|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||affected by exposure to the action of the weather|
|2.||(of rocks and rock formations) eroded, decomposed, or otherwise altered by the action of water, wind, frost, heat, etc|
|3.||(of a sill, roof, etc) having a sloped surface so as to allow rainwater to run off|
|4.||(of wood) artificially stained so as to appear weather-beaten: weathered garden furniture|
|weather (wě'ər) Pronunciation Key
The state of the atmosphere at a particular time and place. Weather is described in terms of variable conditions such as temperature, humidity, wind velocity, precipitation, and barometric pressure. Weather on Earth occurs primarily in the troposphere, or lower atmosphere, and is driven by energy from the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. The average weather conditions of a region over time are used to define a region's climate.