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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weath·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weathered p. pr. & vb. n. Weathering.]
 1. To expose to the air; to air; to season by exposure to air.
 [An eagle] soaring through his wide empire of the air
 To weather his broad sails.   --Spenser.
    This gear lacks weathering.   --Latimer.
 2. Hence, to sustain the trying effect of; to bear up against and overcome; to sustain; to endure; to resist; as, to weather the storm.
    For I can weather the roughest gale.   --Longfellow.
    You will weather the difficulties yet.   --F. W. Robertson.
 3. Naut. To sail or pass to the windward of; as, to weather a cape; to weather another ship.
 4. Falconry To place (a hawk) unhooded in the open air.
 To weather a point. (a) Naut. To pass a point of land, leaving it on the lee side. (b) Hence, to gain or accomplish anything against opposition.
 To weather out, to encounter successfully, though with difficulty; as, to weather out a storm.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weath·ered a.
 1. Arch. Made sloping, so as to throw off water; as, a weathered cornice or window sill.
 2. Geol. Having the surface altered in color, texture, or composition, or the edges rounded off by exposure to the elements.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : worn by exposure to the weather; "a house of weathered
            shingles" [syn: weather-beaten, weatherworn]