veering

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n veering the act of turning aside suddenly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Veering Shifting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n veering The act of turning or changing: as, the veering of the wind: especially, a fickle or capricious change.
    • veering Turning; changing; shifting.
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Quotations

  • John Bright
    John Bright
    “Popular applause veers with the wind.”
  • Shelley Winters
    Shelley Winters
    “Now that I'm over sixty I'm veering toward respectability.”

Usage

In literature:

Descending towards the canoe, he fancied the wind had veered considerably.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
Her vesper thoughts veered a little, moved from Vivian to Director Pond, who had also brusquely rebuffed her.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Now and then, a roaring veering cloud of pigeons passed in the upper air.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
The night wind veered to the east.
"Lobo, Rag and Vixen" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
You are welcome to the shelter of the veranda until the hurricane veers, when you can take refuge in an outhouse.
"The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories" by Gertrude Atherton
But with his acquiescence there came the veering in her moods for which he had already learned to watch.
"Katrine" by Elinor Macartney Lane
His thought veered, swept out of its channel by an unwonted wave of bitterness.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
In desperation you veer to the personal.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
This veering begins usually six or seven hours before a storm, and often as much as twelve hours.
"McClure's Magazine, March, 1896, Vol. VI., No. 4." by Various
Quick as a flash she veered around upon me.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
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In poetry:

Yea, wilt thou not return,
When the late hill-winds veer,
And the bright hill-flowers burn
With the reviving year?
"A Northern Vigil" by Bliss William Carman
The stormy billows heave and dip,
The wild winds veer and play;
But, regnant all, God's stately ship
Is steering home this way!
"Our Ship" by George MacDonald
Hark! how the merry bells ring jocund round,
And now they die upon the veering breeze
Anon they thunder loud
Full on the musing ear.
"On Whit-Monday" by Henry Kirke White
The tempest howls,
The Ice Wolf prowls,
The winds they shift and veer,
But calm I sleep,
And faith I keep
In the word of an engineer.
"The Word Of An Engineer" by James Weldon Johnson
So, though the Soul hath moods that veer,
And seem to hold no Rule in awe,
Like the procession of the year,
It too obeys the sovran Law.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I love my hour of wind and light,
I love men's faces and their eyes,
I love my spirit's veering flight
Like swallows under evening skies.
"Swallow Flight" by Sara Teasdale

In news:

The cause was apparently a heart attack, said Van der Veer Varner, a friend.
A 62-year-old woman died Tuesday after her car veered off a West Springfield road and struck a tree, Fairfax County police said.
West Michigan business leaders smartly veer from Right to Work priority.
Vinegars veer from glass to PET.
Veering From Pop Art's Traditions.
Veering away from the fiscal cliff.
TS Isaac veering toward Mississippi.
Church trial veering far from charges.
Road plan veers from initial vision.
Veering left and right toward the fiscal cliff.
"SNL," which typically veers left in its politics, had no problem taking.
The veering off the road caused the Ford Explorer to overturn and roll over several times off the roadway.
Witnesses say the car veered out of control.
Scion Veers To Older Target With New Campaign.
But if his native island, where Mr Berlusconi won all 61 seats in Italy's 2001 general election, veers left, it will blight his chances.
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In science:

Below that scale, the renormalization flow veers to wards the IRFP of Eq. (5), with the characteristic exponent ψ = 1/2k .
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
It should be emphasized that the coalescence is not a consequence of energy loss but just that these chaotic orbits happen to veer too close at some stage and merge.
Resurvey of order and chaos in spinning compact binaries
Veer C, van den Pangaart PS, van Zoelen MA et al. Induction of IRAK -M is associated with lipopolysaccharide tolerance in a human endotoxemia model. J Immunol. 2007 Nov 15;179(10):7110-20.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
This confirmed similar conclusions drawn by van ’t Veer-Menneret & Megessier (1996, hereafter VM) for the case of Balmer line profiles.
New grids of ATLAS9 atmospheres I: Influence of convection treatments on model structure and on observable quantities
Similar results were found by Fuhrmann et al. (1993), VM and van ’t Veer-Menneret et al. (1998) for a large range of metallicities and stars of spectral types between A5 and G5 where Balmer lines are both strong and primarily sensitive to the temperature stratification.
New grids of ATLAS9 atmospheres I: Influence of convection treatments on model structure and on observable quantities
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