- A device that shows the direction the wind is blowing.
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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 — 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 … Moby Thesaurus
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