Sir Henry (Sir Harry Vane) 1613–62, British statesman and author.
Also called weather vane, wind vane. a flat plate or blade of metal mounted on a vertical axis in an exposed position to indicate wind direction
any one of the flat blades or sails forming part of the wheel of a windmill
any flat or shaped plate used to direct fluid flow, esp a stator blade in a turbine, etc
a fin or plate fitted to a projectile or missile to provide stabilization or guidance
(ornithol) the flat part of a feather, consisting of two rows of barbs on either side of the shaft
Sir Henry, known as Sir Harry Vane. 1613–62, English Puritan statesman and colonial administrator; governor of Massachusetts (1636–37). He was executed for high treason after the Restoration
“wind indicator,” early 15c., southern England alteration (see V) of fane.
Vane (vān), John Robert. Born 1927.
British pharmacologist. He shared a 1982 Nobel Prize for research on prostaglandins.
The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the rachis.
- Henry VII
noun 1. (“Henry of Luxembourg”) 1275?–1313, king of Germany 1309–13 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1312–13. 2. (Henry Tudor) 1457–1509, king of England 1485–1509: first king of the house of Tudor. noun 1. ?1275–1313, Holy Roman Emperor (1312–13) and, as Henry VI, count of Luxembourg (1288–1313). He became king of the Lombards in […]
- Henry VIII
noun 1. (“Defender of the Faith”) 1491–1547, king of England 1509–47 (son of Henry VII). 2. (italics) a drama (1612–13?) by Shakespeare. noun 1. 1491–1547, king of England (1509–47); second son of Henry VII. The declaration that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was invalid and his marriage to Anne Boleyn (1533) precipitated the Act […]
[hen] /hɛn/ noun 1. the female of the domestic fowl. 2. the female of any bird, especially of a gallinaceous bird. 3. Informal. an unpleasant, usually older woman, especially one considered to be a busybody or gossip. /hɛn/ noun 1. the female of any bird, esp the adult female of the domestic fowl 2. the […]
- Henry work
[wurk] /wɜrk/ noun 1. Henry Clay, 1832–84, U.S. songwriter. /wɜːk/ noun 1. physical or mental effort directed towards doing or making something 2. paid employment at a job or a trade, occupation, or profession 3. a duty, task, or undertaking 4. something done, made, etc, as a result of effort or exertion: a work of […]