Definitions for plummet
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plumb bob, plumb, plummetverb
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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from plumb.
Deeper than did ever plummet sound,
I’ll drown my book. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
Fly envious time
Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,
Whose speed is but the heavy plummet ’s pace. John Milton.
God sees the body of flesh which you bear about you, and the plummets which it hangs upon your soul, and therefore, when you cannot rise high enough to him, he comes down to you. Brian Duppa, Rules for Devotion.
The heaviness of these bodies, being always in the ascending side of the wheel, must be counterpoised by a plummet fastened about the pulley on the axis: this plummet will descend according as the sand doth make the several parts of the wheel lighter or heavier. John Wilkins.
Plummet refers to a rapid or drastic fall or drop in amount, value, or status. It can also mean to descend or fall straight downward rapidly and forcefully. As a noun, it refers to a weight attached to a line and used to determine depth or verticality.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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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The numerical value of plummet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of plummet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Translations for plummet
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- هبوط بسرعةArabic
- stürzen, LotGerman
- نازل شدنPersian
- chuter, dégringolerFrench
- stingast, steypastIcelandic
- tuimelen, schietlood, kelderen, omlaagschietenDutch
- ciężarek, gwałtownie spadać, runąćPolish
- despencar, prumo, cairPortuguese
- лот, резко, падатьRussian
- strmoglaviti se, obrušiti seSerbo-Croatian
- lod, stupa, falla, störta, rasaSwedish
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