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ˈplʌm ɪtplum·met

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plumb bob, plumb, plummetverb

    the metal bob of a plumb line

  2. plummet, plumpverb

    drop sharply

    "The stock market plummeted"

Wiktionary

  1. plummetnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. plummetnoun

    A plumb bob or a plumb line.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. plummetnoun

    Hence, any weight.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. plummetnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. plummetnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  6. plummetnoun

    Violent or dramatic fall

    Etymology: 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.

  7. plummetnoun

    decline; fall; drop

    Etymology: 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.

  8. plummetverb

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

    After its ascent, the arrow plummeted to earth.

    Etymology: 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. Plummetnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.]

  2. Plummetnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.]

  3. Plummetnoun

    hence, any weight

    Etymology: [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.]

  4. Plummetnoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom, plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plummet

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. plummet

    A name sometimes given to the hand-lead, or any lead or iron weight suspended by a string, as used by carpenters, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. plummet

    In gunnery, is a simple line and bob for pointing mortars. A plummet is also used for regulating the march of infantry. It is made by means of a musket-ball, suspended by a silk string, upon which the required lengths are marked; the length is measured from the point of suspension to the centre of the ball. The different lengths of these plummets are as follows: for common time, 90 steps in a minute, 17.37 inches; quick time, 110 steps in a minute, 11.6 inches; double time, 165 steps in a minute, 5.17 inches.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plummet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plummet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of plummet in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Aylward:

    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.

  2. Bruce Aylward:

    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.

  3. David Bloom:

    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.

  4. Stephen Innes:

    At that tipping point, the producer surplus will become a massive logistical headache for oil storage consideration, which then opens up the trap door for oil prices to plummet below cash costs.

  5. Helen Keller:

    Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.

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