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Plume meaning

plume - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. clean with one's bill; " The birds preened"
  2. 2. deck with a plume; " a plumed helmet"
  3. 3. A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather.
  4. 4. An ornamental tuft of feathers.
  5. 5. A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers.
  6. 6. A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward.
  7. 7. A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses.
  8. 8. To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.
  9. 9. To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel.
  10. 10. To adorn with feathers or plumes.
  11. 11. To pride; to vaunt; to boast; - used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill.
  12. 12. A feather; crest of feathers; prize of contest.
  13. 13. To adjust the feathers, as a bird; to pride one's self.
  14. 14. To adorn with feathers.

plume - examples of usage

  1. No bird, be its home in the most remote and inaccessible jungles, has until recently been safe from the plume hunter.
  2. There is, however, much yet to be done, for in parts of our country birds that should be protected are still at the mercy of the plume hunter.
  3. As Cashel had predicted, he was beginning to plume himself on his pluck.
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