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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plumb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumbed p. pr. & vb. n. Plumbing ]
 1. To adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular; as, to plumb a building or a wall.
 2. To sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test.
    He did not attempt to plumb his intellect.   --Ld. Lytton.
 3. To seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe.
 4. To supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plumb·ing n.
 1. The art of casting and working in lead, and applying it to building purposes; especially, the business of furnishing, fitting, and repairing pipes for conducting water, sewage, etc.
 2. The lead or iron pipes, and other apparatus, used in conveying water, sewage, etc., in a building.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the
           distribution of water or gas in a building and for the
           disposal of sewage [syn: plumbing system]
      2: the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes
         and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
         [syn: plumbery]
      3: measuring the depths of the oceans [syn: bathymetry]