Tofall vs Plummet - What's the difference?

tofall | plummet |


As nouns the difference between tofall and plummet

is that tofall is decline; settling; end; close while plummet is (archaic) a piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.

As a verb plummet is

to drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tofall

English

Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l), (l), (l), (l)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Decline; settling; end; close.
  • at to-fall of the day'' — A. E. Houseman, ''More Poems , XLIV
  • (archaic, architechture) A shed or building annexed to the wall of a larger one, having its roof formed in a single slope with the top resting against the wall; lean-to.
  • plummet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 3
  • I'll sink him deeper than e'er plummet sounded.
  • (archaic) A plumb bob or a plumb line.
  • (archaic) Hence, any weight.
  • * 1945, , Here is Your War: Story of G.I. Joe , The World Publishing Company (1945), page #93:
  • His parachute was shot half away, and if he'd jumped he would have fallen like a plummet .
  • (archaic) A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing
  • a plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
  • Violent or dramatic fall
  • (figuratively) decline; fall; drop
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Yet another seriously under-par performance is unlikely to provide any real answers to their remarkable plummet in form - but it proves they can at least churn out a much-needed result. }}

    Verb

  • To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.
  • After its ascent, the arrow plummeted to earth.

    Synonyms

    * (to drop swiftly) dive, drop, fall

    Antonyms

    * (to drop swiftly) ascend, rise, rocket, soar, skyrocket

    See also

    * plumb line * plumb

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