be+a+weathercock

  • 1 Weathercock — Weath er*cock , v. t. To supply with a weathercock; to serve as a weathercock for. [1913 Webster] Whose blazing wyvern weathercock the spire. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Weathercock — Weath er*cock , n. 1. A vane, or weather vane; so called because originally often in the figure of a cock, turning on the top of a spire with the wind, and showing its direction. As a wedercok that turneth his face with every wind. Chaucer. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 weathercock — ► NOUN ▪ a weathervane in the form of a cockerel …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 weathercock — [weth′ərkäk΄] n. 1. a weather vane in the shape of a rooster 2. a fickle or changeable person or thing …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 weathercock — UK [ˈweðə(r)ˌkɒk] / US [ˈweðərˌkɑk] noun [countable] Word forms weathercock : singular weathercock plural weathercocks a model of a cock (= male chicken) used as a weather vane …

    English dictionary

  • 6 weathercock — /wedh euhr kok /, n. 1. a weather vane with the figure of a rooster on it. 2. (loosely) any weather vane. 3. a person who readily adopts the latest fads, opinions, etc.: The count is the weathercock of the jet set. [1250 1300; ME wedercoc. See… …

    Universalium

  • 7 weathercock — vėjarodis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Įtaisas vėjo krypčiai nustatyti. Vėjo kryptis žymima laipsniais arba nurodoma 16 krypčių horizonto rumbais. atitikmenys: angl. weathercock vok. Wetterhahn, m; Windfahne, f rus.… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 8 weathercock — noun Date: 13th century 1. a vane often in the figure of a cock mounted so as to turn freely with the wind and show its direction 2. a person or thing that changes readily or often …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 weathercock — noun A weather vane in the shape of a cockerel …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 weathercock — Synonyms and related words: April showers, Proteus, Vicar of Bray, anemograph, anemometer, anemometrograph, anemoscope, barometer, chameleon, cloud shapes, cock, feeler, formalist, kaleidoscope, mercury, moon, pilot balloon, probe, quicksilver,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 weathercock — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. girouette, weather vane; opportunist. See changeableness …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 weathercock — weath|er|cock [ˈweðəkɔk US ərka:k] n a ↑weather vane in the shape of a male chicken …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 weathercock — weath|er|cock [ weðər,kak ] noun count a model of a ROOSTER (=male chicken) used as a WEATHER VANE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 weathercock — n. weather vane; weather vane in the shape of a cock; fickle person …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 weathercock — noun a weathervane in the form of a cockerel. verb (of a boat or aircraft) tend to turn to head into the wind …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 weathercock — noun (C) a weather vane in the shape of a cock 1 (1) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 weathercock — weath•er•cock [[t]ˈwɛð ərˌkɒk[/t]] n. 1) cvb a weather vane with the figure of a rooster on it 2) (loosely) any weather vane 3) a person who readily adopts the latest fads, opinions, etc • Etymology: 1250–1300 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 weathercock — /ˈwɛðəkɒk/ (say wedhuhkok) noun 1. a weathervane in the shape of a cock. 2. any weathervane. 3. Colloquial a fickle or inconstant person or thing. –verb (i) 4. (of an aeroplane or missile) to tend to turn into the relative wind. {weather + cock1} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 weathercock — n. 1 a weather vane (see VANE) in the form of a cock. 2 an inconstant person …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 WAINEWRIGHT, Thomas Griffiths (1794-1847) — artist, writer, and poisoner was born about October 1794 at London, the son of Thomas Wainewright and his wife Ann, daughter of Dr Thomas Griffiths. His mother died at his birth, his father a few years later, and the boy was brought up by his… …

    Dictionary of Australian Biography