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Below you will find the definition of barometer, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
EXAMPLES - Barometer in a Sentence
- The variation in the barometer is the surest sign. (source)
- "Are you sure your barometer is a trustworthy one?" (source)
- My ultimate Obama-barometer is my ex-partner Giuseppe. (source)
- Instead, the barometer was their English-language skills. (source)
- The lowness of the mercury in the barometer is a sign of rain. (source)
- A: The barometer is the yield on 10-year treasury bills, Taylor said. (source)
- Another barometer could be the deal the Cardinals 'Albert Pujols gets. (source)
- A barometer is a device for measuring the weight or pressure of the air. (source)
- The overall confidence index, known as the barometer index, rose by five points. (source)
- The only way to become a barometer is to be the first person to marry a baronette. (source)
- If the barometer is the 1985-86 bench, then the 2009-10 bench is way ahead of schedule. (source)
- So far our country's barometer is National Bookstore's and Powerbooks' bestsellers list. (source)
- It would be an unjust and ungrateful thing to say that a barometer is a stupid contrivance. (source)
- "Our kind of barometer of 'this is good' and 'this is bull - [expletive]' was very similar." (source)
- It's the type of stretch some coaches refer to as a barometer to measure how far their teams have come. (source)
- To me, Israel is a "barometer" of not only what is in store for us Jews, but for the Western free world. (source)
- "Because such a sudden fall in the barometer is a sure sign of approaching bad weather," answered the captain. (source)
- Some analysts see these elections as a "barometer" for sentiment and public opinion in the Middle East in general. (source)
- Miss West says the barometer is down, but that the warning has been too long, for the Plate, to amount to anything. (source)
- I cannot boast the same of myself; the state of the barometer, which is so favorable to you, brings on my spasms, and (source)
- The barometer is a key indicator of a retailer's health because it excludes stores that opened or closed during the year. (source)
- Many analysts continue to view these elections as a "barometer" for sentiment and public opinion in the Middle East in general. (source)
- Another way to judge a company is by its earnings per share, but then again this is more of a short term barometer and very unstable. (source)
- The barometer was a little lower than usual; but the progress of the horary variations or small atmospheric tides, was no way interrupted. (source)
- And on the other side of the barometer is another card of the same kind and size which says: 'As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.' (source)
- The height of the barometer is the perpendicular distance between the surface of the mercury in the cistern and the upper surface of the mercurial column. (source)
- ZAGREB (AP) - Croatians voted in local elections yesterday, choosing mayors and governors in a midterm barometer of the ruling conservative party's popularity. (source)
- Thus, the outcome of the Greek debt crisis is a "near-term barometer" of governments 'ability to control their fiscal situations without sparking market panics, he says. (source)
- The decline in the BCI, a short term barometer of business confidence based on 12 key economic indicators, was the net result of deteriorations in six of the 12 sub-indices. (source)
- The Chicago PMI the barometer was the highest since 1988 and pending homes sales being strong is important, as there's between six and 10 months of excess housing supply out there. (source)
- The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings, as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air at rest, and the weathercock the humble servant of the air in motion. (source)
- Pig iron is often called the barometer of industrial activity: the production of it increased with regularity during the years 1862, 1863 and 1864 and its price rose in a still greater ratio. (source)
- Custer calling Crabb "a perfect reverse barometer" is mirrored in the way the wise men of the Bush administration (and the Washington Post, et al.) dismissed the DFH's who opposed the invasion of Iraq. (source)
- The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), often described as the barometer of Indian equities, rose nearly 10 percent in the nine straight weeks ended May 8, to make it the longest weekly rally since July 24, 2006. (source)
- I once asked the doctor o 'a ship that question, and says he to me,' Tom, 'says he, 'a barometer is a glass tube filled with quicksilver or mercury, which is a metal in a soft or fluid state, like water, you know, and it's meant for tellin' the state (source)
- In practice, though, in this election the unprecedented fundraising by both candidates for national and state party committees undermines the possibility that the public grant really equalizes resources and takes the candidates out of the money chase. termed barometer equality. (source)
- In a similar manner, what is called the diurnal variation of the barometer, which is very small compared with the variations arising from the irregular changes in the state of the atmosphere, was discovered by comparing the average height of the barometer at different hours of the day. (source)
- He finds that the first two, being of a more local and accidental nature, have the value of 'derived' phenomena, whereas the variations in the atmosphere revealed by the barometer are the same over wide areas and therefore point to fundamental changes in the general conditions of the earth. (source)
- A somewhat rapid decline of the mercury in the tube of the barometer was the first symptom, and this was quickly followed by a dimming of the hitherto crystalline blue of the sky that produced a wild, fiery, smoky sunset, suggestive of a whole continent ablaze away down there to the westward. (source)
- It is remarkable, that when we got to the north of 60 degrees, the symparometer acted directly opposite to that plan for which it was intended; and instead of the declension of the oil being indicative of bad weather, and its ascension prognostic of fair weather, a direct contradiction to the movement of the barometer was the result. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "barometer" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 4 synonyms for barometer.
pressure indicator, storm gauge, weather gauge, weatherglass
We have 0 antonyms for barometer.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of barometer from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, used especially in weather forecasting.
- (noun) Something that registers or responds to fluctuations; an indicator: Opinion polls serve as a barometer of the public mood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure.
- (noun) Anything used as a gauge or indicator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) An instrument for measuring the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, invented by Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian mathematician and physicist, in 1643.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure