plumb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “plumb” in the English Dictionary

"plumb" in British English

See all translations

plumbverb [T]

uk   us   /plʌm/
  • plumb verb [T] (WATER)

to ​supply a ​building or a ​device with ​waterpipes, or to ​connect a ​building or a ​device to a ​waterpipe: We've ​discovered that ​ourhouse isn't plumbed ​properly. I ​think we can plumb the new ​bath into the ​existingpipes. Have you plumbed the ​dishwasher inyet?

plumbadverb

uk   us   /plʌm/

plumbadjective [after verb]

uk   us   /plʌm/ specialized
exactlystraight, usually ​describing a ​verticalsurface or ​line: When you ​hang a ​door, you need to make ​sure that it is both ​level and plumb.out of plumb not ​straightvertically: The ​externalwall is out of plumb by ​half a ​metre.
(Definition of plumb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plumb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 水, 给…装水管…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水, 給…裝水管…
What is the pronunciation of plumb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More