What does thermometer mean?

Definitions for thermometer
θərˈmɒm ɪ tərther·mome·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thermometer(noun)

    measuring instrument for measuring temperature


  1. thermometer(Noun)

    An apparatus used to measure temperature.

  2. Origin: From thermomètre.

Webster Dictionary

  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


  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

  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

  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


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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thermometer

    An instrument to measure the amount of heat by the expansion of a fluid (generally quicksilver) contained in a glass bulb, in connection with which is a hermetically closed tube, up which the fluid rises as the heat increases. This tube is graduated differently in different countries.

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  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

Examples of thermometer in a Sentence

  1. Salvador Dali:

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

  2. Mark Twain:

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

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The world has not yet such a thermometer or measure that can check one's idiocy.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    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.

  5. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963:

    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.

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