Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adverb


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Part of speech: noun

An instrument for indicating atmospheric pressure; used for foretelling the weather, etc.

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Usage examples "barometer":

  1. Since Herr Nordeck's return from the border- station on the previous evening in the company of Countess Morynska, the barometer had stood at stormy point in the upper regions of the great house- of this there was but too good evidence. - "Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.
  2. Unable to extort any prognosis of the weather from Krupitschka, the major turned to the barometer; but that stood, as it had done uninterruptedly for the past fortnight, at 'Changeable. - "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
  3. My assistant tried to hold up the machine as long as possible, but we were now down to 300 meters, then the barometer registered 250. We both noticed a large, apparently smooth field, and the final volplane began. - "The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen", Kenneth Ward.