weatherglass
noun Date: 1695 a simple instrument for showing changes in atmospheric pressure by the changing level of liquid in a spout connected with a closed reservoir; broadly barometer

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  • Weatherglass — Weath er*glass , n. An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope. [1913 Webster] {Poor man s weatherglass}. (Bot.) See under {Poor}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weatherglass — [weth′ər glas΄] n. BAROMETER (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • weatherglass — /wedh euhr glas , glahs /, n. any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere. [1620 30; WEATHER + GLASS] * * * …   Universalium

  • weatherglass — n. barometer, instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure or other atmospheric conditions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • weatherglass — weath•er•glass [[t]ˈwɛð ərˌglæs, ˌglɑs[/t]] n. mer any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • weatherglass — /ˈwɛðəglas/ (say wedhuhglahs) noun any of various instruments, as a barometer or a hygroscope, designed to indicate the state of the atmosphere …   Australian English dictionary

  • weatherglass — noun a simple barometer for indicating changes in atmospheric pressure • Hypernyms: ↑barometer * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: weather (I) 1. obsolete …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poor man's weatherglass — Weatherglass Weath er*glass , n. An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope. [1913 Webster] {Poor man s weatherglass}. (Bot.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poor-man's-weatherglass — raudonžiedis progailis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raktažolinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Anagallis arvensis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anagallis arvensis angl. bird s eye; common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • shepherd's-weatherglass — raudonžiedis progailis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raktažolinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Anagallis arvensis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Anagallis arvensis angl. bird s eye; common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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