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Meaning of "plumber" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PLUMBER

From Old French plommier worker in lead, from Late Latin plumbārius, from Latin plumbum lead.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PLUMBER

plumber  [ˈplʌmə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLUMBER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Plumber is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PLUMBER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

plumber

Plumber

A plumber is a tradesperson who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems. The term dates from ancient times, and is related to the Latin word for lead, "plumbum."...

Definition of plumber in the English dictionary

The definition of plumber in the dictionary is a person who installs and repairs pipes, fixtures, etc, for water, drainage, and gas.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLUMBER


bummer
ˈbʌmə
comer
ˈkʌmə
crumber
ˈkrʌmə
cummer
ˈkʌmə
downcomer
ˈdaʊnˌkʌmə
drummer
ˈdrʌmə
gumma
ˈɡʌmə
gummer
ˈɡʌmə
hummer
ˈhʌmə
incomer
ˈɪnkʌmə
latecomer
ˈleɪtˌkʌmə
midsummer
ˈmɪdˈsʌmə
mummer
ˈmʌmə
newcomer
ˈnjuːˌkʌmə
overcomer
ˌəʊvəˈkʌmə
rummer
ˈrʌmə
skummer
ˈskʌmə
slummer
ˈslʌmə
strummer
ˈstrʌmə
summer
ˈsʌmə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLUMBER

plumb
plumb bob
plumb line
plumb rule
plumbable
plumbaginaceous
plumbaginous
plumbago
plumbate
plumbeous
plumber´s mate
plumber´s merchant
plumberies
plumbery
plumbic
Plumbicon
plumbiferous
plumbing
plumbing fixtures
plumbism

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLUMBER

accession number
call number
climber
contact number
cool as a cucumber
cucumber
house number
Humber
lumber
mobile number
number
outnumber
phone number
reference number
registration number
serial number
slumber
social security number
street number
telephone number
VAT number

Synonyms and antonyms of plumber in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «plumber» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLUMBER

Find out the translation of plumber to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of plumber from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «plumber» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

管道工
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fontanero
570 millions of speakers

English

plumber
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्लम्बर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَبَّاك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

водопроводчик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encanador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সীসক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plombier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tukang paip
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klempner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

配管工
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배관공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Plumber
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

thợ ống nước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிளம்பராக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्लंबर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tesisatçı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idraulico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hydraulik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слюсар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

instalator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υδραυλικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

loodgieter
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rörmokare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rørlegger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of plumber

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLUMBER»

The term «plumber» is very widely used and occupies the 17.538 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLUMBER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about plumber

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10 QUOTES WITH «PLUMBER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word plumber.
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Arthur Baer
A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source.
2
Jo Brand
There's lots of different feminist groups. It's not as straightforward as just looking like a plumber.
3
Scott Caan
I never planned on being a plumber.
4
Kevin Cramer
I really see the vocation of politics like I see every vocation - whether it's being a reporter or serving in public life or being a plumber - as an extension of ministry.
5
Robert Goulet
I wanted to be a plumber.
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Dhani Harrison
Playing music has always felt very natural. You know, you do try to do other things, and you do learn lessons that way, but, eventually - well... if your dad is a plumber, you become a plumber. It's the family business, and I felt like I was taking over the family business.
7
Ricky Jay
One of the best sleight-of-hand guys I know is a plumber.
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Bela Lugosi
Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
9
Audrey MacLean
I am instinctively a network infrastructure plumber.
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Barry Mann
If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLUMBER»

