4. weather ship
  5. weather side
  6. weather vane
  7. weather-wise
  8. weather chart
  9. Weather front

Phrases ending with the word Weather:

  1. all-weather
  2. bad weather
  3. hot weather
  4. raw weather
  5. Wet-Weather
  6. cold weather
  7. fair weather
  8. fair-weather
  9. good weather
  10. dirty weather
  11. Space weather

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weather

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

The famous quip “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” is being turned on its head as we enter the twenty-first century. Dramatic changes in the land cover of Earth, release of heat into the environment, and ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

A system operated by WORLD WEATHER WATCH (WWW) to process meteorological data obtained from the GLOBAL OBSERVATION SYSTEM (GOS), and to make such data ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology (2002)

by Dr Gwendolyn Leick

Weather-god Weather and storm gods were widely worshipped in the northern and mountainous regions of the Ancient Near East which depended on annual rainfall for the fertility of the crops. From a purely cosmic and agrarian deity, the ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

Talking about the weather has always been a favorite southern pastime. The region's folklore tradition contains a body of sayings geared toward predicting the weather. The wider the stripes on a caterpillar's back, the colder the winter. A row of ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Radar Weather Echo Intensity Levels – ATC – Radar systems cannot detect turbulence. There is a correlation between the degree of turbulence and other weather associated with thunderstorms and the radar weather echo intensity.

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Video language resources about Weather

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Quotes about Weather

I welcome the new year into my life
And for now on the new year will be a part of my life
But I could do with some warm weather
Because I am tired of this could weather
And I don't enjoy this cold weather at all (Aldo Kraas)
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Scrabble value of W4E1A1T1H4E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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