What is the meaning of plant?


  • Buildings for carrying on industrial labor.
    • usage: "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
  • Botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion.
  • An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience.
  • Something planted secretly for discovery by another.
    • usage: "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"


  • Put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground.
    • usage: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  • Fix or set securely or deeply.
    • usage: "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
  • Set up or lay the groundwork for.
    • usage: "establish a new department"
  • Place into a river.
    • usage: "plant fish"
  • Place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive.
    • usage: "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
  • Put firmly in the mind.
    • usage: "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
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APAWordNet. (2010). plant. Retrieved April 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/plant/definitions/1188661
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "plant" http://smartdefine.org/plant/definitions/1188661 (accessed April 26, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, plant, Smart Define, viewed 26 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/plant/definitions/1188661>.
MLAWordNet. "plant" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/plant/definitions/1188661>
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