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PLUME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plume mean? 

PLUME (noun)
  The noun PLUME has 2 senses:

1. a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
2. the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

  Familiarity information: PLUME used as a noun is rare.


PLUME (verb)
  The verb PLUME has 6 senses:

1. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
2. be proud of
3. deck with a plume
4. clean with one's bill
5. form a plume
6. dress or groom with elaborate care

  Familiarity information: PLUME used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLUME (noun)


Sense 1plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("plume" is a kind of...):

adornment (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plume"):

aigret; aigrette (a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume)

panache (a feathered plume on a helmet)


Sense 2plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

feather; plumage; plume

Hypernyms ("plume" is a kind of...):

body covering (any covering for the body or a body part)

animal material (material derived from animals)

Meronyms (parts of "plume"):

vane; web (the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft)

calamus; quill; shaft (the hollow spine of a feather)

Meronyms (substance of "plume"):

ceratin; keratin (a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair feathers nails and hooves)

melanin (insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plume"):

hackle (long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants)

down; down feather (soft fine feathers)

aftershaft (a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds)

contour feather (feathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape)

alula; bastard wing; spurious wing (tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing)

marabou (the downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments)

scapular (a feather covering the shoulder of a bird)

flight feather; pinion; quill; quill feather (any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird)

Holonyms ("plume" is a part of...):

bird (warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings)


PLUME (verb)


Sense 1plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

fleece; gazump; overcharge; plume; soak; rob; surcharge; hook; pluck

Hypernyms (to "plume" is one way to...):

cheat; chisel; rip off (deprive somebody of something by deceit)

"Plume" entails doing...:

bill; charge (demand payment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plume"):

extort; gouge; rack; squeeze; wring (obtain by coercion or intimidation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be proud of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

pride; plume; congratulate

Context example:

He prides himself on making it into law school

Hypernyms (to "plume" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 3plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deck with a plume

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

a plumed helmet

Hypernyms (to "plume" is one way to...):

bedeck; bedight; deck (decorate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clean with one's bill

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

preen; plume

Context example:

The birds preened

Hypernyms (to "plume" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

clean; make clean (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 5plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a plume

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

The chimneys were pluming the sky / The engine was pluming black smoke

Hypernyms (to "plume" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 6plume [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dress or groom with elaborate care

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

primp; preen; dress; plume

Context example:

She likes to dress when going to the opera

Hypernyms (to "plume" is one way to...):

attire; deck out; deck up; dress up; fancy up; fig out; fig up; get up; gussy up; overdress; prink; rig out; tog out; tog up; trick out; trick up (put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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