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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plantingnoun

    the act of fixing firmly in place

    "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"

  2. plantingnoun

    a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area

    "the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"

  3. plantingnoun

    putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow

    "the planting of corn is hard work"


  1. plantingnoun

    A plant (or clipping) that has been freshly planted.

    Take one of the plantings over as a house-warming gift.


  1. planting

    Sowing is the process of planting seeds. An area or object that has had seeds planted in it will be described as a sowed or sown area.


  1. planting

    Planting is the act of placing or burying seeds, bulbs, seedlings, or plants into the ground with the intention of growing and cultivating them. It typically involves creating suitable conditions for the growth of these plants, such as properly preparing the soil, providing adequate sunlight, water, and nutrients, and ensuring proper spacing between plants. Planting is a fundamental activity in agriculture, horticulture, and gardening, done for various purposes such as food production, landscaping, beautification, reforestation, and environmental conservation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Planting

    of Plant

  2. Plantingnoun

    the act or operation of setting in the ground for propagation, as seeds, trees, shrubs, etc.; the forming of plantations, as of trees; the carrying on of plantations, as of sugar, coffee, etc

  3. Plantingnoun

    that which is planted; a plantation

  4. Plantingnoun

    the laying of the first courses of stone in a foundation

Editors Contribution

  1. planting

    The act or process of to place a seed, plant, shrub or tree within the land, field, compost or form of earth.

    The planting season had started accurately on time.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Planting is ranked #139228 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Planting surname appeared 120 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Planting.

    99.1% or 119 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of planting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of planting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of planting in a Sentence

  1. Hein Koegelenberg:

    We come from a bad history where we couldn't plant in all regions, now we are planting. So all of a sudden winemakers in South Africa are making excellent wines.

  2. Ziga Adibe:

    We have been losing our crops and witnessing significant drops in agricultural output for the past 15 years. We no longer master the planting season. Rice cultivation is so delicate that when you miss the planting period slightly, you just have to mourn for your loss, what we learned from our parents as children is no longer useful.

  3. George Papadopoulos:

    This wasn’t just about collecting dirt. It was about planting dirt, this is what people have to understand.

  4. Ty Cobb:

    If anything problematic happened, like The CCTV footage showed somebody planting evidence or something like The CCTV footage, then The CCTV footage would be really explosive, the CCTV footage's the main reason I doubt they will make The CCTV footage public, because I'm sure The CCTV footage doesn't show them planting evidence and The CCTV footage takes that crazy claim off the table.

  5. Sharon Salzberg:

    Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.

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