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1. vane

noun. ['ˈveɪn'] the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.

Synonyms

  • blade
  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • web

Antonyms

  • stator
  • ride
  • disjoin
  • uncover

Etymology

  • fana (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Vane

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word vane


1. Noun, singular or mass
Look up to a weather vane and take down the wind direction.

2. Adjective
The most common types of air motors are vane, piston and turbine.

Quotes containing the word vane


1. Well", Fang said, mimicking a thick Southern drawl. "I must say its mighty nice of them Daimons to clean up after themselves when you kill them"He held his hands up to them. "Look Ma, no mess.""Does Fang have an off switch?"Talon asked Vane.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon, Night Embrace

2. Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.
- Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

3. Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. “Why so hostile, love?”“You whacked me on the head with a ball!”“You deserved it.
- Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

2. vane

noun. ['ˈveɪn'] flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water.

Synonyms

  • eggbeater
  • windmill
  • fan blade
  • blade
  • chopper
  • aerogenerator
  • helicopter
  • impeller
  • propeller
  • propellor
  • turbine
  • rotating mechanism
  • rudder blade
  • paddle
  • oar
  • whirlybird

Antonyms

  • dress down
  • undercharge
  • dirty
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • fana (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. vane

noun. ['ˈveɪn'] mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind.

Synonyms

  • weathercock
  • mechanical device
  • wind tee
  • weathervane
  • weather vane

Etymology

  • fana (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. vane

noun. ['ˈveɪn'] a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it.

Synonyms

  • missile
  • fin

Etymology

  • fana (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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