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. place into a river; " plant fish"
  6. 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"
  7. an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  8. put or set ( seeds or seedlings) into the ground; " Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  9. 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.
  10. A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  11. The sole of the foot.
  12. 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.
  13. A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.
  14. An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  15. A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  16. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
  17. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
  18. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
  19. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  20. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
  21. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
  22. 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.
  23. To set up; to install; to instate.
  24. To perform the act of planting.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. A sprout: any vegetable production: a child: the tools or materials of any trade or business.
  28. To put into the ground for growth: to furnish with plants: to set in the mind: to establish.
  29. A vegetable; machinery and outfit of a manufactory.
  30. To set in the ground; establish.
  31. To set in the ground for growth.
  32. To supply ( ground) with plants or seeds.
  33. To sow seeds, or set plants.
  34. A vegetable growth.
  35. The appliances required for a factory or other institution.
  36. Any vegetable production; a sapling; the fixtures, machinery, tools, & c., necessary to carry on any business.
  37. To set or put in the ground for growth; to furnish with plants; to set firmly; to fix; to settle; to set and direct.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.

Usage examples for plant

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Bradbury, who had been busy down at the Mortlake plant. – The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise by Margaret Burnham
  4. The only plant they spare is the tomata, which they will not touch. – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  5. " We couldn't plant flowers till next spring," said Gladys. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  6. 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
  7. A habit is a plant of which an act is the seed. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  8. 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
  9. " 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
  10. Quite near to the sea we shall find a very strange little plant. – On the Seashore by R. Cadwallader Smith
  11. It is time to dress my plant children, and give them work to do. – Buttercup Gold and Other Stories by Ellen Robena Field
  12. 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
  13. Mr. Wayland has come to look over your plant. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  14. Let's plant the charge and lay the wire. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  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. Third, could I run the plant and make it succeed? – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  17. He went to the place; then he saw it was a plant. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  18. 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)