Definitions for PLANT
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word PLANT.
plant, works, industrial plantnoun
buildings for carrying on industrial labor
"they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
plant, flora, plant lifenoun
(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
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"
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
"Let's plant flowers in the garden"
implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plantverb
fix or set securely or deeply
"He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
establish, found, plant, constitute, instituteverb
set up or lay the groundwork for
"establish a new department"
place into a river
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"
put firmly in the mind
"Plant a thought in the students' minds"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: plant, Fr. planta, Latin.
What comes under this denomination, Ray has distributed under twenty-seven genders or kinds:
1. The imperfect plants, which do either totally want both flower and seed, or else seem to do so.
2. Plants producing either no flower at all, or an imperfect one, whose seed is so small as not to be discernible by the naked eye.
3. Those whose seeds are not so small, as singly to be invisible, but yet have an imperfect or staminous flower; i. e. such a one, as is without the petala, having only the stamina and the perianthium.
4. Such as have a compound flower, and emit a kind of white juice or milk when their stalks are cut off or their branches broken off.
5. Such as have a compound flower of a discous figure, the seed pappous, or winged with downe, but emit no milk.
6. The herbæ capitatæ, or such whose flower is composed of many small, long, fistulous or hollow flowers gathered round together in a round button or head, which is usually covered with a squamous or scaly coat.
7. Such as have their leaves entire and undivided into jags.
8. The corymbiferous plants, which have a compound discous flower, but the seeds have no downe adhering to them.
9. Plants with a perfect flower, and having only one single seed belonging to each single flower.
10. Such as have rough, hairy or bristly seeds.
11. The umbelliferous plants, which have a pentapetalous flower, and belonging to each single flower are two seeds, lying naked and joining together; they are called umbelliferous, because the plant, with its branches and flowers, hath an head like a lady’s umbrella: [1.] Such as have a broad flat seed almost of the figure of a leaf, which are encompassed round about with something like leaves. [2.] Such as have a longish seed, swelling out in the middle, and larger than the former. [3.] Such as have a shorter seed. [4.] Such as have a tuberose root. [5.] Such as have a wrinkled, channelated or striated seed.
12. The stellate plants, which are so called, because their leaves grow on their stalks at certain intervals or distances in the form of a radiant star: their flowers are really monopetalous, divided into four segments, which look like so many petala; and each flower is succeeded by two seeds at the bottom of it.
13. The asperifolia, or rough leaved plants: they have their leaves placed alternately, or in no certain order on their stalks; they have a monopetalous flower cut or divided into five partitions, and after every flower there succeed usually four seeds.
14. The suffrutices, or verticilate plants: their leaves grow by pairs on their stalks, one leaf right against another; their leaf is monopetalous, and usually in form of an helmet.
15. Such as have naked seeds, more than four, succeeding their flowers, which therefore they call polyspermæ plantæ semine nudo; by naked seeds, they mean such as are not included in any seed pod.
16. Bacciferous plants, or such as bear berries.
17. Multisiliquous, or corniculate plants, or such as have, after each flower, many distinct, long, slender, and many times crooked cases or siliquæ, in which their seed is contained, and which, when they are ripe, open themselves and let the seeds drop out.
18. Such as have a monopetalous flower, either uniform or difform, and after each flower a peculiar seed-case containing the seed, and this often divided into many distinct cells.
19. Such as have an uniform tetrapetalous flower, but bear these seeds in oblong siliquous cases.
20. Vasculiferous plants, with a tetrapetalous flower, but often anomalous.
21. Leguminous plants, or such as bear pulse, with a papilionaceous flower.
22. Vasculiferous plants, with a pentapetalous flower; these have, besides the common calix, a peculiar case containing their seed, and their flower consisting of five leaves.
23. Plants with a true bulbous root, which consists but of one round ball or head, out of whose lower part go many fibres to keep it firm in the earth: the plants of this kind come up but with one leaf; they have no foot stalk, and are long and slender: the seed vessels are divided into three partitions: their flower is sexapetalous.
24. Such as have their fruits approaching to a bulbous form: these emit, at first coming up, but one leaf, and in leaves, flowers and roots resemble the true bulbous plant.
