plume definition, meaning - what is plume in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “plume”

See all translations

plume

noun uk   us   /pluːm/
[C usually plural] a large feather: fans made of ostrich plumes
See also
[C] a decoration that looks like several large feathers tied together, worn by soldiers on their hats or attached to horses' heads: The coffin was drawn by horses with black plumes.a plume of dust, smoke, etc. a tall, thin mass of smoke, dust, or similar substance that rises up into the air: After the explosion, a plume of smoke could be seen in the sky for miles around.
plumed
adjective [before noun] uk   us   /pluːmd/
The dancers wore plumed headdresses (= with a decoration that looked like several large feathers tied together).
Translations of “plume”
in Vietnamese chùm lông…
in Spanish pluma…
in Thai ขนนก…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French plume(t)…
in German die Feder…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛,翎, (裝飾用的)羽狀物, 羽飾…
in Indonesian bulu hiasan…
in Russian перо…
in Turkish kuş tüyü, telek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛,翎, (装饰用的)羽状物, 羽饰…
in Polish pióro…
(Definition of plume from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of plume?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “plume”

Definitions of “plume” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

a game in hand

if a sports team has a game in hand over other teams in a competition, it still has another game to play in which it can gain points

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More