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Definition of plume:

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

Synonyms:

garb, lop, snitch, arrange, preen, deplumate, deplume, distinction, dowse, coiffure, accolade, cull, tweak, filch, habilitate, lift, accost, souse, solicit, visor, clip, drench, groom, apparel, cabbage, rob, honor, set, chinstrap, thread, cut back, hit it up, thieve, pull, plunk, pilfer, strip, snarf, hustle, inebriate, addict, hook, get dressed, decorate, trim, pluck, respect, fleece, blue ribbon, sneak, snare, compliment, snip, length, douse, coiffe, filament, cop, tog, feathering, curry, garnish, gazump, displume, pick, crown, shear, congratulate, hock, dress up, garment, peak, prune, strap, pick off, pole, pawn, stick, dress out, hatpin, plumage, string, tuft, premium, overload, knock off, decoration, pinch, sop, fit out, imbue, prize, soak, tear, line, abstract, swipe, coif, do, surcharge, pride, roll, pull off, glom, primp, intoxicate, overcharge, feather, crochet, enclothe, purloin, kudo, dress, nobble, raiment, crest, cockade, clothe, felicitate, crop, spring, line up, brim.

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