What does "Plume" mean?


(v.) A feather, or group of feathers, worn as an ornament; a waving ornament of hair, or other material resembling feathers (v.) A feather; esp., a soft, downy feather, or a long, conspicuous, or handsome feather (v.) A large and flexible panicle of inflorescence resembling a feather, such as is seen in certain large ornamental grasses (v.) A token of honor or prowess; that on which one prides himself; a prize or reward (v.) An ornamental tuft of feathers (v. t.) To adorn with feathers or plumes (v. t.) To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink (v. t.) To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill (v. t.) To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel

Synonyms pride, hook, dress, feather, pluck, fleece, preen, soak, rob, primp, surcharge, congratulate, gazump, plumage, overcharge

Example: "A plumed helmet"

Word Family plumage, plumages, plumed, plumes