[syn: plummet, plump]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plummet \Plum"met\, n. [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom,
plum, lead, F. plomb. See Plumb.]
1. A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the
depth of water.
I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.
2. A plumb bob or a plumb line. See under Plumb, n.
3. Hence, any weight.
4. A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule
paper for writing.
Plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the metal bob of a plumb line [syn: plumb bob, plumb,
v 1: drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted" [syn: plummet,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
121 Moby Thesaurus words for "plummet":
T square, abate, ablate, bate, be eaten away, beat down, bob,
break, cascade, cataract, cheapen, cheapening, collapse, come down,
consume, consume away, corrode, crash, crumble, cut, cut prices,
decline, decrease, deflate, deflation, deliquesce, depreciate,
depreciation, descend, devaluate, devaluation, die away, diminish,
dip, dip down, dive, down, drop, drop down, drop off, dump,
dwindle, ebb, erode, fall, fall away, fall down, fall in price,
fall off, give way, go down, go downhill, gravitate, jew down,
languish, lead, lessen, let up, lose altitude, lower, lowering,
mark down, markdown, melt away, nose dive, nose-dive, parachute,
pare, pitch, plop, plumb, plumb bob, plumb line, plumb rule,
plummeting, plump, plunge, plunk, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon,
pour down, precipitate, price cut, price fall, price reduction,
rain, reduce, reduction, run low, sag, sandbag, set square, shave,
shrink, sink, sinker, skid, skin-dive, sky-dive, slash, slump,
soar, sound, square, stoop, subside, swoop, swoop down, tail off,
take a header, trend downward, trim, try square, tumble, wane,
waste, waste away, wear, wear away, weight