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

  1. 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
  2. Thinks I while I dig my plot, What if your grandam's tales be true? – Georgian Poetry 1920-22 by Various
  3. No tricks of plot, no- Mr. Magee paused. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  4. But we do not plot his death. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  5. By my soul, a plot indeed. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  6. 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
  7. So that is your little plot, is it?" – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  8. 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
  9. You are not in the plot! – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  10. They wanted a Plot. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  11. 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
  12. A plot, y' savvy, is a story, and I got him the best I could find. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  13. " I notice you don't ask, 'What is the plot? – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. Anywhere near my friend Ingleton's plot, now? – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  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. 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
  17. By the way, what was that plot against me, Aribert? – The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
  18. They have a plot- but never mind that. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. Whose folly enabled the plot to succeed? – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
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