to come through a very difficult situation safely:
The company weathered the storm of objections to the scheme.
Northern Ireland weathered the recession better than any other region in the UK.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
if rock, wood, or someone's face is weathered by the wind, sun, rain etc, or if it weathers, it changes colour or shape over a period of time:
The brick has weathered to a lovely pinky-brown.
Her face was weathered by the sun.