Definitions for plumeplum

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plumeplum(n.; v.)plumed, plum•ing.

  1. (n.)a large, long, or conspicuous feather.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. any plumose part or formation.

  3. a feather or tuft of feathers worn as an ornament, token of honor or distinction, etc.

  4. Ref: plumage .

  5. a rising or expanding fluid body, as of smoke or water, with a plumose shape.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Physics

  6. (v.t.)to adorn with plumes.

  7. (of a bird) to preen (itself or its feathers).

    Category: Ornithology

  8. to feel complacent satisfaction with (oneself); pride (oneself) (often fol. by on or upon).

Origin of plume:

1350–1400; earlier plome, plume, ME plume < MF < L plūma soft feather

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plume(noun)

    anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness

    "a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes"

  2. plume(noun)

    a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

  3. feather, plume, plumage(verb)

    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

  4. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

  5. pride, plume, congratulate(verb)

    be proud of

    "He prides himself on making it into law school"

  6. plume(verb)

    deck with a plume

    "a plumed helmet"

  7. preen, plume(verb)

    clean with one's bill

    "The birds preened"

  8. plume(verb)

    form a plume

    "The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"

  9. preen, primp, plume, dress(verb)

    dress or groom with elaborate care

    "She likes to dress when going to the opera"

Wiktionary

  1. plume(Noun)

    A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one.

  2. plume(Noun)

    The furry tail of certain dog breeds that stand erect or curl over their backs (eg Samoyed, Malteagle)

  3. plume(Noun)

    A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet.

  4. plume(Noun)

    An upward spray of water or mist.

  5. plume(Noun)

    An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle.

  6. plume(Noun)

    An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star.

  7. plume(Verb)

    To preen and arrange feathers.

  8. plume(Verb)

    To congratulate oneself proudly.

  9. plume(Verb)

    To form a plume

    Smoke plumed from his pipe then slowly settled towards the floor.

  10. plume(Verb)

    To write; to pen.

  11. Origin: From pluma via plume

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plume

    a feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather

  2. Plume

    an ornamental tuft of feathers

  3. Plume

    a feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers

  4. Plume

    a token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward

  5. Plume

    a large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses

  6. Plume(verb)

    to pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink

  7. Plume(verb)

    to strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel

  8. Plume(verb)

    to adorn with feathers or plumes

  9. Plume(verb)

    to pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill


Translations for plume

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plume(noun)

a large decorative feather

She wore a plume in her hat.

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