What does plot mean?

Definitions for plot
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word plot.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. plot(Noun)

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

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

  2. plot(Noun)

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

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

  3. plot(Noun)

    A plan to commit a crime.

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

  4. plot(Noun)

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

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

  5. plot(Verb)

    To conceive (a crime, etc).

    They had plotted a robbery.

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

  6. plot(Verb)

    To trace out (a graph or diagram).

    They plotted the number of edits per day.

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

  7. plot(Verb)

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

    Every five minutes they plotted their position.

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

  8. plot(Verb)

    To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

    They were plotting against the king.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  2. Plot(noun)

    a plantation laid out

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  3. Plot(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  4. Plot(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  6. Plot(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  7. Plot(noun)

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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  8. Plot(noun)

    a plan; a purpose

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  10. Plot(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  11. Plot(verb)

    to contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

  12. Plot(verb)

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

    Etymology: [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plot

    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.]

  2. 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.]

  3. Plot

    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. 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. plot

    A plan or chart. (See ICHNOGRAPHY.)

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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

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How to say plot in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plot in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of plot in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Demon can't be made to buy the plot on heaven by any salesman regardless of his convincing power as the clients purchase products or services merely as per their own worth, not by the value of the things.

  2. Zacarias Moussaoui:

    I also proclaim unequivocally my opposition to any terrorist action, attack, propaganda against the U.S. This undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office shows Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaou, the only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism. ( Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office via AP, File) He also renouncedAl Qaeda and the Islamic State terror groups. The motion was made in an attempt to relax the special administrative measures under which he serves his sentence. He also asked thatRudy Giuliani, New Yorks mayor at the time ofthe plot andPresident Trumps personal lawyer, or famed attorney Alan Dershowitz represent him in a civil trial. His remarks contradict his action during his 2006 trial, whenhe narrowly escaped the death penalty. During the proceedings, he taunted victims and flashed a victory sign after a jury opted to sentence him to life in prison. God save Bin Laden, you will never get him.

  3. David Bowdish:

    I want to be crystal clear here: We do not see any evidence so far of ... an outside-continental-U.S. plot. We may find it some day, we may not. We don't know.

  4. Dianne Feinstein:

    We’re in a new age where terrorist groups like ISIL are using social media to reinvent how they recruit and plot attacks, that information can be the key to identifying and stopping terrorist recruitment or a terrorist attack, but we need help from technology companies.

  5. Mia Khalifa:

    I’m not Muslim, and no I couldn't say no to it, it was a clever plot aside from the blatant sacrilege.

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Translations for plot

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  • حبكة, مؤامرةArabic
  • trama, conspirar, traçar, complot, gràfica, marjal, traçada, terreny, solar, argument, marcar, planejar, conspiracióCatalan, Valencian
  • nákres, děj, obsah, výkres, parcela, spiknutíCzech
  • Komplott, ausarbeiten, Handlung, entwerfen, planen, plottenGerman
  • αγροτεμάχιο, συνωμοσία, πλοκήGreek
  • komplotoEsperanto
  • diagrama, trazar, solar, plano, conspiración, argumento, tramar, trama, complot, conspirar, gráfica, loteSpanish
  • süžee, sündmustikEstonian
  • طرحPersian
  • 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
  • սյուժեArmenian
  • 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
  • プロットJapanese
  • შინაარსიGeorgian
  • 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
  • allwiyQuechua
  • subiect, urzi, complotRomanian
  • граф, делянка, сговор, сюжет, диаграмма, заговор, фабула, график, участок, наделRussian
  • kovati, snutiSerbo-Croatian
  • sammansvärjning, intrig, komplott, handling, konspireraSwedish
  • arsaTurkish

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