unweathered

weathered

[weth-erd]
adjective
1.
seasoned or otherwise affected by exposure to the weather.
2.
(of wood) artificially treated to seem discolored or stained by the action of air, rain, etc.
3.
(of rocks) worn, disintegrated, or changed in color or composition by weathering.
4.
Architecture. made sloping or inclined, as a window sill, to prevent the lodgment of water.

Origin:
1780–90; weather + -ed2

unweathered, adjective
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weathered (ˈwɛðəd)
 
adj
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

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weather
O.E. weder, from P.Gmc. *wedran (cf. O.S. wedar, O.N. veðr, O.Fris., M.Du., Du. weder, O.H.G. wetar, Ger. Wetter "storm, wind, weather"), from PIE *we-dhro-, "weather," from base *we- "to blow" (see wind (n.)). Spelling with -th- first appeared 15c., though pronunciation
may be much older. Verb sense of "come through safely" is from 1655; that of "wear away by exposure" is from 1757. Weather-beaten is from 1530. Under the weather "indisposed" is from 1827. Weatherman "one who observes the weather" is attested from 1901. Gk. had words for "good weather" (aithria, eudia) and words for "storm" and "winter," but no generic word for "weather" until kairos (lit. "time") began to be used as such in Byzantine times. L. tempestas "weather" (see tempest) also originally meant "time;" and words for "time" also came to mean weather in Ir. (aimsir), Serbo-Cr. (vrijeme), Pol. (czas), etc.
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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.
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weather definition


The daily conditions of the atmosphere in terms of temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, and moisture.

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