conditions vs weather what difference

what is difference between conditions and weather

English

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈdɪʃənz/

Noun

conditions

  1. plural of condition.

Verb

conditions

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of condition

French

Noun

conditions f

  1. plural of condition


English

Etymology

From Middle English weder, wedir, from Old English weder, from Proto-Germanic *wedrą, from Proto-Indo-European *wedʰrom (=*we-dʰrom), from *h₂weh₁- (to blow). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Weeder, West Frisian waar, Dutch weer, Low German Weder, German Wetter, Danish vejr, Swedish väder, Norwegian Bokmål vær, Norwegian Nynorsk vêr, Icelandic veður; also more distantly related to Russian вёдро (vjódro, fair weather) and perhaps Albanian vrëndë (light rain).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɛðə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɛðɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛðə(r)
  • Homophones: wether, whether (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
  • Hyphenation: wea‧ther

Noun

weather (countable and uncountable, plural weathers)

  1. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, relative humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.
  2. Unpleasant or destructive atmospheric conditions, and their effects.
  3. (nautical) The direction from which the wind is blowing; used attributively to indicate the windward side.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, 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.
  4. (countable, figuratively) A situation.
  5. (obsolete) A storm; a tempest.
    • What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud / My thoughts presage!
  6. (obsolete) A light shower of rain.
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Synonyms

  • (state of the atmosphere): meteorology
  • (windward side): weatherboard

Hyponyms

  • dirty weather
  • space weather

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

weather (not comparable)

  1. (sailing, geology) Facing towards the flow of a fluid, usually air.
    weather side, weather helm

Synonyms

  • (nautical) windward

Antonyms

  • (nautical, geology) lee

Verb

weather (third-person singular simple present weathers, present participle weathering, simple past and past participle weathered)

  1. To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects.
    • 1856, Hugh Miller, The Cruise of the Betsey
      The organisms [] seem indestructible, while the hard matrix in which they are embedded has weathered from around them.
  2. (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist.
    • April 18, 1850, Frederick William Robertson, An Address Delivered to the Members of the Working Man’s Institute
      You will weather the difficulties yet.
  3. To break down, of rocks and other materials, under the effects of exposure to rain, sunlight, temperature, and air.
  4. (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat ’round.
  5. (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage.
  6. (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
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Derived terms

  • overweather
  • unweather
  • weather the storm

Translations

Anagrams

  • weareth, whate’er, whereat, wreathe

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