Wether vs Climate - What's the difference?

wether | climate |


As nouns the difference between wether and climate

is that wether is a castrated buck goat while climate is (obsolete) an area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.

As verbs the difference between wether and climate

is that wether is to castrate a male sheep or goat while climate is (poetic|obsolete) to dwell.

wether

English

Alternative forms

* (dialectal)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A castrated buck goat.
  • A castrated ram.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1527 , author=George Joye , title= The storie of my state after the bishop had receyued the pryours letters , chapter= citation , isbn= , page= , passage=There was a great fyer in the chamber, the wether was colde, and I saw now and then a Bishop come out;}} (cited after Samuel Roffey Maitland, 1866, p. 8)

    Derived terms

    * bellwether

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To castrate a male sheep or goat.
  • climate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.
  • (obsolete) A region of the Earth.
  • The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years).
  • (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation.
  • Industries that require a lot of fossil fuels are unlikely to be popular in the current political climate .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=In polling by the Pew Research Center in November 2008, fully half the respondents thought the two parties would cooperate more in the coming year, versus only 36 percent who thought the climate would grow more adversarial. }}

    Derived terms

    * acclimate * acclimatise, acclimatize * climate change * political climate

    Verb

    (climat)
  • (poetic, obsolete) To dwell.
  • * 1610 , , V. i. 169:
  • The blessed gods / Purge all infection from our air whilst you / Do climate here!

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