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[weth -er-beet-n] /ˈwɛð ərˌbit n/
bearing evidences of wear or damage as a result of exposure to the weather.
tanned, hardened, or otherwise affected by exposure to weather:
a weather-beaten face.
Origin of weather-beaten
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The weather-beaten concrete exteriors of the city's buildings speak of long, harsh winters.
  • Slowly the lights rise, and stern, weather-beaten faces become visible.
  • There it is on the corner: weather-beaten yellow brick, with red-and-white awnings.
  • The grocery is in a weather-beaten building, the only retail business on what some might call the wrong side of the tracks.
  • There were two with strikingly similar features: both adults, both weather-beaten, both golden.
  • By simply replacing a damaged or weather-beaten metal mailbox with a new one, you can make a noticeable improvement.
  • The tattered, faded and weather-beaten register revealed no signatures.
  • The six of us loaded up our equipment into our old, weather-beaten van.
  • Some icebergs were craggy and weather-beaten, possibly old icebergs that had been exposed to wind and sea.
  • The house is an unpainted, weather-beaten, two-story building.
British Dictionary definitions for weather-beaten


showing signs of exposure to the weather
tanned or hardened by exposure to the weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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