Definitions for plotplɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

plot*plɒt(n.; v.)plot•ted, plot•ting.

  1. (n.)a secret plan or scheme to accomplish a usu. evil purpose.

  2. the main story of a literary or dramatic work.

    Category: Literature

  3. a small piece of ground:

    a garden plot.

  4. a measured parcel of land:

    a two-acre plot.

  5. Ref: ground plan (def. 1). 1

  6. (v.t.)to plan secretly or conspiratorially:

    to plot mutiny.

  7. to mark on a plan, map, or chart, as the course of a ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  8. to draw a plan or map of, as a tract of land or a building.

  9. to divide (land) into plots.

  10. to determine and mark (points), as on graph paper, by means of measurements or coordinates. to draw (a curve) by means of points so marked. to represent by means of such a curve. to make (a calculation) by graph.

    Category: Math

  11. to devise or construct the plot of (a play, novel, etc.).

    Category: Literature

  12. (v.i.)to plan or scheme secretly.

  13. to devise the plot of a literary work.

    Category: Literature, Showbiz

* Syn: See conspiracy.

Origin of plot:

bef. 1100; ME, OE; influenced in sense by plat1, complot

plot′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. plot(noun)

    the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

    "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"

  4. plot(verb)

    a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

  5. plot(verb)

    plan secretly, usually something illegal

    "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

  6. diagram, plot(verb)

    make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

  7. plat, plot(verb)

    make a plat of

    "Plat the town"

  8. plot(verb)

    devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)

    "the writer is plotting a new novel"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. plot(noun)ɒt

    the outline of a story

    The plot was very complicated.; plot and characters

  2. plotɒt

    a secret plan to do sth bad

    a plot to blow up an office building; an assassination plot; the plot against the President

  3. plot(verb)ɒt

    to secretly plan to do sth bad

    a group that was plotting to attack a school

  4. plotɒt

    to mark the progress, development, etc. of sth on a chart, map, etc.

    teachers plotting their students' progress

Wiktionary

  1. plot(Noun)

    The general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events.

  2. plot(Noun)

    An area or land used for building on or planting on.

  3. plot(Noun)

    A plan to commit a crime.

  4. plot(Noun)

    A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.

  5. plot(Verb)

    To conceive (a crime, etc).

    They had plotted a robbery.

  6. plot(Verb)

    To trace out (a graph or diagram).

    They plotted the number of edits per day.

  7. plot(Verb)

    To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

    Every five minutes they plotted their position.

  8. plot(Verb)

    To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

    They were plotting against the king.

  9. Origin: From plot, plotte, from plot, from plataz, of uncertain origin. Cognate with plet, Bletz, . See also plat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plot(noun)

    a small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot

  2. Plot(noun)

    a plantation laid out

  3. Plot(noun)

    a plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale

  4. Plot(verb)

    to make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate

  5. Plot(noun)

    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

  6. Plot(noun)

    a share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy

  7. Plot(noun)

    contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue

  8. Plot(noun)

    a plan; a purpose

  9. Plot(noun)

    in fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means

  10. Plot(verb)

    to form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire

  11. Plot(verb)

    to contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme

  12. Plot(verb)

    to plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly

Freebase

  1. Plot

    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.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. plot

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plot' in Nouns Frequency: #1642

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plot' in Verbs Frequency: #1061


Translations for plot

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plot(noun)

a plan, especially for doing something evil; a conspiracy

a plot to assassinate the President.

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