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Definition 1: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for plume in the sense of this definition

(plume is a kind of ...) any covering for the body or a body part

(plume is a kind of ...) material derived from animals

(... is a kind of plume ) a feather covering the shoulder of a bird

(... is a kind of plume ) any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

(... is a kind of plume ) long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants

(... is a kind of plume ) the downy feathers of marabou storks are used for trimming garments

(... is a kind of plume ) tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing

(... is a kind of plume ) feathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape

(... is a kind of plume ) a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds

(... is a kind of plume ) soft fine feathers

(plume is a part of ...) the hollow spine of a feather

(plume is a part of ...) the flattened weblike part of a feather consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft

(... is part of plume) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

(plume is made of the substance ...) a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves

(plume is made of the substance ...) insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

Definition 2: a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament - [noun denoting artifact]

(plume is a kind of ...) a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

(... is a kind of plume ) a long plume (especially one of egret feathers) worn on a hat or a piece of jewelry in the shape of a plume

(... is a kind of plume ) a feathered plume on a helmet

Definition 3: anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness - [noun denoting shape]

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

  • a plume of smoke
  • grass with large plumes

(plume is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

Definition 4: dress or groom with elaborate care - [verb of body]

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

  • She likes to dress when going to the opera

Synonyms for plume in the sense of this definition

(plume is a kind of ...) put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive

"She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera" "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

(plume has a similar meaning as ...) put on clothes

"we had to dress quickly" "dress the patient" "Can the child dress by herself?"

Definition 5: form a plume - [verb of change]

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

  • The chimneys were pluming the sky
  • The engine was pluming black smoke

(plume is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 6: clean with one's bill - [verb of contact]

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

  • The birds preened

Synonyms for plume in the sense of this definition

(plume is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(plume is a kind of ...) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

"Clean the stove!" "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

Definition 7: deck with a plume - [verb of creation]

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

  • a plumed helmet

(plume is a kind of ...) decorate

"deck the halls with holly"

Definition 8: be proud of - [verb of emotion]

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

  • He prides himself on making it into law school

Synonyms for plume in the sense of this definition

(plume is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Definition 9: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for plume in the sense of this definition

(plume is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of plume ) obtain by coercion or intimidation

"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

(plume implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

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