a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line.
Compare plumb line.
adjective, Also, plum.
true according to a plumb line perpendicular.
Informal. downright or absolute.
adverb, Also, plum.
in a perpendicular or vertical direction.
exactly, precisely, or directly.
Informal. completely or absolutely:
She was plumb mad. You’re plumb right.
verb (used with object)
to test or adjust by a plumb line.
to make vertical.
Shipbuilding. horn (def 32).
to sound with or as with a plumb line.
to measure (depth) by sounding.
to examine closely in order to discover or understand:
to plumb someone’s thoughts.
to seal with lead.
to weight with lead.
to provide (a house, building, apartment, etc.) with plumbing.
verb (used without object)
to work as a plumber.
out of / off plumb, not corresponding to the perpendicular; out of true.
a weight, usually of lead, suspended at the end of a line and used to determine water depth or verticality
the perpendicular position of a freely suspended plumb line (esp in the phrases out of plumb, off plumb)
(prenominal) (informal, mainly US) (intensifier): a plumb nuisance
in a vertical or perpendicular line
(informal, mainly US) (intensifier): plumb stupid
(informal) exactly; precisely (also in the phrase plumb on)
(transitive) often foll by up. to test the alignment of or adjust to the vertical with a plumb line
(transitive) to undergo or experience (the worst extremes of misery, sadness, etc): to plumb the depths of despair
(transitive) to understand or master (something obscure): to plumb a mystery
to connect or join (a device such as a tap) to a water pipe or drainage system
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verb 1. (transitive) to repair the joints of (brickwork, masonry, etc) with mortar or cement