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Definition 1: the metal bob of a plumb line - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plumb in the sense of this definition

(plumb is a kind of ...) a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string

(... is part of plumb) a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point

Definition 2: adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical - [verb of change]

(plumb is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Definition 3: measure the depth of something - [verb of cognition]

(plumb is a kind of ...) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

Definition 4: examine thoroughly and in great depth - [verb of cognition]

(plumb is a kind of ...) examine minutely

Definition 5: weight with lead - [verb of contact]

(plumb is a kind of ...) weight down with a load

Definition 6: conforming to the direction of a plumb line - [adverb denoting all]

Definition 7: exactly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where plumb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fell plumb in the middle of the puddle

Synonyms for plumb in the sense of this definition

(plumb is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 8: completely; used as intensifiers - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where plumb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean forgot the appointment
  • I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out

Synonyms for plumb in the sense of this definition

(plumb is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 9: exactly vertical - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where plumb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb

(plumb is similar to ...) at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a vertical camera angle" "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab" "measure the perpendicular height"

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