weather-beaten


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weath·er-beat·en

(wĕth′ər-bēt′n)
adj.
1. Damaged or worn by exposure to the weather.
2. Lined or coarsened from being outdoors: a weather-beaten face.

weather-beaten

adj
1. showing signs of exposure to the weather
2. tanned or hardened by exposure to the weather

weath′er-beat`en



adj.
1. worn or damaged as a result of exposure to the weather.
2. tanned, hardened, or otherwise affected by exposure to weather: a weather-beaten face.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weather-beaten - tanned and coarsened from being outdoorsweather-beaten - tanned and coarsened from being outdoors; "a weather-beaten face"
toughened, tough - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
2.weather-beaten - worn by exposure to the weatherweather-beaten - worn by exposure to the weather; "a house of weathered shingles"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
Translations

weather-beaten

[ˈweðəˌbiːtn] ADJ [skin, face] → curtido; [wood] → deteriorado; [stone] → erosionado
the houses have a weather-beaten looken las casas se nota el efecto de los elementos

weather-beaten

[ˈwɛðəˌbiːtn] adj (rocks, building) → logorato/a dalle intemperie; (person, skin) → segnato/a dal tempo
References in classic literature ?
His weather-beaten and handsome face, his portly presence, his shirt- fronts and broad cuffs and gold links, his air of bluff distinction, impressed the humble beholders (stevedores, tally clerks, tide-waiters) as he walked ashore over the gangway of his ship lying at the Circular Quay in Sydney.
Kirke, with a shade of disappointment on his dark, weather-beaten face; "I never heard the name before.
And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate
The long line of little gray, weather-beaten houses nestled peacefully among the orange trees.
I stared at her weather-beaten side heeling steeply towards me; and then she passed out of my range of view.
The house itself, suddenly revealed, was a grim weather-beaten structure, built on the very edge of a queer, barrow-like tongue of land which ended with the house itself.
The third cook, crowned with a resplendent tin basin and wrapped royally in a table-cloth mottled with grease-spots and coffee stains, and bearing a sceptre that looked strangely like a belaying-pin, walked upon a dilapidated carpet and perched himself on the capstan, careless of the flying spray; his tarred and weather-beaten Chamberlains, Dukes and Lord High Admirals surrounded him, arrayed in all the pomp that spare tarpaulins and remnants of old sails could furnish.
The builder was an uncouth little fellow with a rough, weather-beaten face and a long white scar on his forehead; he had large, stubbly hands.
It was a long journey to Staningley for those slow-travelling days, but I did not deny myself needful refreshment on the road, nor even a night's rest at a wayside inn, choosing rather to brook a little delay than to present myself worn, wild, and weather-beaten before my mistress and her aunt, who would be astonished enough to see me without that.
Its long, red brick front with its masses of clustering chimneys, a little bare and weather-beaten, impressed him with a sense of dignity due as much to the purity of its architecture as the singularity of its situation.
Sambo in the carriage, together with a very small and weather-beaten old cow's- skin trunk with Miss Sharp's card neatly nailed upon it, which was delivered by Sambo with a grin, and packed by the coachman with a corresponding sneer--the hour for parting came; and the grief of that moment was considerably lessened by the admirable discourse which Miss Pinkerton addressed to her pupil.
This lonely spot, once used for an extempore burying-place, after a sanguinary BATTUE between the French and Austrians, is the perfection of desolation; there is nothing in sight to mark the hand of man, except the line of weather-beaten whitened posts, set up to indicate the direction of the pass in the OWDAWAKK of winter.