wether

Part of speech: noun

A castrated ram.

Part of speech: verb

To pass successfully; survive.

Part of speech: verb

To expose to the weather.

Part of speech: verb

To go to the wind ward of.

Part of speech: noun

Atmospheric conditions, as regards heat, cold, dampness, rain, winds, storms, etc.

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Usage examples "wether":

  1. Behind a low broad pine, hung with frosty mist, he heard a bell- wether of the flock in the silent fold. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. And there sat the King on a high settle, with his pink face and white hair, looking as royal as a bell- wether new washed; and on either side of him, on the same settle, sat the old fox and the young wolf. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
  3. They say that from the isle of copper, which is a league in the lake when they are minded to thwart it in a faire and calme wether, beginning from sun rising to sun sett, they come to a great island, from whence they come the next morning to firme lande att the other side; so by reason of 20 leagues a day that lake should be broad of 6 score and 10 leagues. - "Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson", Peter Esprit Radisson.