plant, works, industrial plant(noun)
buildings for carrying on industrial labor
"they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
plant, flora, plant life(noun)
(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, 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"
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)
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"
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
Origin: [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.
Is a variety of living organisms, a number are unicellular and multicellular eukaryote, with the ability to produce a variety of seed and food, synthesize and each with a different structure.
Plants are created in a variety of colors and there are thousands of known varieties each with a different purpose that produce food we can eat.
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
With what I plant, I can feed my children.
We're doing this to avoid closing the plant.
We need to plant to ensure food sovereignty.
They don't want a power plant, they want a bomb.
If you don’t plant, you get nothing but weeds.
Images & Illustrations of plant
Translations for plant
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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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