HyperDic: plumb

English > 9 senses of the word plumb:
ADVERBallplumb, clean, plumcompletely
allplumbconforming to the direction of a plumb line
allplumb, plumexactly
VERBcognitionplumbmeasure the depth of something
contactplumbweight with lead
cognitionplumbexamine thoroughly and in great depth
changeplumbadjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
ADJECTIVEallplumbexactly vertical
NOUNartifactplumb, plumb bob, plummetthe metal bob of a plumb line
plumb > pronunciation
Soundsplah'm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > plumb: 9 senses > adjective 1
Meaningexactly vertical.
Example"the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"
Broadervertical, perpendicularAt right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
Spanishvertical
English > plumb: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe metal bob of a plumb line.
Synonymsplumb bob, plummet
Part ofplumb line, perpendicularA cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity
BroaderbobA hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
Spanishpeso de la plomada, plomada, sonda
Catalanplomada
Verbsplumbadjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
plumbweight with lead
English > plumb: 9 senses > adverb 1
MeaningCompletely; used as intensifiers.
Example "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
Synonymsclean, plum
Usage ofslang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot, patois, vernacularA characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
English > plumb: 9 senses > adverb 2
Meaningconforming to the direction of a plumb line.
English > plumb: 9 senses > adverb 3
Meaningexactly.
Example"fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
Synonymplum
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanisha plomo, completamente
English > plumb: 9 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningMeasure the depth of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderquantify, measureExpress as a number or measure or quantity
Spanishaplomar
Catalanaplomar
Nounsplumbingmeasuring the depths of the oceans
English > plumb: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningweight with lead.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderburden, burthen, weight, weight downweight down with a load
Nounsplumbthe metal bob of a plumb line
English > plumb: 9 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningExamine thoroughly and in great depth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men plumb the area for animals; The men plumb for animals in the area
BroaderexploreExamine minutely
English > plumb: 9 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningadjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Spanishaplomar
Catalansondar
Nounsplumbthe metal bob of a plumb line

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