25. Culmiferous plants, with a grassy leaf, are such as have a smooth hollow-jointed stalk, with one sharp-pointed leaf at each joint, encompassing the stalk, and set out without any foot stalk: their seed is contained within a chaffy husk.
26. Plants with a grassy leaf, but not culmiferous, with an imperfect or staminous flower.
27. Plants whose place of growth is uncertain and various, chiefly water plants.
Butchers and villains,
How sweet a plant have you untimely cropt. William Shakespeare.
Between the vegetable and sensitive province there are plant-animals and some kind of insects arising from vegetables, that seem to participate of both. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.
The next species of life above the vegetable, is that of sense; wherewith some of those productions, which we call plant-animals, are endowed. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol.
It continues to be the same plant, as long as it partakes of the same life, though that life be communicated to new particles of matter, vitally united to the living plant, in a like continued organization, conformable to that sort of plants. John Locke.
Once I was skill’d in ev’ry herb that grew,
And ev’ry plant that drinks the morning dew. Alexander Pope.
A man haunts the forest, that abuses our young plants with carving Rosalind on their barks. William Shakespeare, As You like it.
Take a plant of stubborn oak,
And labour him with many a stubborn stroke. Dryden.
Etymology: planto, Lat. planter, Fr.
Plant not thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the Lord. Deutr. xvi. 21.
The honour’d gods the chairs of justice
Supply with worthy men, plant love amongst you. William Shakespeare.
It engenders choler, planteth anger;
And better ’twere, that both of us did fast,
Than feed it with such overroasted flesh. William Shakespeare.
The fool hath planted in his memory
An army of good words. William Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice.
In this hour,
I will advise you where to plant yourselves. William Shakespeare.
The mind through all her powers
Irradiate, there plant eyes. John Milton.
When Turnus had assembled all his pow’rs,
His standard planted on Laurentum’s tow’rs;
Trembling with rage, the Latian youth prepare
To join th’ allies. John Dryden, Æneis.
If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifles and jingles, but use them justly. Francis Bacon.
Create, and therein plant a generation. John Milton.
To the planting of it in a nation, the soil may be mellowed with the blood of the inhabitants; nay, the old extirpated, and the new colonies planted. Decay of Piety.
To build, to plant, whatever you intend,
In all let nature never be forgot. Alexander Pope.
Plants are predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Historically, the plant kingdom encompassed all living things that were not animals, and included algae and fungi; however, all current definitions of Plantae exclude the fungi and some algae, as well as the prokaryotes (the archaea and bacteria). By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants") which is sister of the Glaucophyta, and consists of the green algae and Embryophyta (land plants). The latter includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, and mosses. Most plants are multicellular organisms. Green plants obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis by primary chloroplasts that are derived from endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria. Their chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and b, which gives them their green color. Some plants are parasitic or mycotrophic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize, but still have flowers, fruits, and seeds. Plants are characterized by sexual reproduction and alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is also common. There are about 320,000 known species of plants, of which the great majority, some 260,000–290,000, produce seeds. Green plants provide a substantial proportion of the world's molecular oxygen, and are the basis of most of Earth's ecosystems. Plants that produce grain, fruit, and vegetables also form basic human foods and have been domesticated for millennia. Plants have many cultural and other uses, as ornaments, building materials, writing material and, in great variety, they have been the source of medicines and psychoactive drugs. The scientific study of plants is known as botany, a branch of biology.
A plant is a living organism belonging to the kingdom Plantae, typically characterized by their ability to photosynthesize, meaning they convert light energy into chemical energy to fuel their growth. They have a complex cellular structure, usually fixed in one place with roots in the ground, and most have chlorophyll that gives them a green color. Plants play a crucial role in the world's ecosystem, as they produce oxygen, offer habitats and food for many creatures, and are used by humans for various purposes such as medicine, food, and decoration. This group includes trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses.
