from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, used especially in weather forecasting.
- n. Something that registers or responds to fluctuations; an indicator: Opinion polls serve as a barometer of the public mood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
- n. Anything used as a gauge or indicator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for measuring the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, invented by Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian mathematician and physicist, in 1643.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
Amphibians are what we call barometer species of our planet's health.
The variation in the barometer is the surest sign.
On Nov. 17, 1884, Bell's lab recorded the word "barometer" several times on a glass disc with a beam of light.
My ultimate Obama-barometer is my ex-partner Giuseppe.
Miss West says the barometer is down, but that the warning has been too long, for the Plate, to amount to anything.
Custer calling Crabb "a perfect reverse barometer" is mirrored in the way the wise men of the Bush administration (and the Washington Post, et al.) dismissed the DFH's who opposed the invasion of Iraq.
So far our country's barometer is National Bookstore's and Powerbooks' bestsellers list.
Perhaps a barometer is Baylor (2-4, 0-4), which dropped to 0-11 in the all-time series.
The decline in the BCI, a short term barometer of business confidence based on 12 key economic indicators, was the net result of deteriorations in six of the 12 sub-indices.
Pig iron is often called the barometer of industrial activity: the production of it increased with regularity during the years 1862, 1863 and 1864 and its price rose in a still greater ratio.