plumb bob, plumb, plummet(adj)
the metal bob of a plumb line
"the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"
measure the depth of something
weight with lead
examine thoroughly and in great depth
adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
clean, plumb, plum(adverb)
completely; used as intensifiers
"clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
conforming to the direction of a plumb line
"fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
A little mass of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction.
A weight on the end of a long line, used by sailors to determine the depth of water.
To determine the depth, generally of a liquid; to sound.
To attach to a water supply and drain.
To think about or explore in depth, to get to the bottom of, especially to plumb the depths of.
To use a plumb bob as a measuring or aligning tool.
To accurately align vertically or horizontally.
To seal something with lead.
To work as a plumber.
To fall or sink like a plummet.
To trace a road or track; to follow it to its end.
To position vertically above or below.
In a vertical direction.
Squarely, directly; completely.
Describing an LBW where the batsman is hit on the pads directly in front of his wicket and should be given out.
Origin: From *, from plumba (plural of plumbum).
a little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction; a plummet; a plumb bob. See Plumb line, below
perpendicular; vertical; conforming the direction of a line attached to a plumb; as, the wall is plumb
in a plumb direction; perpendicularly
to adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular; as, to plumb a building or a wall
to sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test
to seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe
to supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing
Origin: [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo`lybos, mo`libos, mo`lybdos. Cf. Plummet, Plunge.]
Tiffany Arbuckle Lee is a Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter who uses the stage name Plumb. She has performed several different genres of music, including alternative rock and Christian alternative rock and a few of her remixes have appeared on dance charts. She is known for her pensive lyrics and soprano voice.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plum, n. a mass of lead or other material, hung on a string, to show the perpendicular position: the perpendicular direction or position.—adj. perpendicular.—adv. perpendicularly.—v.t. to adjust by a plumb-line: to make perpendicular: to sound the depth of, as water by a plumb-line.—n. Plumb′-bob, a conoid-shaped metal weight at the end of a plumb-line.—adjs. Plum′bēan, Plum′bēous, consisting of, or resembling, lead: stupid; Plumb′ic, pertaining to, or obtained from, lead; Plumbif′erous, producing lead.—n. Plumb′ing, the art of casting and working in lead, &c.—adj. Plumb′less, incapable of being sounded.—ns. Plumb′-line, a line to which a mass of lead is attached to show the perpendicular: a plummet; Plumb′-rule, a narrow board with a plumb-line fastened to the top, used to determine a perpendicular. [Fr. plomb—L. plumbum, lead.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
To ascertain the capacity of. PLUMBER One who ascertains the capacity of your purse, soaks you with a piece of lead and gets away with the money--a process vulgarly known as "a lead-pipe cinch."
The numerical value of plumb in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of plumb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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