|1.||an instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, usually to determine altitude or weather changes|
|2.||anything that shows change or impending change: the barometer of social change|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|barometer (bə-rŏm'ĭ-tər) Pronunciation Key
An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. Barometers are used in determining height above sea level and in forecasting the weather. The two primary types of barometers are the aneroid and the mercury barometer.