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A device that pivots on a vertical spindle to indicate wind direction.
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Noun1.weathervane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structureweathervane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
weathercock - weathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster
wind tee - weather vane shaped like a T and located at an airfield
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(ˈweθə) noun
conditions in the atmosphere, especially as regards heat or cold, wind, rain, snow etc. The weather is too hot for me; stormy weather; (also adjective) a weather chart/report, the weather forecast.
1. to affect or be affected by exposure to the air, resulting in drying, change of colour, shape etc. The wind and sea have weathered the rocks quite smooth.
2. to survive safely. The ship weathered the storm although she was badly damaged.
ˈweatherbeaten adjective
showing effects of exposure to the weather. a weatherbeaten face.
ˈweathercock, ˈweathervane nouns
a piece of metal (often in the form of a farmyard cock), placed on top of a building, which turns to show the direction of the wind.
weatherperson noun
(also weather forecaster; ~weatherman; ~weathergirl) a person who gives weather forecast on television or radio.
make heavy weather of
to find it very (often unnecessarily) difficult to do (something). She's making heavy weather of typing that letter.
under the weather
in poor health. I'm feeling under the weather this week.

weather refers to climate: fine weather .
whether is a conjunction: Do you know whether he is coming?
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