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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


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.


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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