weather Definition

the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc..

Using weather: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "weather" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The weather is nice today.

  • Example

    The weather forecast predicts heavy rain tomorrow.

  • Example

    The hot weather is making me feel tired.

  • Example

    The cold weather is causing my hands to freeze.

weather Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for weather

Idioms Using weather

  • to make something more difficult than it needs to be


    He always makes heavy weather of simple tasks.

  • to survive a difficult situation


    Despite the economic crisis, the company managed to weather the storm and remain profitable.

  • in any kind of weather


    The postman delivers mail in all weathers.

Phrases with weather

  • a period of good weather


    We decided to go on a picnic during the fair weather.

  • a period of bad weather


    The sailors were stranded at sea due to the foul weather.

  • feeling unwell or sick


    I can't come to work today because I'm feeling under the weather.

Origins of weather

from Old English 'weder', meaning 'sky, climate, weather'


Summary: weather in Brief

The term 'weather' [ˈwɛðər] refers to the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time, including factors such as heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, and precipitation. It can be described as either good or bad, exemplified by 'The weather is nice today.' and 'The hot weather is making me feel tired.' Phrases like 'fair weather' and 'foul weather' describe periods of good and bad weather, respectively, while 'under the weather' means feeling unwell. Idioms like 'weather the storm' and 'in all weathers' denote surviving difficult situations and being able to function in any kind of weather.

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