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weather forecast  

     ( weather forecasts    plural  ) A weather forecast is a statement saying what the weather will be like the next day or for the next few days.      n-count  
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weather     ( weathers    3rd person present)   ( weathering    present participle)   ( weathered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   The weather is the condition of the atmosphere in one area at a particular time, for example if it is raining, hot, or windy.  
The weather was bad..., I like cold weather..., Fishing is possible in virtually any weather., ...the weather conditions.     
2       verb   If something such as wood or rock weathers or is weathered, it changes colour or shape as a result of the wind, sun, rain, or cold.  
Unpainted wooden furniture weathers to a grey colour...      V  
This rock has been weathered and eroded.      be V-ed, Also V n  
  weathered      adj   (=weather-beaten)  
The facade of the building was a little weathered..., The man had a worn, weathered face.     
3       verb   If you weather a difficult time or a difficult situation, you survive it and are able to continue normally after it has passed or ended.  
The government has weathered its worst political crisis.      V n  
    to weather the storm  
    storm  
4    If you say that someone is making heavy weather of a task, you are critical of them because they are doing it in an inefficient way and are making it seem more difficult than it really is.  
  (BRIT)  
make heavy weather of something      phrase   V inflects, PHR n     (disapproval)    Some of the riders in this section made heavy weather of the cross-country race.     
5    If you say that you are under the weather, you mean that you feel slightly ill.  
under the weather      phrase   v-link PHR   (=unwell)  
I was still feeling a bit under the weather.     


fair-weather     
You use fair-weather to refer to someone who offers help to someone, or who takes part in a particular activity, only when it is easy or pleasant for them to do so.      adj   ADJ n     (disapproval)    ...a fair-weather friend.     
weather-beaten   , weatherbeaten  
1       adj   If your face or skin is weather-beaten, it is rough with deep lines because you have spent a lot of time outside in bad weather.  
usu ADJ n   (=weathered)  
...a stout man with a ruddy, weather-beaten face.     
2       adj   Something that is weather-beaten is rough and slightly damaged after being outside for a long time.   (=weathered)  
They would look out through the cracks of their weather-beaten door.     
weather forecast        ( weather forecasts    plural  ) A weather forecast is a statement saying what the weather will be like the next day or for the next few days.      n-count  
weather forecaster        ( weather forecasters    plural  ) A weather forecaster is a person whose job is to study weather conditions and make reports predicting what the weather will be like for the next few days.      n-count  
weather girl        ( weather girls    plural  ) A weather girl is a young woman who presents weather forecasts at regular times on television or radio.      n-count  
weather station        ( weather stations    plural  ) A weather station is a place where facts about the weather are recorded and studied.      n-count  
weather vane        ( weather vanes    plural  ) A weather vane is a metal object on the roof of a building which turns round as the wind blows. It is used to show the direction of the wind.      n-count  

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weather  


      n  
1    climate, conditions  
2    under the weather:     
a    ailing, below par, ill, indisposed, nauseous, not well, off-colour, out of sorts, poorly     (informal)   seedy     (informal)   sick  
b    crapulent, crapulous, drunk, flying     (slang)   groggy     (informal)   hung over     (informal)   inebriated, intoxicated, one over the eight     (slang)   the worse for drink, three sheets in the wind     (informal)   under the influence     (informal)  
      vb  
3    expose, harden, season, toughen  
4    bear up against, brave, come through, endure, get through, live through, make it     (informal)   overcome, pull through, resist, ride out, rise above, stand, stick it out     (informal)   suffer, surmount, survive, withstand  
  
Antonyms     
  
4    cave in, collapse, fail, fall, give in, go under, succumb, surrender, yield  
    atmosphere  

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