Definitions for plantplænt, plɑnt

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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"

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

Freebase

  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


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