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    plume

    plume - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plume

    Definition
    (noun) anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    Example Sentence
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
    Definition
    (noun) a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament Definition
    (noun) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    Synonyms : feather , plumage
    Definition
    (verb) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    Synonyms : fleece , gazump , hook , overcharge , pluck , rob , soak , surcharge
    Definition
    (verb) be proud of
    Synonyms : congratulate , pride
    Example Sentence
    • He prides himself on making it into law school
    Definition
    (verb) deck with a plume
    Example Sentence
    • a plumed helmet
    Definition
    (verb) clean with one's bill
    Synonyms : preen
    Example Sentence
    • The birds preened
    Definition
    (verb) form a plume
    Example Sentence
    • The chimneys were pluming the sky
    • The engine was pluming black smoke
    Definition
    (verb) dress or groom with elaborate care
    Synonyms : dress , preen , primp
    Example Sentence
    • She likes to dress when going to the opera
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