What does vane mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weathervane, weather vane, vane, wind vane(noun)

    mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind

  2. vane(noun)

    a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

  3. blade, vane(noun)

    flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water

  4. vane, web(noun)

    the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft


  1. vane(Noun)

    A weather vane.

  2. vane(Noun)

    Any of several usually relatively thin, rigid, flat, or sometimes curved surfaces radially mounted along an axis, as a blade in a turbine or a sail on a windmill, that is turned by or used to turn a fluid.

  3. vane(Noun)

    The flattened, web-like part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.

  4. vane(Noun)

    A sight on a sextant or compass.

  5. vane(Noun)

    One of the metal guidance or stabilizing fins attached to the tail of a bomb or other missile.

  6. Origin: From fana, from fanô.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vane(noun)

    a contrivance attached to some elevated object for the purpose of showing which way the wind blows; a weathercock. It is usually a plate or strip of metal, or slip of wood, often cut into some fanciful form, and placed upon a perpendicular axis around which it moves freely

  2. Vane(noun)

    any flat, extended surface attached to an axis and moved by the wind; as, the vane of a windmill; hence, a similar fixture of any form moved in or by water, air, or other fluid; as, the vane of a screw propeller, a fan blower, an anemometer, etc

  3. Vane(noun)

    the rhachis and web of a feather taken together

  4. Vane(noun)

    one of the sights of a compass, quadrant, etc

  5. Origin: [OE. & Prov. E. fane weathercock, banner, AS. fana a banner, flag; akin to D. vaan, G. fahne, OHG. fano cloth, gund fano flag, Icel. fni, Sw. fana, Dan. fane, Goth. fana cloth, L. pannus, and perhaps to Gr. ph^nos a web, phni`on a bobbin, spool. Cf. Fanon, Pane a compartment, panel.]


  1. Vane

    Vane is the only album by Bleak, an offshoot of the band Lycia, released in 1995 through Projekt Records.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vane

    vān, n. a flag or banner: a thin slip of wood or metal at the top of a spire, &c., to show which way the wind blows: a weather-cock: the thin web of a feather: one of the blades of a windmill.—adjs. Vaned, furnished with vanes; Vane′less. [Older form fane—A.S. fana; Goth. fana, cloth, Ger. fahne; akin to L. pannus, Gr. penos, a cloth.]

Anagrams for vane »

  1. Evan

  2. nave

  3. Neva

  4. aven


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vane in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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