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weather-vane

weath·er-vane
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er veyn]
    • /ˈwɛð ər veɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er veyn]
    • /ˈwɛð ər veɪn/

Definition of weather-vane word

  • noun weather-vane a device, as a rod to which a freely rotating pointer is attached, for indicating the direction of the wind. 1

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Origin of weather-vane

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25

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Parts of speech for Weather-vane

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

weather-vane popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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