Cli·mate, v. i. To dwell. [Poetic] --Shak.
1. Anc. Geog. One of thirty regions or zones, parallel to the equator, into which the surface of the earth from the equator to the pole was divided, according to the successive increase of the length of the midsummer day.
2. The condition of a place in relation to various phenomena of the atmosphere, as temperature, moisture, etc., especially as they affect animal or vegetable life.
n 1: the weather in some location averaged over some long period
of time; "the dank climate of southern Wales"; "plants
from a cold clime travel best in winter" [syn: clime]
2: the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of
opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since
the last election" [syn: mood]