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Adverb: plumb  plúm
  1. Completely; used as an intensifier
    "I'm plumb tuckered out";
    - clean, plum
     
  2. Conforming to the direction of a plumb line
     
  3. Exactly
    "fell plumb in the middle of the puddle";
    - plum
Verb: plumb  plúm
  1. Measure the depth of something
     
  2. Weight with lead
     
  3. Examine thoroughly and in great depth
     
  4. Adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
Noun: plumb  plúm
  1. The metal bob of a plumb line
    - plumb bob, plummet
Adjective: plumb  plúm
  1. Exactly vertical
    "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"

Sounds like: pleural, plural

Derived forms: plumbs, plumbing, plumbed

See also: perpendicular, vertical

Type of: adjust, bob, burden, burthen, correct, explore, measure, quantify, quantitate, set, weight, weight down

Part of: perpendicular, plumb line

Encyclopedia: Plumb