adjective \ˈa-nə-ˌrid\

Definition of ANEROID

:  using no liquid; specifically :  operating by the effect of outside air pressure on a diaphragm forming one wall of an evacuated container <aneroid barometer>

Origin of ANEROID

French anéroïde, from Greek a- + Late Greek nēron water, from Greek, neuter of nearos, nēros fresh; akin to Greek neos new — more at new
First Known Use: circa 1842


adjective \ˈan-ə-ˌrid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANEROID

: containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid <an aneroid manometer>


Next Word in the Dictionary: aneroidograph
Previous Word in the Dictionary: anerobic
All Words Near: aneroid

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up aneroid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More