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Definition of Plumb

  • A little mass or weight of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction; a plummet; a plumb bob. See Plumb line, below.
  • Perpendicular; vertical; conforming the direction of a line attached to a plumb; as, the wall is plumb.
  • In a plumb direction; perpendicularly.
  • To adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular; as, to plumb a building or a wall.
  • To sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test.
  • To seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe.
  • To supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing.
  • the metal bob of a plumb line
  • adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
  • examine thoroughly and in great depth
  • measure the depth of something
  • weight with lead
  • completely; used as intensifiers
  • exactly
  • conforming to the direction of a plumb line

How to use plumb in a sentence. Plumb pronunciation.

He could see a long way, and sometimes it almost seemed as if he saw farther than at others; but lower down there was always that purply transparent blackness into which his eyesight plunged, but could not quite plumb.
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Joe Williams, you've gone plumb crazy.
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Howdy, folks!-guess yuh thought I'd plumb lost the trail back," he called to them over his shoulder while he dove after suitcases, packages of various sizes and shapes, a box or two which the Happy Family recognized as containing "raw stock," and a camera tripod that looked perfectly new.
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I'm plumb sore at myself.
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Kennedy was talking rapidly of data which he had derived from his metric photograph, from plumb line, level, compass, and tape, astronomical triangle, vertices, zenith, pole and sun, declination, azimuth, solar time, parallactic angles, refraction, and a dozen bewildering terms.
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Thus we say that the plumb is a symbol of rectitude of conduct.
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The physical qualities of the plumb are here compared or contrasted with the moral conception of virtue, or rectitude.
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The _square_ was required to fit the joints with sufficient accuracy, the _level_ to run the courses in a horizontal line, and the _plumb_ to erect the whole with due regard to perfect perpendicularity.
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In the alphabet of symbolism, we find the square, the level, and the plumb appropriated to this second degree.
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The plumb is a symbol of rectitude of conduct, and inculcates that integrity of life and undeviating course of moral uprightness which can alone distinguish the good and just man.
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They required that the craftsmen should prove the correctness of their work by the square, level, and plumb, and test, by these unerring instruments, the accuracy of their joints; and, when satisfied of the just arrangement of every part, the cement, which was to give an unchangeable union to the whole, was then applied by themselves.
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It is in the same way that in Masonry the plumb represents rectitude, the level, human equality, and the trowel, concord or harmony.
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But it was plain he was shot through, plumb center.
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But you got me wrong; I'm plumb proud of you, and just to prove it I aim to make you carry our bank-roll in your name.
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They was plumb elated at their winnin' up at Fort Lewis, and the gamblin' fever was on 'em strong, so right after supper they invited us to join 'em in a game of Mexican monte.
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When Mike moseyed in, along about ten o'clock, he was plumb loco; the moon-madness was on him strong.
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When it came to being plumb contented there probably never was a soul on this earth that was the equal of Master Hurdle.
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In three separate schoolbooks, each the work of a different compilator, I discover Sir Walter Scott's poetic contribution touching on Young Lochinvar-Young Lochinvar who came out of the West, the same as the Plumb plan subsequently came, and the Hiram Johnson presidential boom and the initiative and the referendum and the I. W. W.
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There is not one in a hundred, certainly, that does not sometimes see things distorted by double refraction, out of plumb or out of focus, or with colors which do not belong to it, or in some way betraying that the two halves of the brain are not acting in harmony with each other.
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Are there not moods in which it seems to you that they are disposed to see all things out of plumb and in false relations with each other?
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Examples of Plumb

Example #1
But it was all in vain.
Example #2
These fancies made him move carefully in his efforts to peer down farther than before, so as to force his eyes to pierce the gloom and make out where Melchior lay.
Example #3
John White has bewitched you!
Example #4
But I tell you, mother, farmers aren't satisfied to get along in the same way they used to.
Example #5
From the congested tonneau a tall, slim young woman managed to descend without stepping on anything that could not bear being stepped upon.
Example #6
She gave her skirts a little shake, pushed back a flying strand of hair and turned her back to the machine that she might the better inspect her immediate surroundings.