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plumb

noun

1 plumb

The metal bob of a plumb line.

synonyms: plumb bob, plummet.

Dutch: schietlood



verb

1 plumb

Measure the depth of something.

Roget 466: measure, mete; determine, assay; evaluate, value, assess, rate, appraise, estimate, form an estimate, set a value on; appreciate; standardize.    ... show more

Roget 208: be deep etc. adj.; render deep etc. adj.; deepen.    plunge etc. 310; sound, fathom, plumb, cast the lead, ... show more

Roget 261: close, occlude, plug; block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up; blockade, ... show more

Dutch: loden, peilen

2 plumb

Weight with lead.

3 plumb

Examine thoroughly and in great depth.

4 plumb

Adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical.

adjective

1 plumb

Exactly vertical.

Roget 212: vertical, upright, erect, perpendicular, plumb, normal, straight, bolt, upright; rampant; standing up etc. v.; rectangular, ... show more

adverb

1 plumb

Completely; used as intensifiers:
— I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out.

synonyms: clean, plum.

2 plumb

Conforming to the direction of a plumb line.

3 plumb

Exactly:
— Fell plumb in the middle of the puddle.

synonym: plum.


Moby thesaurus: T square, absolute, absolutely, accurately, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, answer, aplomb, appraise, appreciate, assay, assess, at right angles, azimuth circle, bang, bar, barricade, batten ... show more.

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