weather eye


: an eye quick to observe coming changes in the weather
: constant and shrewd watchfulness and alertness

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web No longer would Haiti lurch from one financial crisis to the next, always with a weather eye on the horizon for the return of French warships. New York Times, 20 May 2022 In 1916, at Universal City in the Cahuenga Pass, where silent pictures were made outdoors in front of paying audiences, the photo department put an expert up in a crow’s nest atop a lofty mast to keep a literal weather eye. Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2022 Maybe the country won’t be in front of a TV in the beginning, but America’s weather eye for historic upsets is always watching. Joseph Goodman |, al, 5 Dec. 2021 But keep a weather eye on Venus anyway — the truth might just be out there. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 14 Sep. 2020 But some Nigerian soldiers, casting a weather eye at the horizon, are less confident that the army can keep up its advance in the months ahead. The Economist, 4 June 2020 Maximizing shareholder wealth meant running companies with a weather eye on the stock price, maximizing dividends and buying in shares. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2019 Billy Galvin is a pol’s pol, old-school with a weather eye for electoral shenanigans. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 12 Mar. 2018 Keep a weather eye out for Jones’s sneakily beautiful passages. Katie Ward Beim-esche, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Nov. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of weather eye was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Weather eye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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