1 (meteorological) condition(s), climate:
The weather suddenly changed, and we arrived home cold and wet.
2 under the weather. ailing, ill, sickly, unwell, indisposed, out of sorts, sick, Colloq poorly, seedy:
I didn't go sailing because I was feeling a bit under the weather.
3 stand, survive, suffer, bear up against, endure, withstand, rise above, ride out, live through, brave:
Gemma didn't think she could weather much more sarcasm from the critics.
beautiful, excellent, fair, fine, glorious, good, ideal, lovely,
perfect, superb | adverse,
appalling, atrocious, awful, bad, dismal, dreadful, foul, gloomy, grim, inclement, inhospitable, lousy, miserable, nasty, rotten, rough, terrible, vile, wretched | hot, humid, muggy, sultry, warm | mild | bright, clear, sunny | calm | dry | reliable, settled | changeable, fickle, uncertain, unpredictable, unsettled | extreme, fierce, harsh, severe, violent, wild | bitter, cold, freezing, frosty, icy, wintry | cool | cloudy, grey | damp, rainy, wet | foggy | blustery, stormy, windy | unseasonable/unseasonal, unseasonably/unseasonally …
a spell of unseasonally wet weather.
VERB + WEATHER
Deciding to brave the weather, he grabbed his umbrella and went out.
WEATHER + VERB
clear (up), improve, let up, warm up
We'll go just as soon as this weather lets up.
| hold out, keep up
If the weather holds out we could go swimming later.
Bad weather threatened.
| break, deteriorate, worsen
It was warm and sunny until the weekend, but then the weather broke.
| become sth, get sth, turn sth
Next day the weather turned cold.
| remain sth, stay sth | close in, set in
The weather closed in and the climbers had to take shelter. I wanted to mend the roof before the cold weather set in.
| allow, permit
I sat outside as often as the weather allowed. We're having a barbecue next Saturday, weather permitting. (You cannot say ‘weather allowing’.)
| prevent sth
Stormy weather prevented any play in today's tennis.
WEATHER + NOUN
The plane crashed into the sea in adverse weather conditions.
| patterns, system
the effects of global warming on the world's weather patterns The Atlantic weather systems had been kind.
| forecast, report | data, records | satellite, station | chart, map
a change in the weather
We hadn't bargained for such a dramatic change in the weather.
| in all weathers
The lifeboat crews go out in all weathers.
| the vagaries of the weather
She packed all kinds of clothes to cope with the vagaries of the English weather.
| whatever the weather
He swims in the sea every day, whatever the weather. verb
1 pass safely through sth
Their company had weathered the recession well.
VERB + WEATHER
(figurative) The company has managed to weather the storm.
2 change in appearance because of the sun/air/wind
Some of the stone has weathered quite badly.
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