weather vane

weather vane
Synonyms and related words:
April showers, Proteus, aerological instrument, anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, aneroid barometer, aneroidograph, barograph, barometer, barometrograph, chameleon, cloud shapes, cock, feeler, glass, hurricane-hunter aircraft, hygrometer, kaleidoscope, mercury, moon, pilot balloon, probe, quicksilver, radiosonde, random sample, recording barometer, rolling stone, sample, shifting sands, sound, sounder, straw vote, the weather, trial balloon, vacuometer, vane, water, weather balloon, weather instrument, weather satellite, weathercock, weatherglass, wheel of fortune, whirligig, wind cone, wind indicator, wind sock, wind vane, wind-speed indicator

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  • weather vane — also weathervane, 1721, from WEATHER (Cf. weather) + VANE (Cf. vane) …   Etymology dictionary

  • weather vane — n. a vane that swings in the wind to show the direction from which the wind is blowing …   English World dictionary

  • weather vane — weather vanes N COUNT A weather vane is a metal object on the roof of a building which turns round as the wind blows. It is used to show the direction of the wind …   English dictionary

  • weather vane — n a metal object fixed to the top of a building that blows around to show the direction the wind is coming from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weather vane — weather ,vane noun count an object, often an ARROW or a model of a ROOSTER, that is attached to the top of a building and points in the direction the wind is coming from …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Weather vane — A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. Very often these are in the shape of cockerels and are called weather cocks. Arrows are also popular …   Wikipedia

  • weather vane — noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind • Syn: ↑weathervane, ↑vane, ↑wind vane • Hypernyms: ↑mechanical device • Hyponyms: ↑weathercock, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • weather vane — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms weather vane : singular weather vane plural weather vanes an object, often an arrow or a model of a cock, that is fixed to the top of a building and points in the direction that the wind is coming from …   English dictionary

  • weather vane — noun A mechanical device rotating around one axis and attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. Syn: weathercock …   Wiktionary

  • weather vane — a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, for indicating the direction of the wind. Also, weathervane. Also called vane, wind vane. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

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