Weather vs Weatherlike - What's the difference?
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 an adjective weatherlike is
resembling the weather in some way; changeable, unpredictable, following a seasonal pattern, etc.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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.
(nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
* 1851 , , Moby-Dick , ch. 3:
- Wooden garden furniture must be well oiled as it is continuously exposed to weather .
(countable, figuratively) A situation.
(obsolete) A storm; a tempest.
- 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.
(obsolete) A light shower of rain.
- What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud / My thoughts presage!
* (state of the atmosphere) meteorology
* (windward side) weatherboard
* dirty weather
* fair-weather friend
* how's the weather
* space weather
* under the weather
* weather balloon
* weather deck
* weather eye
* weather forecast
* weather front
* weather gauge
* weatherise / weatherize
* weather loach
* weather map
* weather pains
* weather report
* weather shore
* weather speak
* weather summary
* weather vane
* weather-wise / weatherwise
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.
(by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
- [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air / To weather his broad sails.
* F. W. Robertson
- For I can weather the roughest gale.
(nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round.
- You will weather the difficulties yet.
(nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
- to weather''' a cape; to '''weather another ship
(falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
- Joshua weathered a collision with a freighter near South Africa.
* weather the storm
Resembling the weather in some way; changeable, unpredictable, following a seasonal pattern, etc.