Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of PLUMMET

Pronunciation:  'plumit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the metal bob of a plumb line
  2. [v]  drop sharply; "The stock market plummeted"
 

PLUMMET is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: plumb, plumb bob, plump
 
 See Also: bob, drop, perpendicular, plumb line

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plum"met\, n. [OE. plommet, OF. plommet, fr. plom,
plum, lead, F. plomb. See {Plumb}.]
1. A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the
   depth of water.

         I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.
                                               --Shak.

2. A plumb bob or a plumb line. See under {Plumb}, n.

3. Hence, any weight.

4. A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule
   paper for writing.

{Plummet line}, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abate, ablate, bate, be eaten away, beat down, bob, break, cascade, cataract, cheapen, cheapening, collapse, come down, consume, consume away, corrode, crash, crumble, cut, cut prices, decline, decrease, deflate, deflation, deliquesce, depreciate, depreciation, descend, devaluate, devaluation, die away, diminish, dip, dip down, dive, down, drop, drop down, drop off, dump, dwindle, ebb, erode, fall, fall away, fall down, fall in price, fall off, give way, go down, go downhill, gravitate, jew down, languish, lead, lessen, let up, lose altitude, lower, lowering, mark down, markdown, melt away, nose dive, nose-dive, parachute, pare, pitch, plop, plumb, plumb bob, plumb line, plumb rule, plummeting, plump, plunge, plunk, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, pour down, precipitate, price cut, price fall, price reduction, rain, reduce, reduction, run low, sag, sandbag, set square, shave, shrink, sink, sinker, skid, skin-dive, sky-dive, slash, slump, soar, sound, square, stoop, subside, swoop, swoop down, T square, tail off, take a header, trend downward, trim, try square, tumble, wane, waste, waste away, wear, wear away, weight
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY