WordNet-Online
Free dictionary and thesaurus of English. Definitions, synonyms, antonyms and more...
Hint: double-click any word to get it searched!

Google
 

vane

 
Noun vane has 4 senses
  1. blade, vane - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
    --1 is a kind of rotating mechanism
    --1 is a part of
     propeller, propellor; helicopter, chopper, whirlybird, eggbeater; windmill, aerogenerator, wind generator; turbine; oar
    --1 has particulars: fan blade; impeller; paddle; rudder blade
  2. weathervane, weather vane, vane, wind vane - mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    --2 is a kind of mechanical device
    --2 has particulars: weathercock; wind tee
  3. vane - a metal fin attached to the tail of a bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
    --3 is a kind of
    fin
    --3 is a part of missile
  4. vane, web - the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft
    --4 is a kind of blade
    --4 is a part of feather, plume, plumage
    --4 has parts: barb
WordNet-Online
Home | Free dictionary software | Copyright notice | Contact us | Network & desktop search | Search My Network | LAN Find | Reminder software | Software downloads | WordNet dictionary | Automotive thesaurus