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English → English (gcide) Definition: Stress of weather Stress \Stress\, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See Distress.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance. [1913 Webster] The faculties of the mind are improved by exercise, yet they must not be put to a stress beyond their strength. --Locke. [1913 Webster] A body may as well lay too little as too much stress upon a dream. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mech. & Physics) The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress. --Rankine. [1913 Webster] Stress is the mutual action between portions of matter. --Clerk Maxwell. [1913 Webster] 4. (Pron.) Force of utterance expended upon words or syllables. Stress is in English the chief element in accent and is one of the most important in emphasis. See Guide to pronunciation, [sect][sect] 31-35. [1913 Webster] 5. (Scots Law) Distress; the act of distraining; also, the thing distrained. [1913 Webster] Stress of voice, unusual exertion of the voice. Stress of weather, constraint imposed by continued bad weather; as, to be driven back to port by stress of weather. To lay stress upon, to attach great importance to; to emphasize. “Consider how great a stress is laid upon this duty.” --Atterbury. To put stress upon, or To put to a stress, to strain. [1913 Webster] Weather \Weath"er\, n. [OE. weder, AS. weder; akin to OS. wedar, OFries. weder, D. weder, we[^e]r, G. wetter, OHG. wetar, Icel. ve[eth]r, Dan. veir, Sw. v["a]der wind, air, weather, and perhaps to OSlav. vedro fair weather; or perhaps to Lith. vetra storm, Russ. vieter', vietr', wind, and E. wind. Cf. Wither.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness, or any other meteorological phenomena; meteorological condition of the atmosphere; as, warm weather; cold weather; wet weather; dry weather, etc. [1913 Webster] Not amiss to cool a man's stomach this hot weather. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Fair weather cometh out of the north. --Job xxxvii. 22. [1913 Webster] 2. Vicissitude of season; meteorological change; alternation of the state of the air. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Storm; tempest. [1913 Webster] What gusts of weather from that gathering cloud My thoughts presage! --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. A light rain; a shower. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] Stress of weather, violent winds; force of tempests. To make fair weather, to flatter; to give flattering representations. [R.] To make good weather, or To make bad weather (Naut.), to endure a gale well or ill; -- said of a vessel. --Shak. Under the weather, ill; also, financially embarrassed. [Colloq. U. S.] --Bartlett. Weather box. Same as Weather house, below. --Thackeray. Weather breeder, a fine day which is supposed to presage foul weather. Weather bureau, a popular name for the signal service. See Signal service, under Signal, a. [U. S.] Weather cloth (Naut.), a long piece of canvas of tarpaulin used to preserve the hammocks from injury by the weather when stowed in the nettings. Weather door. (Mining) See Trapdoor, 2. Weather gall. Same as Water gall, 2. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. Weather house, a mechanical contrivance in the form of a house, which indicates changes in atmospheric conditions by the appearance or retirement of toy images. [1913 Webster] Peace to the artist whose ingenious thought Devised the weather house, that useful toy! --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Weather molding, or Weather moulding (Arch.), a canopy or cornice over a door or a window, to throw off the rain. Weather of a windmill sail, the obliquity of the sail, or the angle which it makes with its plane of revolution. Weather report, a daily report of meteorological observations, and of probable changes in the weather; esp., one published by government authority. Weather spy, a stargazer; one who foretells the weather. [R.] --Donne. Weather strip (Arch.), a strip of wood, rubber, or other material, applied to an outer door or window so as to cover the joint made by it with the sill, casings, or threshold, in order to exclude rain, snow, cold air, etc. [1913 Webster]

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