What does the word thermometer mean?

Usage examples for thermometer

  1. On Friday, at 10 P. M., I went as usual to take the reading of my thermometer. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  2. But they may appreciate the situation in some degree when I tell them that on that occasion I suddenly found myself about twenty miles from home, fatigued, hungry, with the night descending over the wilderness, the thermometer about thirty- five below zero, of Fahrenheit's scale, with the snow for my bed, and without that all important flint, steel and tinder, wherewith to procure fire for the cooking of my food and the warming of my frame! – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne