plumb definition

  • noun:
    • A weight from the end of a line, used to figure out water level.
    • A weight on the end of a line, utilized especially by masons and carpenters to determine a genuine straight.
    • somewhat size of lead, or the like, mounted on a line, and employed by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical course.
    • A weight from the end of a long line, employed by sailors to look for the level of liquid.
    • only a little mass or fat of lead, or perhaps the love, mounted on a line, and utilized by designers, etc., to indicate a vertical way; a plummet; a plumb bob. See Plumb line, the following.
    • scores of lead mounted on a line, accustomed test the perpendicularity of wall space, etc.; a plummet.
    • the positioning of a plumb or plummet whenever easily suspended; the straight or perpendicular.
    • the metal bob of a plumb line
  • adverb:
    • In a vertical or perpendicular range.
    • Informal Directly; squarely: dropped plumb in the puddle.
    • casual Utterly; totally: plumb exhausted. See Note at right.
    • In a vertical direction.
    • directly, straight; totally.
    • In a plumb course; perpendicularly.
    • precisely
    • conforming into the way of a plumb range
    • totally; used as intensifiers
  • adjective:
    • precisely straight. See Synonyms at straight.
    • Informal Utter; absolute; sheer: a plumb fool.
    • really straight
    • explaining an LBW where batsman is hit from the shields right before his wicket and really should get out.
    • Perpendicular; vertical; complying the course of a line attached to a plumb.
    • exactly vertical
  • verb-transitive:
    • To determine the depth of with a plumb; sound.
    • to try the verticality or alignment of with a plumb.
    • To straighten or make perpendicular: plumb within the wall surface.
    • To examine closely or profoundly; probe: "Shallow tips are plumbed and discarded” ( Gilbert Highet).
    • To seal with lead.
    • To adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular.
    • To seem with a plumb or plummet, whilst the level of water; ergo, to look at by test; to see the level, quality, measurement, etc.; to seem; to fathom; to check.
    • To secure with lead.
    • to provide, as a building, with something of plumbing system.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To work as a plumber.
  • idiom:
    • from Not straight.
  • verb:
    • to look for the depth, generally of a liquid; to sound.
    • To attach to a water offer and drain.
    • to take into account or explore detailed, to access the bottom of, specifically to plumb the depths of.
    • to make use of a plumb bob as a measuring or aligning device.
    • To accurately align vertically or horizontally.
    • To secure anything with lead.
    • to the office as a plumber.
    • to-fall or sink like a plummet.
    • To locate a road or track; to follow it to its end.
    • To position vertically above or below.
    • fat with lead
    • gauge the depth of anything
    • study carefully as well as in great level
    • adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
  • others:
    • An obsolete spelling of plum.
    • True according to a plumb-line; straight.
    • Of individuals, upright in personality or conduct; thoroughgoing.
    • In a vertical direction; in a line perpendicular toward plane for the horizon; lower.
    • precisely; to a nicety; entirely: as, he strike the target plumb in bull's-eye.
    • Downright; entirely; completely.
    • to regulate by a plumb-line; set in a vertical position: as, to plumb a wall or a building.
    • To appear with or just like a plummet, as the depth of liquid.
    • To ascertain the measure, proportions, capacity, or the love, of; test-
    • To supply, as a building, with lead pipelines for liquid, sewage, etc.
    • In plumbing, to secure an opening by closing it with solder or any other smooth metal.
    • To coincide in course because of the plumb-line; be vertically above or below.

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