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
a bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff
the sole of the foot
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
a plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick
an oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth
a young oyster suitable for transplanting
to put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize
to set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots
to furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest
to engender; to generate; to set the germ of
to furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony
to introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen
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
to set up; to install; to instate
to perform the act of planting
Etymology: [AS. plantian, L. plantare. See Plant, n.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plant, n. a something living and growing, fixed on the ground and drawing food therefrom by means of its root, and developing into a stem, leaves, and seed: a sprout: any vegetable production: the tools or material of any trade or business: (slang) a trick, dodge, hidden plunder.—v.t. to put into the ground for growth: to furnish with plants: to set in the mind, implant: to establish.—v.i. to set shoots in the ground.—adj. Plant′able.—ns. Plant′age (Shak.), plants in general, or the vegetable kingdom; Plantā′tion, a place planted: a wood or grove: (U.S.) a large estate: a colony: act or process of introduction: (Milt.) the act of planting; Plant′er, one who plants or introduces: the owner of a plantation; Plant′-house, a garden structure designed for the protection and cultivation of the plants of warmer climates than our own; Plant′icle, a young plant; Plant′ing, the act of setting in the ground for growth: the art of forming plantations of trees: a plantation.—adj. Plant′less, destitute of vegetation.—ns. Plant′let, a little plant; Plant′-louse, a small homopterous insect which infests plants; Plant′ule, the embryo of a plant. [A.S. plante (Fr. plante)—L. planta, a shoot, a plant.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A stock of tools, &c. Also, the fixtures, machinery, &c., required to carry on a business.
A type of facility with the accurate and specific tools, equipment, machinery, technology, management, employees and space to provide a specific type of commodities, goods, products or services.
There are a variety of plants in countries e.g. recycling plants, steel plants, etc.
Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020
Is a variety of living organisms with the ability to produce.
Plants are created in a variety of colors with a purpose, many can produce food we can eat.
Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2015
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Plant is ranked #5890 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Plant surname appeared 5,858 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Plant.
83.2% or 4,874 total occurrences were White.
10.2% or 602 total occurrences were Black.
3.3% or 196 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.4% or 82 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.3% or 78 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 26 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PLANT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1380
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'PLANT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2196
Rank popularity for the word 'PLANT' in Nouns Frequency: #278
Rank popularity for the word 'PLANT' in Verbs Frequency: #610
The numerical value of PLANT in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of PLANT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose plant it this afternoon'
To see the forests growing to see that were actually doing some good is a very rewarding thing. A very satisfying thing, knowing which trees to plant is actually harder than youd think. We plant about three million seedlings per year in Iceland. Most people have simply, until now, you use what you have. Here in Iceland, its the native birch. [You] plant them and you expect that they grow. And then, the climate changes.
I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear When was I less by dying
Some of the biggest national security questions facing the country run through Piketon and Kemmerer, a Post-Soviet dealAmerican reliance on foreign enriched uranium echoes its competitive disadvantages on microchips and the critical minerals used to make electric batteries — two essential components of the global energy transition.But in the case of uranium enrichment, United States once had an advantage and chose to give it up.In the 1950s, as the nuclear era began in earnest, Piketon became the site of one of two enormous enrichment facilities in the Ohio River Valley region, where a process called gaseous diffusion was used.Meanwhile, the Soviet Union developed centrifuges in a secret program, relying on a team of German physicists and engineers captured toward the end of World War II. Its centrifuges proved to be 20 times as energy efficient as gaseous diffusion. By the end of the Cold War, United States and Russia had roughly equal enrichment capacities, but huge differences in the cost of production.In 1993, Washington and Moscow signed an agreement, dubbed Megatons to Megawatts, in which United States purchased and imported much of Russia’s enormous glut of weapons-grade uranium, which United States then downgraded to use in power plants. This provided the U.S. with cheap fuel and Moscow with cash, and was seen as a de-escalatory gesture.But it also destroyed the profitability of America’s inefficient enrichment facilities, which were eventually shuttered. Then, instead of investing in upgraded centrifuges in United States, successive administrations kept buying from Russia.ImageA mural celebrates Piketon’s gaseous diffusion plant, long ago shuttered, and United States role in the local economy.Credit... Brian Kaiser for The New York TimesImageIn the lobby at Piketon plant, a miniature display of new centrifuges.Credit... Brian Kaiser for The New York TimesThe centrifuge plant in Piketon, operated by Centrus Energy, occupies a corner of the site of the old gaseous diffusion facility. Building United States to United States full potential would create thousands of jobs, according to Centrus Energy. And it could produce the kinds of enriched uranium needed in both current and new-age nuclear plants.Lacking Piketon’s output, plants like TerraPower’s would have to look to foreign producers, like France, that might be a more politically acceptable and reliable supplier than Russia, but would also be more expensive.TerraPower sees itself as integral to phasing out climate-warming fossil fuels in electricity. Its reactor would include a sodium-based battery that would allow the plant to ramp up electricity production on demand, offsetting fluctuations in wind or solar production elsewhere.It is part of the energy transition that coal-country senators like Mr. Manchin and John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, are keen to fix as they eye nuclear replacements for lost coal jobs and revenue. While Mr. Manchin in particular has complicated the Biden administration’s efforts to quicken the transition away from fossil fuels, he also pushed back against colleagues, mostly Democrats, who are skeptical of nuclear power’s role in that transition, partly because of the radioactive waste it creates.
