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, random sample, rolling stone, sample, shifting sands, sound, sounder, straw vote, temporizer, the weather, timepleaser, timeserver, trial balloon, trimmer, vane, water, weather vane, wheel of fortune, whirligig, wind cone, wind indicator, wind sock, wind vane, wind-speed indicator

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • weathercock — ► NOUN ▪ a weathervane in the form of a cockerel …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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