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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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  • By the roadside, or rather the sidewalk, were sitting on their bags some hardy, weather-beaten looking men.

    The Falling Flag Edward M. Boykin
  • They were a fine looking lot of men, bronzed and weather-beaten and soldierly.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • Two or three of the debased, weather-beaten faces impressed themselves on his memory.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • Actual tears irrigated the furrows of his weather-beaten and unwashed cheeks.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • Marion studied the serious, weather-beaten faces with new interest.

    Asa Holmes Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The old grey house at home, quaint and weather-beaten, rose before him.

    In Kings' Byways Stanley J. Weyman
  • The officer was tugging at Van's arm, astonishment and black rage showing in his weather-beaten countenance.

  • It was a dreary, unaccustomed sort of crack in his weather-beaten face.

    In Apple-Blossom Time Clara Louise Burnham
  • Old and weather-beaten it seemed, even in the distance, which lent it no enchantment in the bright morning light.

    The Colonel's Dream Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Old, weather-beaten houses they were—a dozen, perhaps, in all.

British Dictionary definitions for weather-beaten


showing signs of exposure to the weather
tanned or hardened by exposure to the weather
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