Definitions of plant

  1.   set up or lay the groundwork for establish a new department
  2.   fix or set securely or deeply He planted a knee in the back of his opponent The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum
  3.   a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  4.   put firmly in the mind Plant a thought in the students' minds
  5.   buildings for carrying on industrial labor they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  6.   place into a river plant fish
  7.   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
  8.   an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  9.   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
  10.   put or set seeds or seedlings into the ground Let's plant flowers in the garden
  11.   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
  12.   A bush or young tree a sapling hence a stick or staff
  13.   The sole of the foot
  14.   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
  15.   A plan an artifice a swindle a trick
  16.   An oyster which has been bedded in distinction from one of natural growth
  17.   A young oyster suitable for transplanting
  18.   To put in the ground and cover as seed for growth as to plant maize
  19.   To set in the ground for growth as a young tree or a vegetable with roots
  20.   To furnish or fit out with plants as to plant a garden an orchard or a forest
  21.   To engender to generate to set the germ of
  22.   To furnish with a fixed and organized population to settle to establish as to plant a colony
  23.   To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of as to plant Christianity among the heathen
  24.   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
  25.   To set up to install to instate
  26.   To perform the act of planting
  27.   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
  28.   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
  29.   A sprout any vegetable production a child the tools or materials of any trade or business
  30.   To put into the ground for growth to furnish with plants to set in the mind to establish
  31.   A vegetable machinery and outfit of a manufactory
  32.   To set in the ground establish
  33.   To set in the ground for growth
  34.   To supply ground with plants or seeds
  35.   To sow seeds or set plants
  36.   A vegetable growth
  37.   The appliances required for a factory or other institution
  38.   Any vegetable production a sapling the fixtures machinery tools c necessary to carry on any business
  39.   To set or put in the ground for growth to furnish with plants to set firmly to fix to settle to set and direct
  40.   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
  41.   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

Antonyms for plant

exterminate, reap, wipe out, uproot, eradicate, weed out, extirpate, root out, gather.

Quotes of plant

  1. The offshore ocean area under U S jurisdiction is larger than our land mass and teems with plant and animal life mineral resources commerce trade and energy sources – Tom Allen
  2. Art is a fruit that grows in man like a fruit on a plant or a child in its mother's womb – Jean Arp
  3. I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time – Robert Browning
  4. I have friends who have a CD mastering plant in Hollywood and they are very sceptical about European record labels' understanding of digital technology – Gavin Bryars
  5. I think that one's art is a growth inside one I do not think one can explain growth It is silent and subtle One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows – Emily Carr
  6. We are a generation of settlers and without the steel helmet and gun barrel we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house – Moshe Dayan
  7. The best opinion now is that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal while as respects ordinary plants and animals the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before – Asa Gray
  8. Think twice before you speak because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another – Napoleon Hill
  9. If a tree dies plant another in its place – Carolus Linnaeus
  10. Manufacturing takes place in very large facilities If you want to build a computer chip you need a giant semiconductor fabrication facility But nature can grow complex molecular machines using nothing more than a plant – Ralph Merkle
  11. No matter how much we love our family and friends a part of us needs the occasional moment of solitude as a plant needs water It is the inmost core of each of us that that part which nobody can define but which we all recognize because it never changes – Anna Neagle
  12. A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature it is not a structure but a plant It takes root and grows it flowers wilts and dies scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn – C. Northcote Parkinson
  13. I mean we're really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification – Michael Pollan
  14. As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation's agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases – Mike Rogers
  15. Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical crop to Illinois farmers – John Shimkus

Usage examples for plant

  1. Ay I love 'em well enough well enough and he looked fondly at the plant though it's long since I saw any but these – Melchior's Dream and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  2. It is time to dress my plant children and give them work to do – Buttercup Gold and Other Stories by Ellen Robena Field
  3. “ Bradbury who had been busy down at the Mortlake plant – The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise by Margaret Burnham
  4. He went to the place then he saw it was a plant – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  5. Quite near to the sea we shall find a very strange little plant – On the Seashore by R. Cadwallader Smith
  6. “ A habit is a plant of which an act is the seed – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  7. That by proceeding in this manner we shall advance from the simple to the complex from the plant to the animal and from the animal to man – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  8. The plant occurs during late summer and in the autumn in woods ” – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  9. Though its root grow old in the earth And its stock die in the ground By the scent of water it will bud And put forth its branches like a plant – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  10. Let's plant the charge and lay the wire – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  11. How much pain we cannot tell but that the plant feels as well as the animal we can clearly prove – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. Now to go back to our plant – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. The plant that is cut down one year yet grows again the next did this miracle make him religious and silent – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  14. It's a plant he announced – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. Not until he had eaten his fill did Martin begin to look closely at the flowers on the plant – A Little Boy Lost by W. H. Hudson
  16. This it seems is the method usually employed when the corpse is caught by one of its limbs in some narrow fork of a low growing plant – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  17. We couldn't plant flowers till next spring said Gladys ” – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  18. Third could I run the plant and make it succeed – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  19. The only plant they spare is the tomata which they will not touch – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  20. “ Mr Wayland has come to look over your plant – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach

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