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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the metal bob of a plumb line;
[syn: plumb bob, plumb, plummet]

VERB (4)

1. measure the depth of something;

2. weight with lead;

3. examine thoroughly and in great depth;

4. adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical;


1. exactly vertical;
- Example: "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"


1. completely; used as intensifiers;
- Example: "clean forgot the appointment"
- Example: "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
[syn: clean, plumb, plum]

2. conforming to the direction of a plumb line;

3. exactly;
- Example: "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle"
[syn: plumb, plum]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plumb \Plumb\ (pl[u^]m), n. [F. plomb, L. plumbum lead, a leaden ball or bullet; cf. Gr. mo`lybos, mo`libos, mo`lybdos. Cf. Plummet, Plunge.] A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction; a plummet; a plumb bob. See Plumb line, below. [1913 Webster] Plumb bob. See Bob, 4. Plumb joint, in sheet-metal work, a lap joint, fastened by solder. Plumb level. See under Level. Plumb line. (a) The cord by which a plumb bob is suspended; a plummet. (b) A line directed to the center of gravity of the earth. Plumb rule, a narrow board with a plumb line, used by builders and carpenters. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plumb \Plumb\, a. Perpendicular; vertical; conforming the direction of a line attached to a plumb; as, the wall is plumb. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plumb \Plumb\, adv. In a plumb direction; perpendicularly. "Plumb down he falls." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plumb \Plumb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumbed (pl[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Plumbing (pl[u^]m"[i^]ng).] 1. To adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular; as, to plumb a building or a wall. [1913 Webster] 2. To sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test. [1913 Webster] He did not attempt to plumb his intellect. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] 3. To seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe. [1913 Webster] 4. To supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plumb adv 1: completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out" [syn: clean, plumb, plum] 2: conforming to the direction of a plumb line 3: exactly; "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle" [syn: plumb, plum] adj 1: exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb" n 1: the metal bob of a plumb line [syn: plumb bob, plumb, plummet] v 1: measure the depth of something 2: weight with lead 3: examine thoroughly and in great depth 4: adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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