(Weath"er*board`ing), n. (Arch.) (a) The covering or siding of a building, formed of
boards lapping over one another, to exclude rain, snow, etc. (b) Boards adapted or intended for such
(Weath"er-bound`) a. Kept in port or at anchor by storms; delayed by bad weather; as, a
1. A vane, or weather vane; so called because originally often in the figure of a cock, turning on the
top of a spire with the wind, and showing its direction. "As a wedercok that turneth his face with every
Noisy weathercocks rattled and sang of mutation.Longfellow.
2. Hence, any thing or person that turns easily and frequently; one who veers with every change of current
opinion; a fickle, inconstant person.
(Weath"er*cock`), v. t. To supply with a weathercock; to serve as a weathercock for.
Whose blazing wyvern weathercock the spire.Tennyson.
(Weath"er-driv`en) a. Driven by winds or storms; forced by stress of weather. Carew.
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.
(Weath"er-fend`) v. t. To defend from the weather; to shelter. Shak.
[We] barked the white spruce to weather-fend the roof.Emerson.
Poor man's weatherglass. (Bot.) See under Poor.
(Weath"er*glass`) n. An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially
changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope.
(Weath"er*ing), n. (Geol.) The action of the elements on a rock in altering its color, texture,
or composition, or in rounding off its edges.
(Weath"er*li*ness) n. (Naut.) The quality of being weatherly.
(Weath"er*ly), a. (Naut.) Working, or able to sail, close to the wind; as, a weatherly ship.
(Weath"er*most`) a. (Naut.) Being farthest to the windward.
(Weath"er*proof`) a. Proof against rough weather.
(Weath"er*wise`) a. Skillful in forecasting the changes of the weather. Hakluyt.
(Weath"er*wis`er) n. [Cf. Waywiser.] Something that foreshows the weather. [Obs.]