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English noun: plume

1. plume (shape) anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness


SamplesA plume of smoke.
Grass with large plumes.


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

2. plume (artifact) a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament


Broader (hypernym)adornment


Narrower (hyponym)aigret, aigrette, panache

3. plume (animal) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds


Synonymsfeather, plumage


Broader (hypernym)animal material, body covering


Narrower (hyponym)aftershaft, alula, bastard wing, contour feather, down, down feather, flight feather, hackle, marabou, pinion, quill, quill feather, scapular, spurious wing


Part holonymcalamus, quill, shaft, vane, web


Part meronymbird


Substance holonymceratin, keratin, melanin


English verb: plume

1. plume (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price


Synonymsfleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, rob, soak, surcharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off


Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring


Entailbill, charge


Antonymsundercharge

2. plume (emotion) be proud of


SamplesHe prides himself on making it into law school.


Synonymscongratulate, pride


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

3. plume (creation) deck with a plume


SamplesA plumed helmet.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bedeck, bedight, deck

4. plume (contact) clean with one's bill


SamplesThe birds preened.


Synonymspreen


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, clean, make clean, set up

5. plume (change) form a plume


SamplesThe chimneys were pluming the sky.
The engine was pluming black smoke.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

6. plume (body) dress or groom with elaborate care


SamplesShe likes to dress when going to the opera.


Synonymsdress, preen, primp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)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


Verb groupdress, get dressed









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