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Definitions of plot

  1. make a schematic or technical drawing of; make a diagram of
  2. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; " a bean plot"; " a cabbage patch"; " a briar patch"
  3. make a plat of; " Plat the town"
  4. the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; " the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
  5. a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
  6. plan secretly, usually something illegal; " They plotted the overthrow fo the government"
  7. 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"
  8. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
  9. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.
  10. A plantation laid out.
  11. A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.
  12. To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.
  13. 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.
  14. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
  15. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
  16. A plan; a purpose.
  17. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
  18. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.
  19. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.
  20. To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
  21. A small area of ground; a ground plan; a diagram; a plat; a scheme, conspiracy, or plan; the plan or main story in a play, novel, etc.
  22. To lay plans for; scheme; as, to plot a crime; make a plan or map of; to locate or show on a map or chart.
  23. To scheme; form a plan; as, to plot against one's enemy.
  24. Plotter.
  25. Plotted.
  26. Plotting.
  27. A small piece of ground.
  28. To make a plan of:- pr. p. plotting; pa. t. and pa. p. plotted.
  29. A complicated scheme: a conspiracy: stratagem: the chain of incidents in the story of a play, etc.
  30. To scheme: to form a scheme of mischief: to conspire.
  31. To devise:- pr. p. plotting; pa. t. and pa. p. plotted.
  32. Conspiracy; scheme; story of a play, & c.
  33. To devise.
  34. To scheme; conspire.
  35. To plan; form a plot; conspire.
  36. A secret plan; conspiracy.
  37. The plan of a story, play, or poem.
  38. To make a map of, as lots or plots; divide off in plots.
  39. A piece of ground set apart; lot; parcel.
  40. A surveyors map, as of lots.
  41. A plat or small extent of ground; a plan of a field, farm, & c., draughted out.
  42. Any scheme or plan of a complicated nature; a secret conspiracy; intrigue; stratagem; the story of a play, as gradually developed. & c.
  43. To make a plan of.
  44. To plan; to contrivo.
  45. To form a scheme of mischief against another; to contrive a plan; to scheme.
  46. A small extent of ground; the ground occupied by a building; a plan or draft on paper.
  47. To make a plan on paper.
  48. The design of a future action; a secret scheme or design; a conspiracy; the knot or train of incidents developed in a story or a play; an intrigue.
  49. To plan or devise; to conspire against those in authority; to form a seheme of mischied affecting another.
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Quotes of plot

  1. No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. – W. H. Auden
  2. God, I'd love to do a big commercial movie that made a lot of money and whose plot was interesting too. – Bob Balaban
  3. I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own. – Carl Barks
  4. Now I start my diary of my personal plot to kill by pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace. – Arthur Bremer
  5. There's almost always a point in a book where something happens that triggers the rest of the plot – Jonathan Carroll
  6. The Carrie in the plot was too much like the Carrie in the book. She smoked, she swore a lot, she was very hard, very cynical. I could never have pulled it off. – Kristin Davis
  7. Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love affair which makes a part of the plot is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit. – Carl Clinton Van Doren
  8. The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot – E. M. Forster
  9. I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites. – Tony Hillerman
  10. Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt. – Thomas Moore
  11. The time has mainly gone on getting Inform into a decent shape for public use. I suppose the plot of 'Curses' makes a sequel conceivable when compared with, say, the plot of 'Hamlet' but none is planned. – Graham Nelson
  12. I have a plot but not much happens. – Howard Nemerov
  13. In Endless Quest books, you start the plot and the character has to make choices. Then you have to write one choice over here, one choice over there. The author might get one or two choices out. – Margaret Weis

Usage examples for plot

  1. She did not approve of the plot but her opinion, much less her consent, had not been asked. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. No tricks of plot no- Mr. Magee paused. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  3. In the end these men passed their word not to try to escape, or to plot here for Eric, until they went back with the ship to Thrandheim, and so we had no more trouble with them. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  4. " I notice you don't ask, 'What is the plot – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. By the way, what was that plot against me, Aribert? – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  6. But we do not plot his death. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  7. By my soul, a plot indeed. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  8. Whose folly enabled the plot to succeed? – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
  9. You are not in the plot – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  10. The fact is, my dear sir, I could not afford to part with Newton, even to please you, so we made up a little plot – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  11. So that is your little plot is it?" – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  12. Anywhere near my friend Ingleton's plot now? – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. A plot y' savvy, is a story, and I got him the best I could find. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  14. They have a plot but never mind that. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. The men whose plot she had overheard, having discovered that she had revealed their secret, murdered her. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. Thinks I while I dig my plot What if your grandam's tales be true? – Georgian Poetry 1920-22 by Various
  17. And how had the plot been revealed? – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  18. They wanted a Plot – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  19. Moreover Charnock knew the foreman was Wilkinson's friend, and half suspected him of a share in the plot – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss

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