Discover the use of plumber in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to plumber and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Plumber's Exam Preparation Guide
Hundreds of questions and answers to help you pass the apprentice, journeyman, or master plumber's exam. Questions are in the style of the actual exam. The best way to prepare yourself for examination day!
Howard C. Massey, 1985
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Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization
An anecdotal history of plumbing from the Harappan of 3000 B.C. to the modern world is a tribute to such engineering achievements as the lead pipes of the Roman empire, the sewers of London, and Japanese toilets.
W. Hodding Carter, 2007
3
Plumber's Field Manual
Additionally, this book is a useful tool for plumbing exam review, plumbing supply houses, and as a text/reference for vocational schools.
R. Dodge Woodson, 1996
4
Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream
Discover the Real Story that hasn't been told about his rendezvous with Obama, the real and personal impact of the illegal invasion of his privacy by Ohio State officials, his eye-opening experience with Governor Sarah Palin, and the tough ...
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, 2008
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A Career as a Plumber
Introduces the profession of plumbing, including its history, tools, apprenticeship programs, and areas of specialization.
Simone Payment, 2010
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The Angry Plumber and Other Woefully True Bathroom Calamities
B.M. Krysis is a modern-day "pooper"-hero, fighting for truth, justice...and, hopefully, an unremarkable trip to the bathroom. When dark forces exploit his one weakness, KRAPTONITE, will he survive?
B. M. Krysis, 2004
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The Plumber
The hero of The Plumber is Helmut Hase, a man who portrays wisdom, strength and courage in his home environment.
Arend Wieman, 2004
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Plato the Platypus Plumber (Part-Time)
Hazel Edwards. But n±w... ...n± rain f±r m±nths. Even sch±±l g1rd2ns die¶. N±w, gu®ters have strange new pipes,
Hazel Edwards, 2010
9
Plumber's Licensing Study Guide, Third Edition
Fully revised for the 2012 International Plumbing Code and 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code, this careerbuilding guide helps you: Master the material most likely to appear on plumber's licensing exams Improve your test-taking ability with 400+ ...
Michael Frankel, R. Woodson, 2012
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Plumber?s And Pipefitter?s Calculations Manual 2/e
In addition to easy-to-find answers, this guide delivers: A concise outline of trade mathematics Plastic and copper pipe and copper tubing facts and figures Standard and handicapped fixture layouts Guidelines for sizing water heaters ...
R. Dodge Woodson, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLUMBER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term plumber is used in the context of the following news items.
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Unauthorised ads land plumber with $5000 fine
An unauthorised Auckland plumber who touted his services on Facebook and his own website has been stung by a bill of nearly $5000. «TVNZ, Jul 15»
2
Plumber: Special bathtubs have cornered the market
Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book "Ed Del Grande's House Call," the host of TV and ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Ever Wanted to Murder Mario? Now You Can With 'Kill The Plumber'
Not many videogame characters boast the same kind of prominence across the world like Mario. It now feels like the Italian plumber has been ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
4
Dubai plumber hopes for artificial limbs
Dubai plumber hopes for artificial limbs. Man's dad now in Dubai to find out what happened after sickness leaves him limb-less. By. VM Sathish. «Emirates 24/7, Jul 15»
5
Anti-union Canberra plumber `hostile and aggressive', says CEPU …
A Canberra plumber who wrote a union resignation letter for his employees to sign was a "particularly hostile and aggressive person to deal ... «The Canberra Times, Jul 15»
6
Mario parody Kill the Plumber suffers an ironic blow with its own rip-off
Worse yet, it's been on the Amazon Appstore since before Kill the Plumber even launched, making it look like a more direct rip-off to the ... «Pocket Gamer, Jul 15»
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Leeds plumber jailed after illegal gas work
... to larger size. HSE · News · Media centre; Leeds plumber jailed after illegal gas work ... Leeds plumber jailed after illegal gas work. Date: 21 ... «Health and Safety Executive, Jul 15»
8
Plumber: Get hands-on experience with touchless toilet
Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande's House Call,” the host of TV and ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
9
Plumber in the pipeline for top award
Stewart Norris, 41, of Woodside, Boston, has been shortlisted as the only Lincolnshire plumber in the running for the inaugural UK Plumber of ... «Boston Standard, Jul 15»
10
Leaky sink? Order a plumber on Amazon.
Amazon announced Wednesday that it's expanding its on-demand home services business -- transparently named "Amazon Home Services" ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»

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