## Definitions for thermometerθərˈmɒm ɪ tər

### Princeton's WordNet(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. thermometer(noun)

measuring instrument for measuring temperature

### Wiktionary(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. thermometer(Noun)

An apparatus used to measure temperature.

2. Origin: From thermomètre.

### Webster Dictionary(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. Thermometer(noun)

an instrument for measuring temperature, founded on the principle that changes of temperature in bodies are accompained by proportional changes in their volumes or dimensions

### Freebase(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Thermometer

A thermometer is a device that measures temperature or temperature gradient using a variety of different principles. A thermometer has two important elements: the temperature sensor in which some physical change occurs with temperature, plus some means of converting this physical change into a numerical value. There are many types and many uses for thermometers, as detailed below in sections of this article.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Thermometer

thėr-mom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the variations of sensible heat or temperature.—adjs. Thermomet′ric, -al, pertaining to, or made with, a thermometer.—adv. Thermomet′rically.—For the Centigrade and the Fahrenheit scale and their relations to each other, see Centigrade and Fahrenheit. In the Réaumur scale, still largely used in Russia and Germany, the freezing-point is marked zero, and the space between this and boiling-point is divided into 80 degrees. To reduce it to Fahrenheit, multiply by 2¼ and add 32; to Centigrade, increase the number by one-fourth of itself. Thus: F = 95 C + 32 = 94 R + 32; C = 59 (F - 32) = 54 R; R = 49 (F - 32) = 45 C.—Maximum thermometer, one that registers the maximum temperature to which it is exposed; Minimum thermometer, one that registers the minimum temperature to which it is exposed. [Gr. thermē, heat, metron, a measure.]

### The Standard Electrical Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Thermometer

An instrument for indicating the intensity of heat. Three scales of degrees of heat are used in practise, the Fahrenheit, Réamur, and Centigrade, each of which is described under its own title. (See Zero, Thermometric-Zero, Absolute.) The ordinary thermometer depends on the expansion of mercury; in some cases alcohol is used. Besides these the compound bar principle as used in the thermostat (see Thermostat, Electric) is employed.

### The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. THERMOMETER

A short, glass tube that regulates the weather--and usually does a poor job.

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1. thermometer

The thermometer symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the thermometer symbol and its characteristic.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of thermometer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of thermometer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

1. The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.

2. Cold If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death

3. My mother used poetry and the arts as a thermometer—if I cried, it meant my heart had not grown cold, my sensibility was alive and well.

4. The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.

5. Think of your moods as a thermometer that takes the temperature of your life, if you just want to be happy all the time, it’s like wanting to break your thermometer.

# Translations for thermometer

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• ترمومتر
• i̇stilikölçən
• термометър, топломер
• termòmetre
• teploměr
• Thermometer, Wärmemesser
• θερμόμετρο
• termómetro
• lämpömittari
• thermomètre
• teas-mheidh
• ઉષ્ણતામાપક
• tempreilyssane
• מדחם
• तापमापी
• hőmérő
• ջերմաչափ
• thermometro
• pengukur suhu
• hitamælir
• termometro
• 温度計
• თერმომეტრი
• 溫度計, 온도계
• têhnpîv
• thermometrus
• ine-mahana
• топломер, термометар
• താപമാപിനി
• termometer, jangka suhu
• termometer
• तापमापी
• thermometer, warmtemeter
• termometer
• isimedimtjhiso
• termometr
• termômetro
• termometru
• термометр, градусник
• топломер, toplomjer
• teplomer
• toplomér
• silinganisi kushisa
• termometer
• vikipimajoto
• வெப்பமானி
• ఉష్ణమాపకం
• เครื่องวัดอุณหภูมิ
• initsukat
• sıcaklıkölçer
• nhiệt kế
• tärmomet
• isikalakushisa

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