The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, relative 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. (countable, figurative) A situation. (obsolete) A storm; a tempest. (obsolete) A light shower of rain. (sailing, geology) Facing towards the flow of a fluid, usually air. To expose to the weather, or show the effects of such exposure, or to withstand such effects. (by extension) To sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to endure; to resist. To break down, of rocks and other materials, under the effects of exposure to rain, sunlight, temperature, and air. (nautical) To pass to windward in a vessel, especially to beat 'round. (nautical) To endure or survive an event or action without undue damage. (falconry) To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.