Definition of 'plume'
Example sentences containing 'plume'
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It disappeared in a plume of dust. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If there is suddenly a large plume of jellyfish, they will have an issue of clogging the system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The feathery plumes will soften any environment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She ran outside to see a billowing plume of smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Another photograph showed a plume of smoke rising after the attack. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The biggest unknown is what density of ash plume can bring a plane down. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Media pictures of dense ash plumes are from right over the volcano. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The blazing wrecks of dozens of cars littered the crash site and a huge plume of smoke loomed over the city. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For the crews there was a moment of hope when a plume of darker smoke jetted skywards through the covering pall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The good weather is largely down to a plume of warm air from the Continent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The cause is a plume of Mediterranean air making its way through the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We can see a plume of smoke rising from the scrub beyond the airport's perimeter wire. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You can't see very well because of plumes of smoke. The Sun (2010)But as the air cleared, we could see the plume of smoke rising half a mile away. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Trying to pinpoint the ash plume beyond 18 hours is extremely difficult because the behaviour of the volcano is uncertain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A huge plume of smoke descended on to the pitch sparking the intervention of stewards as well as police. The Sun (2008)The attack in capital Kabul shook parts of the city and sent a huge plume of dust and smoke into the air. The Sun (2014)They come from a high-pressure world, brought upwards by what has been called a mantle plume. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)It is caused by a plume of air sweeping over Europe from Spain. The Sun (2015)He said: 'A huge plume of smoke was billowing above the rails. The Sun (2013)Winds drive the vast plumes of smoke northwards towards the base of the Malaysian peninsula where Singapore sits. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I crawled out of bed and onto the balcony in time to see a plume of dust rising from the street in front of the hotel. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)This has feathery plumes of purple flowers about 3ft high, and works well when used in large drifts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Amid crackling gunfire, the truck sets off, disappearing behind a wall before a blast sends up plumes of grey smoke. The Sun (2014)This launched a massive plume of warm air high into the atmosphere that led to bitterly cold Arctic air being shunted down through Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'plume'
British English: plume NOUN
A plume of smoke, dust, fire, or water is a large quantity of it that rises into the air in a column.
The rising plume of black smoke could be seen all over the city.
Definition of plume from the Collins English Dictionary
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