Definitions for plummetˈplʌm ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plum•metˈplʌm ɪt(n.)

  1. the piece of lead or other weight attached to a plumb line; bob of a plumb line.

    Category: Building Trades, Surveying

  2. (v.i.)to fall straight or sharply down; plunge.

Origin of plummet:

1350–1400; ME plommet < MF, dim. of plomb lead. See plumb , -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. plumb bob, plumb, plummet(verb)

    the metal bob of a plumb line

  2. plummet, plump(verb)

    drop sharply

    "The stock market plummeted"

Wiktionary

  1. plummet(Noun)

    A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.

    I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded. -Shak.

  2. plummet(Noun)

    A plumb bob or a plumb line.

  3. plummet(Noun)

    Hence, any weight.

  4. plummet(Noun)

    A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing

  5. plummet(Noun)

    a plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.

  6. plummet(Noun)

    Violent or dramatic fall

  7. plummet(Noun)

    decline; fall; drop

  8. plummet(Verb)

    To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.

    After its ascent, the arrow plummeted to earth.

  9. Origin: From plommet, recorded since 1382, from plommet or plomet, the diminutive of plom, plum, from plumbum. The verb is first recorded in 1626, originally meaning "to fathom, take soundings", from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plummet(noun)

    a piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water

  2. Plummet(noun)

    a plumb bob or a plumb line. See under Plumb, n

  3. Plummet(noun)

    hence, any weight

  4. Plummet(noun)

    a piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing

Freebase

  1. Plummet

    Plummet is an American trance duo from Orlando, Florida. The act consists of producer/remixer Eric B. Muniz and female vocalist Cheramy Burgess. They came to prominence in 2001 with their club cover version of Plumb's "Damaged", which took on a life of its own when it became a hit in Europe, peaking at number 12 in the UK Singles Chart. The duo later saw success on home soil in the United States. Their covers of Sade's "Cherish The Day" in 2004, and Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" in 2005, became hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. "Cherish The Day" also reached #35 in the UK chart.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plummet(noun)

An indicator hung down to see if something is vertical.

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