plot, secret plan, game(noun)
a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
"they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
plot, plot of land, plot of ground, patch(noun)
a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
"a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
"the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
plan secretly, usually something illegal
"They plotted the overthrow of the government"
make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
make a plat of
"Plat the town"
devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
"the writer is plotting a new novel"
The general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events.
An area or land used for building on or planting on.
A plan to commit a crime.
A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
To conceive (a crime, etc).
They had plotted a robbery.
To trace out (a graph or diagram).
They plotted the number of edits per day.
To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
Every five minutes they plotted their position.
To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
They were plotting against the king.
Origin: From plot, plotte, from plot, from plataz, of uncertain origin. Cognate with plet, Bletz, . See also plat.
a small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot
a plantation laid out
a plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale
to make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate
any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot
a share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy
contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue
a plan; a purpose
in fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means
to form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire
to contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme
to plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly
Origin: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]
Plot is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect how the reader views the story, or simply by coincidence. One is generally interested in how well this pattern of events accomplishes some artistic or emotional effect. An intricate, complicated plot is called an imbroglio, but even the simplest statements of plot may include multiple inferences, as in traditional ballads.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plot, n. a small piece of ground: a plan of a field, &c., drawn on paper: a patch or spot on clothes.—v.t. to make a plan of:—pr.p. plot′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. plot′ted. [A.S. plot.]
plot, n. a complicated scheme, esp. for a mischievous purpose: a conspiracy: stratagem: the chain of incidents which are gradually unfolded in the story of a play, &c.—v.i. to scheme: to form a scheme of mischief: to conspire.—v.t. to devise:—pr.p. plot′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. plot′ted.—adj. Plot′ful.—adj. Plot′-proof, safe from any danger by plots.—ns. Plot′ter, one who plots: a conspirator; Plot′ting.—adv. Plot′tingly. [Fr. complot, acc. to Diez, from L. complicitum, pa.p. of complicāre, to fold.]
plot, v.t. (Scot.) to scald, steep in very hot water.—n. Plot′tie, a kind of mulled wine.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. Map, chart, or graph representing data of any sort. 2. Representation on a diagram or chart of the position or course of a target in terms of angles and distances from positions; location of a position on a map or a chart. 3. The visual display of a single location of an airborne object at a particular instant of time. 4. A portion of a map or overlay on which are drawn the outlines of the areas covered by one or more photographs. See also master plot.
What does PLOT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the PLOT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'plot' in Nouns Frequency: #1642
Rank popularity for the word 'plot' in Verbs Frequency: #1061
The numerical value of plot in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of plot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Stop the rot or lose the plot.
No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
I’m not Muslim, and no I couldn't say no to it, it was a clever plot aside from the blatant sacrilege.
If I am to die, this is the week for it. -- John F. Kennedy (to aide John McClone in response to a CIA report about rumours of an assassination plot), June 1962.
We promise you that anyone who participates in the war on the Islamic State will pay a high price and will regret it, so, plot O America, plot O Europe, plot O Russia.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حبكة, مؤامرةArabic
- trama, conspirar, traçar, complot, gràfica, marjal, traçada, terreny, solar, argument, marcar, planejar, conspiracióCatalan, Valencian
- nákres, děj, obsah, výkres, parcelaCzech
- Komplott, ausarbeiten, Handlung, entwerfen, planen, plottenGerman
- αγροτεμάχιο, συνωμοσία, πλοκήGreek
- diagrama, trazar, solar, plano, conspiración, argumento, tramar, trama, complot, conspirar, gráfica, loteSpanish
- süžee, sündmustikEstonian
- merkitä, [[piirtää]] [[käyrä]], juoni, diagrammi, tulostaa, kuvio, juonia, tontti, suunnitella, palsta, juonitella, piirtää, salajuoni, plotata, käyrä, graafiFinnish
- conspirer, diagramme, intrigue, complot, tracer, graphique, lopinFrench
- marcáil, ceapachIrish
- gnìomhadhScottish Gaelic
- telek, cselekmény, földdarab, történetHungarian
- brugga launráð, reitur, teikning, blettur, graf, lóð, kortleggja, skiki, ráðabruggIcelandic
- complotto, cospirare, congiurare, ordito, diagramma, ordire, marcare, piano, tratto, intrigare, parcella, macchinazione, canovaccio, intrigo, tracciare, complottare, disegnare, appezzamento, trama, pianificare, lotto, congiura, schema, planimetria, tramare, macchinare, pezzo, cospirazione, graficoItalian
- coniūrātiō, insidiaeLatin
- whakangārahu, kaikaiwaiū, kara, kōrero kaioraora, pito whenua, whakatakoto kara, ngakingaMāori
- samenzwering, grafiek, plotten, diagram, perceel, bedenken, plot, complotDutch
- fabuła, wykres, spisek, działkaPolish
- complô, diagrama, conceber, trama, lote, marcar, argumento, traçar, gráficoPortuguese
- subiect, urzi, complotRomanian
- граф, делянка, сговор, сюжет, диаграмма, заговор, фабула, график, участок, наделRussian
- kovati, snutiSerbo-Croatian
- sammansvärjning, intrig, komplott, handling, konspireraSwedish
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