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Meaning & Definition of Plume in English

English

Plume

/plum/

noun

1. Anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness

  • "A plume of smoke"
  • "Grass with large plumes"
    synonym:
  • plume

2. A feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

    synonym:
  • plume

3. The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

    synonym:
  • feather
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • plumage

verb

1. Rip off

  • Ask an unreasonable price
    synonym:
  • overcharge
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • surcharge
  • ,
  • gazump
  • ,
  • fleece
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • rob
  • ,
  • hook

2. Be proud of

  • "He prides himself on making it into law school"
    synonym:
  • pride
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • congratulate

3. Deck with a plume

  • "A plumed helmet"
    synonym:
  • plume

4. Clean with one's bill

  • "The birds preened"
    synonym:
  • preen
  • ,
  • plume

5. Form a plume

  • "The chimneys were pluming the sky"
  • "The engine was pluming black smoke"
    synonym:
  • plume

6. Dress or groom with elaborate care

  • "She likes to dress when going to the opera"
    synonym:
  • preen
  • ,
  • primp
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • dress