Definitions for plantplænt, plɑnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plantplænt, plɑnt(n.)

  1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that produce food from sunlight and inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.

    Category: Biology, Taxonomy

  2. an herb or other small vegetable growth, in contrast with a tree or shrub.

    Category: Botany

  3. a seedling or a growing slip, esp. one ready for transplanting.

    Category: Botany

  4. a factory, workshop, etc., where a product is manufactured.

  5. the equipment, machinery, tools, etc., necessary to carry on any industrial business.

  6. the complete equipment or apparatus for a particular mechanical operation:

    a heating plant.

  7. the buildings, equipment, etc., of an institution:

    the university plant.

  8. a scheme to trap, trick, or defraud.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. a person or thing placed secretly or strategically, as to gather information, provoke responses, or advance a plot or scheme.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

  10. (v.t.)to put or set in the ground for growth, as seeds, shrubs, or young trees.

  11. to furnish or stock (land) with plants.

  12. to establish or implant (ideas, principles, etc.).

  13. to bed (oysters).

  14. to insert or set firmly in or on the ground:

    to plant fence posts.

  15. to place; put.

  16. to place or station with great force or determination:

    He planted himself in the doorway.

  17. to place (something) in order to advance a plot, obtain a desired result, etc.:

    The police planted a story in the newspaper to trap the thief.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

  18. to place (a person) secretly in a situation, as to gather information or stir up reactions:

    to plant a spy.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

  19. to hide or conceal, as stolen goods.

    Category: Status (usage)

  20. to settle or found (a colony, etc.).

  21. (v.i.)to plant crops, seeds, etc.

Origin of plant:

bef. 900; (n.) ME plaunte (< OF plante), OE plante < L planta a shoot, plant; (v.) ME plaunten (< OF planter), OE plantian < L plantāre, der. of the n.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. plant, works, industrial plant(noun)

    buildings for carrying on industrial labor

    "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"

  2. plant, flora, plant life(noun)

    (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

  3. plant(noun)

    an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

  4. plant(verb)

    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"

  5. plant, set(verb)

    put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

    "Let's plant flowers in the garden"

  6. implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant(verb)

    fix or set securely or deeply

    "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

  7. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  8. plant(verb)

    place into a river

    "plant fish"

  9. plant(verb)

    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"

  10. plant, implant(verb)

    put firmly in the mind

    "Plant a thought in the students' minds"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. plant(noun)ænt, plɑnt

    a living thing with leaves and roots

    plants in the garden; a flowering plant

  2. plantænt, plɑnt

    a large factory

    a power/coal/nuclear plant

  3. plant(verb)ænt, plɑnt

    to put a plant or seeds into the ground to grow

    residents planting trees in the neighborhood

  4. plantænt, plɑnt

    to put firmly in place

    She planted her feet and refused to move.

  5. plantænt, plɑnt

    to put sth illegal in sb's possession, so it is believed they are guilty of a crime

    He swore someone had planted the drugs in his suitcase.

  6. plantænt, plɑnt

    to put a bomb somewhere

    They planted a bomb outside the embassy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plant(noun)

    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. Plant(noun)

    a bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff

  3. Plant(noun)

    the sole of the foot

  4. Plant(noun)

    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. Plant(noun)

    a plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick

  6. Plant(noun)

    an oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth

  7. Plant(noun)

    a young oyster suitable for transplanting

  8. Plant(noun)

    to put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize

  9. Plant(noun)

    to set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots

  10. Plant(noun)

    to furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest

  11. Plant(noun)

    to engender; to generate; to set the germ of

  12. Plant(noun)

    to furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony

  13. Plant(noun)

    to introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen

  14. Plant(noun)

    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

  15. Plant(noun)

    to set up; to install; to instate

  16. Plant(verb)

    to perform the act of planting


  1. Plant

    Plants, also called green plants, are living organisms of the kingdom Plantae including such multicellular groups as flowering plants, conifers, ferns and mosses, as well as, depending on definition, the green algae, but not red or brown seaweeds like kelp, nor fungi or bacteria. Green plants have cell walls with cellulose and characteristically obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis using chlorophyll contained in chloroplasts, which gives them their green color. Some plants are parasitic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize. Plants are also characterized by sexual reproduction, modular and indeterminate growth, and an alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is common, and some plants bloom only once while others bear only one bloom. Precise numbers are difficult to determine, but as of 2010, there are thought to be 300–315 thousand species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260–290 thousand, are seed plants. Green plants provide most of the world's molecular oxygen and are the basis of most of the earth's ecologies, especially on land. Plants described as grains, fruits and vegetables form mankind's basic foodstuffs, and have been domesticated for millennia. Plants serve as ornaments and, until recently and in great variety, they have served as the source of most medicines and drugs. Their scientific study is known as botany.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Plant

    The apparatus for commercial manufacturing or technical works. An electric lighting plant includes the boilers, engines and dynamos for producing the current, and the electric mains and subsidiary apparatus.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1380

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2196

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plant' in Nouns Frequency: #278

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plant' in Verbs Frequency: #610

Translations for plant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


anything growing from the ground, having a stem, a root and leaves

flowering/tropical plants.

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