plumb bob, plumb, plummet(verb)
the metal bob of a plumb line
"The stock market plummeted"
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.
A plumb bob or a plumb line.
Hence, any weight.
A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing
a plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
Violent or dramatic fall
decline; fall; drop
To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.
After its ascent, the arrow plummeted to earth.
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.
a piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water
a plumb bob or a plumb line. See under Plumb, n
hence, any weight
a piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing
Origin: [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plum′et, n. a weight of lead hung at a string, used for ascertaining the direction of the earth's attraction, and for sounding depths: a plumb-line. [O. Fr. plomet, dim. of plom, lead.]
The numerical value of plummet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of plummet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These results come at a critically important time - reminding us that while Ebola case numbers continue to plummet, Ebola survivors and their families continue to struggle with the effects of the disease.
These results come at a critically important time, reminding us that while Ebola case numbers continue to plummet, Ebola survivors and their families continue to struggle with the effects of the disease.
Going forward, if rates move a little higher than expected then the dollar will go up a little. However, if at any time next year the market thinks the Fed may need to loosen in 2017, then the dollar will plummet. The risk/reward in 2016 is for a weaker dollar.
With an ‘ interstate for electrons ’, renewable energy could be delivered anywhere in the country while emissions plummet, an HVDC grid would create a national electricity market in which all types of generation, including low-carbon sources, compete on a cost basis. The surprise was how dominant wind and solar could be.
These results come at a critically important time, reminding us that while Ebola case numbers continue to plummet, Ebola survivors and their families continue to struggle with the effects of the disease, this study provides further evidence that survivors need continued, substantial support for the next six to 12 months to meet these challenges and to ensure their partners are not exposed to potential virus.
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- stürzen, LotGerman
- نازل شدنPersian
- chuter, dégringolerFrench
- steypast, stingastIcelandic
- schietlood, kelderen, omlaagschieten, tuimelenDutch
- runąć, gwałtownie spadać, ciężarekPolish
- despencar, cair, prumoPortuguese
- резко, падать, лотRussian
- obrušiti se, strmoglaviti seSerbo-Croatian
- rasa, lod, störta, falla, stupaSwedish
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