n.1.A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion, or a series of cellules, or even a single cellule.
2.A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
3.The sole of the foot.
4.(Com.) The whole machinery and apparatus employed in carrying on a trade or mechanical business; also, sometimes including real estate, and whatever represents investment of capital in the means of carrying on a business, but not including material worked upon or finished products; as, the plant of a foundry, a mill, or a railroad.
5.A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.
It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey.
- Dickens.
6.(Zool.) An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
Plant bug
(Zool.) any one of numerous hemipterous insects which injure the foliage of plants, as Lygus lineolaris, which damages wheat and trees.
Plant cutter
(Zool.) a South American passerine bird of the genus Phytotoma, family Phytotomidæ. It has a serrated bill with which it cuts off the young shoots and buds of plants, often doing much injury.
Plant louse
(Zool.) any small hemipterous insect which infests plants, especially those of the families Aphidæ and Psyllidæ; an aphid.
v. t.1.To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
[imp. & p. p. Planted; p. pr. & vb. n. Planting.]
2.To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees.
- Deut. xvi. 21.
3.To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
4.To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
5.To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
6.To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
7.To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's fist in another's face.
8.To set up; to install; to instate.
We will plant some other in the throne.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To perform the act of planting.
I have planted; Apollos watered.
- 1 Cor. iii. 6.
Noun1.Plantplant - buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
2.Plantplant - a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Synonyms: plant life, flora
3.plant - something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"
4.plant - an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
Verb1.plant - put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
Synonyms: set
2.plant - fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
Synonyms: embed, imbed, implant, engraft
3.plant - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
4.plant - place into a river; "plant fish"
5.plant - place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
6.plant - put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
Synonyms: implant
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