HyperDic: vane

English > 4 senses of the word vane:
NOUNartifactvane, weathervane, weather vane, wind vanemechanical device attached to an elevated structure
artifactvanea fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
artifactvane, bladeflat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
animalvane, webthe flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
vane > pronunciation
Soundsvey'n
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English > vane: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningmechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind.
Synonymsweathervane, weather vane, wind vane
Narrowerweathercockweathervane with a vane in the form of a rooster
wind teeweather vane shaped like a T and located at an airfield
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishveleta
Catalanpenell
English > vane: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it.
Part ofarrowA projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other
missileA rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives
BroaderfinA stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish
English > vane: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningFlat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water.
Synonymblade
Part ofhelicopter, chopper, whirlybird, eggbeaterAn aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
oarAn implement used to propel or steer a boat
propeller, propellorA mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
turbinerotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
windmill, aerogenerator, wind generatorgenerator that extracts usable energy from winds
Narrowerfan bladeblade of a rotating fan
impellerThe blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)
paddleA blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel
rudder bladeThe vertical blade on a rudder
Broaderrotating mechanismA mechanism that rotates
Spanishaspa
Catalanaspa
English > vane: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningThe flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.
Synonymweb
Part offeather, plume, plumageThe light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
PartsbarbOne of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather
BroaderbladeA broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue)
Spanishaspa, vexilo
Catalanaspa

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