Meaning of weatherproof in English:



  • Resistant to the effects of bad weather, especially rain.

    ‘the building is structurally sound and weatherproof’
    • ‘This year, the students had put up a temporary weatherproof shelter, the size of a large auditorium, to ensure that both competitors and spectators would not have to worry about a sudden spell of rain literally dampening the proceedings.’
    • ‘Opposition politicians have slammed a ‘grandiose’ project to install a massive weatherproof plasma TV screen in Hull city centre costing £675,000.’
    • ‘Firefighters were able to remove all the undamaged furniture and personal effects of the occupiers to a safe storage area before making the property safe and weatherproof.’
    • ‘‘We're building everything by hand, using wood with steel sheeting for the top, so it's extremely strong and weatherproof,’ Arkin says.’
    • ‘By Christmas the building was weatherproof.’
    • ‘He said: ‘People taking part need to bring a weatherproof jacket and sturdy shoes or boots.’’
    • ‘I'm sure that many people, the local schools' caretakers in particular, will join me in asking why we can't have a weatherproof, clean tarmac path to enjoy.’
    • ‘The clothing department specialises in weatherproof jackets and fleeces and there is a large choice of sweatshirts and accessories.’
    • ‘I was fine, wrapped in my weatherproof anorak with the hood up, and found the walk from one end of the precinct to the other a bracing and refreshing experience.’
    • ‘Its listed status means it cannot be demolished and it will cost the council £100,000 a year to ensure it remains weatherproof.’
    • ‘Using weatherproof flags approved by the Coast Guard, I attempted to signal passing ships.’
    • ‘He was wearing a houndstooth cap, a perfectly smooth, black, weatherproof jacket and blue jeans with cargo pockets.’
    • ‘It is believed the cost of restoration could be in excess of £1 million just to make the building safe and weatherproof.’
    • ‘But repairs to make the building weatherproof are estimated at more than £60,000.’
    • ‘Cemetery buildings are to be made weatherproof with a further injection of £45,000.’
    • ‘Rabbits need a large weatherproof home, kept off the ground, out of direct sunlight and strong winds.’
    • ‘Another advantage is that the map is weatherproof and will survive the worst of weather.’
    • ‘Slipped tiles and window frames also have to be replaced to make the structure weatherproof.’
    • ‘I put on a sweater, pulled my weatherproof coat on, and did the best I could to adopt a brave face.’
    • ‘Look for one that sticks to anything and is weatherproof.’
    • ‘Every few months they serve notices on the owners that they should make the building weatherproof and vandal proof.’
    resistant, impenetrable, impervious, repellent


[with object]
  • Make (something) weatherproof.

    ‘part of his day was spent weatherproofing the house’
    as adjective weatherproofed ‘the clocks are weatherproofed and can be sited permanently outdoors if required’
    as noun modifier weatherproofing ‘a cladding system with excellent weatherproofing characteristics’
    • ‘This will prevent intrusion by pigeons and other birds before the building is finally weatherproofed.’
    • ‘Smoggy pollutants get through even tiny gaps in windows, Morrison notes, especially ones that haven't been weatherproofed.’
    • ‘Turn the thermostat down, put on a sweater, weatherproof your home and seek out alternative means of heating and powering it.’
    • ‘It can then legally use the grants to weatherproof the building, remove asbestos and build roads and sewers from next spring.’
    • ‘It will weatherproof footwear, safeguard wounds, and soothe chapped lips.’
    • ‘Each stick is oiled with teak oil to weatherproof it and maintain its ‘natural’ look.’
    • ‘The windmill needs weatherproofing, rebuilding and re-capping to become habitable.’
    • ‘Exterior accesses make sense from the standpoint of convenient accessibility, but many people give up on wrestling with old wooden doors that are heavy and extremely difficult to weatherproof.’
    • ‘They installed generators, rewired houses, repaired electrical and air-conditioning systems, re-roofed or weatherproofed buildings, and maintained and repaired vehicles.’
    • ‘Where timbers are in contact with brickwork which is or might become wet because of weatherproofing defects, there is a risk that wood-rotting fungi will take hold in those timbers.’