Plume meaning

plo͝om
The definition of a plume is a feather or a group of feathers, or a cloud of material spreading from its source.

A large, full feather from an ostrich that you wear in your hat is an example of a plume.

A cloud of smoke coming from someone who is smoking a cigarette is an example of a plume of smoke.

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To rise or emanate in a plume.

Smoke plumed from the chimney.

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An upward spray of water or mist.
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To plume means to decorate with a feather, or to spread out from a source.

Adding a large turkey feather to a hat is an example of a way to plume a hat.

When smoke billows out in waves from a factory, this is an example of when smoke plumes.

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A mass or stream of material that resembles a long feather.

A plume of smoke.

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A large feather, cluster of feathers, or similar ornament worn on a helmet, hat, or horse's harness.
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A token of honor or achievement.
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An ornament made of a large feather or feathers, or of a feathery tuft of hair, esp. when worn on a hat, helmet, etc. as a mark of distinction.
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To pride (oneself)
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(intransitive) To congratulate oneself proudly.
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To form a plume.

Smoke plumed from his pipe then slowly settled towards the floor.

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To write; to pen.
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A feather, especially a large and showy one.
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An area or section of air, water, or soil containing pollutants released from a point source.
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(geology) An upwelling of molten material from the earth's mantle.
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To decorate, cover, or supply with a plume or plumes.
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To smooth or clean (feathers) with the bill or beak; preen.
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To congratulate (oneself) in a self-satisfied way.

Plumed himself on his victory.

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Any token of worth or achievement; prize.
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Plumage or down.
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Something like a plume in shape or lightness.

A plume of smoke.

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(biol.) A featherlike formation or part.
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(geol.) A plume-shaped mass of molten rock that rises through the crust from the mantle of the earth and causes volcanic activity.
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To provide, cover, or adorn with plumes.
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A feather, especially a large one.
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A body of magma that rises from the Earth's mantle into the crust. &diamf3; If a plume rises to the Earth's surface, it erupts as lava. &diamf3; If it remains below the Earth's surface, it eventually solidifies into a body of rock known as a pluton.
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An area in air, water, soil, or rock containing pollutants released from a single source. A plume often spreads in the environment due to the action of wind, currents, or gravity.
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A feather of a bird, especially a large or showy one.
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The furry tail of certain dog breeds (e.g. Samoyed, Malteagle) that stands erect or curls over their backs.
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A cluster of feathers worn as an ornament, especially on a helmet.
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A token of honour or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.
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(geology) An upwelling of molten material from the Earth's mantle.
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(astronomy) An arc of glowing material erupting from the surface of a star.
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A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
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(intransitive) To preen and arrange feathers.
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Origin of plume

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin plūma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pluma (“feather") via Old French plume

    From Wiktionary