- Homophone Note
|part of speech:
||a device set up to turn in the wind. Vanes show the direction of the wind.
There is a weather vane on top of the barn.
||one of the wide flat parts on a machine, such as the windmill or the waterwheel, which catch and direct the energy of wind or water as they turn.
- similar words:
The words vane
, and vein
sound alike but have different meanings.