Weather vs Muggy - What's the difference?

weather | muggy |


As a noun weather

is the short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

As a verb weather

is to expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.

As a adjective muggy is

humid, or hot and humid.

weather

Noun

  • The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
  • Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and their effects.
  • Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather .
  • (nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
  • * 1851 , , Moby-Dick , ch. 3:
  • One complained of a bad cold in his head, upon which Jonah mixed him a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses, which he swore was a sovereign cure for all colds and catarrhs whatsoever, never mind of how long standing, or whether caught off the coast of Labrador, or on the weather side of an ice-island.
  • (countable, figuratively) A situation.
  • (obsolete) A storm; a tempest.
  • * Dryden
  • What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud / My thoughts presage!
  • (obsolete) A light shower of rain.
  • (Wyclif)

    Synonyms

    * (state of the atmosphere) meteorology * (windward side) weatherboard

    Derived terms

    * all-weather * CAVOK * dirty weather * fair-weather * fair-weather friend * how's the weather * macroweather * NWR * NWS * space weather * under the weather * weather balloon * weather-beaten * weather-bit * weatherboard * weather-bound * weathercast * weathercock * weather deck * weather eye * weather forecast * weather front * weather gauge * weatherise / weatherize * weather loach * weatherly * weatherman * weather map * weather pains * weatherperson * weatherproof * weather report * weather shore * weather speak * weatherstrip * weather summary * weather vane * weather-wise / weatherwise * wet-weather

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
  • * H. Miller
  • The organisms seem indestructible, while the hard matrix in which they are embedded has weathered from around them.
  • * Spenser
  • [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air / To weather his broad sails.
  • (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
  • * Longfellow
  • For I can weather the roughest gale.
  • * F. W. Robertson
  • You will weather the difficulties yet.
  • (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
  • to weather''' a cape; to '''weather another ship
  • (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
  • Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.
  • (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
  • Derived terms

    * weather the storm

    muggy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • humid, or hot and humid.
  • Synonyms

    * (of the weather) , oppressive, sultry