plume definition

  • noun:
    • A feather, especially a sizable and showy one.
    • a sizable feather or group of feathers worn as an ornament or logo of ranking, as on a helmet.
    • A token of honor or success.
    • A structure or kind that's like a lengthy feather: a plume of smoke.
    • Ecology an area in air, water, or soil containing toxins introduced from a place source.
    • Geology An upwelling of molten product through the planet's mantle.
    • A feather of a bird, particularly a large or showy one.
    • The furry tail of particular puppy breeds that stay erect or curl over their backs (eg Samoyed, Malteagle)
    • A cluster of feathers used as an ornament, specially on a helmet.
    • An upward squirt of water or mist.
    • An upwelling of molten material from world's mantle.
    • An arc of radiant material erupting from the area of a star.
    • A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or good looking feather.
    • An ornamental tuft of feathers.
    • A feather, or number of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving decoration of tresses, or other product resembling feathers.
    • A token of honor or prowess; that where one prides himself; a prize or incentive.
    • a big and versatile panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
    • A feather.
    • A tuft of feathers; a set or lot of plumes worn as an ornament; an egret; plumery.
    • Plumage.
    • A token of honor; a prize won by contest.
    • In botany, same as plumule, 3.
    • In entomology: A hair with many fine branches, resembling somewhat smooth feather; a plumate hair.
    • A plume-moth.
    • A plumose part or development, at the time of the gill of a crustacean or a mollusk.
    • whatever resembles a feather fit or lightness
    • the light horny waterproof framework developing the external covering of birds
    • a feather or group of feathers worn as an ornament
  • verb-transitive:
    • To embellish, cover, or offer with or as if with plumes.
    • To smooth (feathers); preen.
    • To congratulate (oneself) in a self-satisfied method: plumed himself on their success.
    • to choose and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.
    • To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; in addition, to peel.
    • To adorn with feathers or plumes.
    • To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively.
  • verb:
    • To preen and arrange feathers.
    • To congratulate yourself proudly.
    • To form a plume
    • to create; to pen.
    • be pleased with
    • clean with an individual's bill
    • rip-off; ask an unreasonable cost
    • gown or groom with fancy care
    • deck with a plume
    • type a plume
  • others:
    • To outfit the plumage of, as a bird; preen.
    • To remove from the plumage of, as a bird; pluck.
    • To decorate with feathers or plumes; feather; set as a plume; thus, to enhance or decorate (the person) by any means.
    • To pride; boast: utilized reflexively: as, to plume one's self on one's skill.

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