Definitions for plumeplum
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
plumeplum(n.; v.)plumed, plum•ing.
(n.)a large, long, or conspicuous feather.
any plumose part or formation.
a feather or tuft of feathers worn as an ornament, token of honor or distinction, etc.
Ref: plumage .
a rising or expanding fluid body, as of smoke or water, with a plumose shape.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Physics
(v.t.)to adorn with plumes.
(of a bird) to preen (itself or its feathers).
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
anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
"a plume of smoke"; "grass with large plumes"
a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
feather, plume, plumage(verb)
the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
pride, plume, congratulate(verb)
be proud of
"He prides himself on making it into law school"
deck with a plume
"a plumed helmet"
clean with one's bill
"The birds preened"
form a plume
"The chimneys were pluming the sky"; "The engine was pluming black smoke"
preen, primp, plume, dress(verb)
dress or groom with elaborate care
"She likes to dress when going to the opera"
A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one.
The furry tail of certain dog breeds that stand erect or curl over their backs (eg Samoyed, Malteagle)
A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet.
An upward spray of water or mist.
An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle.
An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star.
To preen and arrange feathers.
To congratulate oneself proudly.
To form a plume
Smoke plumed from his pipe then slowly settled towards the floor.
To write; to pen.
Origin: From pluma via plume
a feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather
an ornamental tuft of feathers
a feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers
a token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward
a large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses
to pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink
to strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel
to adorn with feathers or plumes
to pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill
Translations for plume
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large decorative feather
She wore a plume in her hat.
- ريش، زينَة ريشArabic
- plumaPortuguese (BR)
- die FederGerman
- διακοσμητκό φτερό, λοφίοGreek
- پر زینتیFarsi
- veliko ukrasno pero, perjanicaCroatian
- bulu hiasanIndonesian
- (rotājoša) spalva; spalvu pušķisLatvian
- پر زینتیPersian
- د زينت يا ښكلا لپاره پر يا بنكى اغوستلPashto
- ukrasno perjeSerbian
- 裝飾用的大羽毛Chinese (Trad.)
- شہ پر، کلغيUrdu
- chùm lôngVietnamese
- 装饰用的大羽毛Chinese (Simp.)
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