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EtymologyEdit

From Old French *plombe, from Latin plumba, plural of plumbum.

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plumb ‎(comparative more plumb, superlative most plumb)

  1. truly vertical, as indicated by a plumb line
  2. (cricket) Describing an LBW where the batsman is hit on the pads directly in front of his wicket and should be given out.

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plumb ‎(not comparable)

  1. In a vertical direction; perpendicularly.
    • Milton
      Plumb down he drops.
  2. (informal) Squarely, directly; completely.
    It hit him plumb in the middle of his face.
    Years ago the well plumb dried out, not a drop of water in there since.

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NounEdit

plumb ‎(plural plumbs)

  1. A little mass of lead, or the like, attached to a line, and used by builders, etc., to indicate a vertical direction.
  2. (nautical) A weight on the end of a long line, used by sailors to determine the depth of water.

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plumb ‎(third-person singular simple present plumbs, present participle plumbing, simple past and past participle plumbed)

  1. To determine the depth, generally of a liquid; to sound.
  2. To attach to a water supply and drain.
  3. To think about or explore in depth, to get to the bottom of, especially to plumb the depths of.
  4. To use a plumb bob as a measuring or aligning tool.
  5. To accurately align vertically or horizontally.
  6. (dated) To seal something with lead.
  7. (intransitive) To work as a plumber.
  8. (rare) To fall or sink like a plummet.
  9. (US, colloquial, figuratively, obsolete) To trace a road or track; to follow it to its end.
  10. (nautical) To position vertically above or below.

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AlbanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin plumbum ‎(lead).

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plumb m

  1. lead (metal)
  2. bullet

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  1. ^ Fialuur i voghel Sccyp e ltinisct (Small Dictionary of Albanian and Latin), page 109, by P. Jak Junkut, 1895, Sckoder

RomanianEdit

Chemical element
Pb Previous: taliu (Tl)
Next: bismut (Bi)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plumbum ‎(lead).

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plumb n ‎(uncountable)

  1. lead (metal)
  2. lead (chemical element)

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plumb m ‎(plural plumbi)

  1. bullet, projectile

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plumb n ‎(plural plumburi)

  1. (dated, chiefly Moldavia) pencil

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