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Definition of Plume

  • A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather.
  • An ornamental tuft of feathers.
  • A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers.
  • A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.
  • A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
  • To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.
  • To adorn with feathers or plumes.
  • To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill.
  • the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
  • a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament
  • anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
  • dress or groom with elaborate care
  • form a plume
  • clean with one's bill
  • deck with a plume
  • be proud of
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price

How to use plume in a sentence. Plume pronunciation.

His neck was bare and white, and he wore no whiskers and very little beard; a collar of magnificent lace fell over his shoulders; and a black velvet cap ornamented with white plumes, which was the most elegant in the assembly, completed this costume.
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The Cavalry of the world, famous everywhere for an _esprit-du-corps_ which looks haughtily down on all other arms of the service, were too deeply absorbed in the merits of saber vs. revolver, and in the proper length of their spectacular plumes, to give a second thought to this new, untried, and therefore worthless weapon.
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By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom.
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Looking at the awkward creature, no one would suspect that under its ungainly wings it carried the most exquisite and fairy-like little plumes, so airy that it takes basketfuls of them to weigh an ounce.
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I should like the hearse to be followed by a long string of empty coaches, and I should like the horses to wear tall nodding plumes, and there should be a vast number of mutes with long streamers on their hats.
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It depended, so she came to think, when invited into his room for a private conference, upon a systematic revision of the card-index, upon the issue of certain new lemon-colored leaflets, in which the facts were marshaled once more in a very striking way, and upon a large scale map of England dotted with little pins tufted with differently colored plumes of hair according to their geographical position.
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His hair streamed on the air in wild disorder; a deep shade was thrown over his face by the drooping plumes of his barrette, from which the rain was flowing.
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There were moments, too, when their intercourse was still more subtle, and now they sat without exchange of glance or gesture, silent as chess players, looking up the narrow water into a sunset exquisite in the delicacy of its silvery plumes, fleeces pink and dusk, and illimitable distances of palest green seen through fan-rays of white light shot down from one dark, unthreatening cloud.
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When Garrick played Richard II in slashed trunk hose and plumes, it was not because he believed that the Plantagenets dressed like that, or because the costumes could not have made him a XV century dress as easily as a nondescript combination of the state robes of George III with such scraps of older fashions as seemed to playgoers for some reason to be romantic.
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Every bird that I know at home is represented here, but in gayer plumes.
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Its bell was ringing, its steam hissing, its smoke-stack throwing aloft a great black plume of smoke that fell back over the cars like a pall.
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One line of swart profiles and bearded lips dressing, One ridge of bright helmets, one crest of fair plumes, One streak of blue sword-blades all bared for the fleshing, One row of red nostrils that scent battle-fumes.
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Led by Hugo's gilt crest, the tall feather Of Thurston, and Eric's black plume!
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And now was April mirrored in the plumes Of ravens and the green of the young wheat, And dusky ewes with white lambs in the sun Lay in the valley plain between the hosts Of Israel and Philistia.
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And Naaman's wife stood at the king's right hand, Her slave-borne canopy coloured and spangled, While the great fans beat upon her pride again, And Naaman in plumes and plate and mail Again was master of the Syrian hosts.
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No one outside knew if the thing was true, but Julie, the miller's wife, seemed rather to plume herself that she had made a stir in her little world.
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Not all, for after a few words with the skipper, the two lads went aloft with the binocular to keep a sharp look-out seaward, and more especially at the two headlands at the entrance to the bay, which they watched in the full expectation of seeing the grim grey nose of the gunboat peering round, prior to her showing her whole length and her swarthy plume of smoke.
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Fitz had ample proof, without Poole's drawing his attention to the fact, that there was no possibility of the gunboat making practice with her heavy piece, for everywhere the schooner was sheltered, the course of the river being all zigzag and wind, till all at once, as the men were dipping their oars gently, the gig passed round a bend, and there was the enemy about three miles off shore, lying-to, with her great black plume of smoke floating towards them, spreading out like a haze and making her look strange and indistinct.
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Cependant, elle avait pris le livre et effaçait les pièces d'un trait de plume.
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Il devait avoir défoncé son oreiller de ses poings terribles, dans le premier moment de rage, car la toile fendue laissait couler la plume. - Écoutez, maman a tort, dit-il à la blanchisseuse d'une voix presque basse.
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Examples of Plume

Example #1
Next him was the King of Wurtemberg with his enormous stomach, which forced him to sit some distance from the table; and the King of Naples, in so magnificent a costume that it might almost be considered extravagant, covered with crosses and stars, who played with his fork, without eating or drinking.
Example #2
By the side of the King of Saxony was the King of Westphalia, Jerome Bonaparte, in a white satin tunic, and girdle ornamented with pearls and diamonds, which reached almost up to his arms.
Example #3
The world's Infantry, resting upon the assumption that it is the backbone of all armies, and the only real, reliable fighting body under all conditions, left the consideration of these vague dreams of mechanical destructiveness to lunatics, cranks, and philanthropists.
Example #4
The Artillery of the world, which poses in every country as an elite body of scientific fighters, and is often found on the battle-field to be an aggregation of abstruse theorists, were jealous and contemptuous.
Example #5
The best thing is to be respected, the next, is to be loved; it is bad to be hated, but still worse to be despised.
Example #6
The rich, again, has his whole life to guide, without goal or barrier, save of his own choosing, and, tempted, is too likely to guide it ill.