Weather vs Weatherlike - What's the difference?

weather | weatherlike |


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.

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

    weatherlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling the weather in some way; changeable, unpredictable, following a seasonal pattern, etc.