We believe how you plant, where you plant and who you plant with are crucial elements to reaping the best fruits and results at harvest for any business
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- نبات, يزرع, زرع, مصنعArabic
- bitki, بیتکیAzerbaijani
- རྩི་ཤིང་།Tibetan Standard
- plantenn, plantañBreton
- planta, plantarCatalan, Valencian
- plante, vækst, placere, såDanish
- Pflanze, Kombination, pflanzen, platzierenGerman
- planto, plantiEsperanto
- planta, mata, vegetal, fabricación, infiltrar, plantar, colocar, sembrarSpanish
- گياه, کاشتنPersian
- kasvi, lavaste, kone, istuttaa, sijoittaa, ujuttaa, kylvää, asettaaFinnish
- matériel, plante, végétal, planterFrench
- luibh, lusScottish Gaelic
- planta, vexetal, plantarGalician
- ka'a, ñotyGuaraní
- lus, losserey, kialg, saihManx
- növény, gépállomány, tégla, berendezés, géppark, letelepít, ültetHungarian
- բույս, տնկելArmenian
- planta, plantarInterlingua
- tumbuh-tumbuhan, tanam, menanamIndonesian
- nautchiiruq, nautchiaqInupiaq
- planto, plantacarIdo
- jurt, plantaIcelandic
- pianta, piantareItalian
- 草木, 草, 植物, 草花, 植えるJapanese
- muti, mũmeraKikuyu, Gikuyu
- naasoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 식물, 植物, 심다, 이식하다Korean
- nebat, درهخت, ڕووهک, چانکردن, شینکردن, ڕواندنKurdish
- өсүмдүк, ۅسۉمدۉكKyrgyz
- planta, herba, serō, cōnserō, ponōLatin
- PlanzLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຕົ້ນ, ຕົ້ນພືດLao
- tipu, otaota, whakatōMāori
- растение, подметка, постројка, подвала, сади, подметнува, подвалува, посадува, насадува, засадува, забива, местиMacedonian
- tumbuhan, تومبوهن, kōiri, tanamMalay
- plant, gewas, planten, potenDutch
- chʼilNavajo, Navaho
- chomeraChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- planta, plantarOccitan
- ਪੌਦਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- roślina, roślina zielna, sadzić, zasadzićPolish
- نباتPashto, Pushto
- vegetal, planta, erva, plantarPortuguese
- yura, tarpuyQuechua
- plantă, înscenare, interpusRomanian
- расте́ние, сажа́ть, подложи́ть, посади́ть, подкла́дывать, устана́вливать, установи́тьRussian
- raslina, раслина, биљка, biljkaSerbo-Croatian
- පැළයSinhala, Sinhalese
- semelaSouthern Sotho
- tutuwuhan, pepelakanSundanese
- planta, växt, planteraSwedish
- செடி, நடுTamil
- మొక్క, నాటుTelugu
- พืช, ปลูกThai
- bitki, ekmekTurkish
- ئۆسۈملۈكUyghur, Uighur
- ўсимлик, oʻsimlikUzbek
- cây, thực vật, trồngVietnamese
- ohun ọ̀gbìnYoruba
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