barometer barometer  /bə ˈrɑ mɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. With the hurricane, centering at West Palm Beach, the barometer dropped to 27.
  2. Industrial commodity prices are one of the surest economic barometers.
  3. With so many foreign powers meddling in the country's perennially sectarian struggle for control, Lebanon functions as a kind of political barometer of the Middle East.

News

  1. Young Belen Jesuit team on the rise again

    Standing in the hot sun — nearly an hour from campus — Belen Jesuit came to the Florida Atlantic University team camp to get a barometer where this team stands, heading into its first year at the 8A level.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. DJ-BTMU Barometer Falls in Latest Week

    DJ-BTMU Barometer Falls in Latest Week
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. George Zimmerman trial: Second Amendment bubbles beneath jury selection

    The George Zimmerman murder trial has long been seen as a barometer for America’s views on race. But some legal experts say the verdict could say much more about a different national conversation: How America sees the evolving role of guns in society.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "I basically was wondering how many more times we were going to play on a slippery court," Roddick said. "He said, 'Well, no one has fallen yet.' I said, 'Well, if that's a barometer, then we have a problem.' So I feel like my argument was...
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Andy Roddick Source: ESPN

  2. "The urgency barometer is going up," Baucus said following the White House meeting.
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Max Baucus Source: Washington Post

  3. Asked about the Ducks, Tippett said, "We're concerned with what we do, not what they do. We didn't make it a hard enough game for them. We need more from everybody. These are real strong barometer games for us. There are some individuals who move up...
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Dave Tippett Source: Forbes

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