Definitions of plant

  1. To put into the ground for growth; as, to plant seed; to provide or prepare with seeds, roots, etc.; as, to plant a garden; fix in the mind; establish.
  2. To put into the ground for growth: to furnish with plants: to set in the mind: to establish.
  3. To set in the ground; establish.
  4. To set in the ground for growth.
  5. To supply ( ground) with plants or seeds.
  6. To perform the act of planting.
  7. fix or set securely or deeply; " He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; " The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
  8. place into a river; " plant fish"
  9. put or set ( seeds or seedlings) into the ground; " Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  10. To sow seeds, or set plants.
  11. To set or put in the ground for growth; to furnish with plants; to set firmly; to fix; to settle; to set and direct.
  12. To put or set in the ground for growth; to set that it may increase, as the germ of anything; to set firmly; to fix; to settle; to fill or adorn with plants.
  13. a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  14. 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"
  15. an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  16. 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.
  17. A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  18. 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.
  19. A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.
  20. An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  21. A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  22. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
  23. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
  24. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
  25. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  26. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
  27. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
  28. 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.
  29. To set up; to install; to instate.
  30. Any vegetable organism; a sprout or sapling; the tools, machinery, fixtures, and sometimes buildings, of any trade or business; as, a manufacturing plant; the equipment of an institution, as a college of hospital.
  31. A sprout: any vegetable production: a child: the tools or materials of any trade or business.
  32. A vegetable; machinery and outfit of a manufactory.
  33. A vegetable growth.
  34. The appliances required for a factory or other institution.
  35. Any vegetable production; a sapling; the fixtures, machinery, tools, & c., necessary to carry on any business.
  36. An organised living body destitute of sensation; a small vegetable; a herb or shrub; the tools necessary to any trade; the stock, fixtures, & c., necessary to carry on any large concern, as railway plant.