Definition of Plume

1. Noun. Anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness. "Grass with large plumes"

Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

2. Verb. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price. "They plume him of all his money"
Exact synonyms: Fleece, Gazump, Hook, Overcharge, Pluck, Rob, Soak, Surcharge
Specialized synonyms: Extort, Gouge, Rack, Squeeze, Wring
Entails: Bill, Charge
Generic synonyms: Cheat, Chisel, Rip Off
Derivative terms: Overcharge
Antonyms: Undercharge

3. Noun. A feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament.
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Specialized synonyms: Aigret, Aigrette, Panache

4. Verb. Be proud of. ; "He prides himself on making it into law school"
Exact synonyms: Congratulate, Pride
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Congratulation, Congratulatory, Pride

5. Noun. The light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds.
Exact synonyms: Feather, Plumage
Group relationships: Bird
Specialized synonyms: Down, Down Feather, Aftershaft, Contour Feather, Alula, Bastard Wing, Spurious Wing, Marabou, Hackle, Flight Feather, Pinion, Quill, Quill Feather, Scapular
Terms within: Vane, Web, Calamus, Quill, Shaft
Generic synonyms: Body Covering, Animal Material
Terms within: Ceratin, Keratin, Melanin
Derivative terms: Feather, Feather, Feathery, Feathery, Feathery

6. Verb. Deck with a plume. "A plumed helmet"
Generic synonyms: Bedeck, Bedight, Deck

7. Verb. Clean with one's bill. "The birds preened"
Exact synonyms: Preen
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up, Clean, Make Clean

8. Verb. Form a plume. "The engine was pluming black smoke"
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

9. Verb. Dress or groom with elaborate care. "They plume themselves"; "She likes to dress when going to the opera"

Definition of Plume

1. n. A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather.

2. v. t. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.

Definition of Plume

1. Noun. A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one. ¹

2. Noun. The furry tail of certain dog breeds that stand erect or curl over their backs (eg Samoyed, Malteagle) ¹

3. Noun. A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet. ¹

4. Noun. An upward spray of water or mist. ¹

5. Noun. (geology) An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle. ¹

6. Noun. (astronomy) An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To preen and arrange feathers. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To congratulate oneself proudly. ¹

9. Verb. To form a plume ¹

10. Verb. To write; to pen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plume

1. to cover with feathers [v PLUMED, PLUMING, PLUMES]

Medical Definition of Plume

1. 1. A feather; especially, a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather. "Wings . . . Of many a coloured plume." (Milton) 2. An ornamental tuft of feathers. 3. A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers. "His high plume, that nodded o'er his head." (Dryden) 4. A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward. "Ambitious to win from me some plume." 5. A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses. Plume bird, any bird that yields ornamental plumes, especially the species of Epimarchus from new Guinea, and some of the herons and egrets, as the white heron of Florida (Ardea candidissima). Plume grass. An aromatic Australian tree (Atherosperma moschata), whose numerous carpels are tipped with long plumose persistent styles. Origin: F, fr. L. Pluma. Cf. Fly. 1. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink. "Pluming her wings among the breezy bowers." (W. Irving) 2. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel. 3. To adorn with feathers or plumes. "Farewell the plumed troop." 4. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill. Plumed adder, the California mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus). See Mountain quail, under Mountain. Origin: Cf. F. Plumer to pluck, to strip, L. Plumare to cover with feathers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plume

plumbopalladinite
plumbopyrochlore
plumbotellurite
plumbotsumite
plumbous
plumbs
plumbum
plumbums
plumbylene
plumbylenes
plumbylidene
plumbylidenes
plumcot
plumcot tree
plumcots
plume moth
plume poppy
plume thistle
plumed
plumed scorpionfish
plumed thistle
plumed thistles
plumed tussock
plumeless
plumelet
plumelets
plumelike

Literary usage of Plume

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving, Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1898)
"... Trappers- Their Gambols and Antics—Difference of Character Between the American and French Trappers— Agency of the Kansas—General Clarke—White plume, ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Clarke—White plume, the Kansas Chief—Night Scene in Trader's Camp—Colloquy between White plume and the Captain—Bee Hunters—Their Expeditions—Their Feuds ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the by Washington Irving, Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1898)
"... Trappers- Their Gambols and Antics—Difference of Character Between the American and French Trappers— Agency of the Kansas—General Clarke—White plume, ..."

4. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Clarke—White plume, the Kansas Chief—Night Scene in Trader's Camp—Colloquy between White plume and the Captain—Bee Hunters—Their Expeditions—Their Feuds ..."

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