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Plant meaning

plant - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  3. 3. The sole of the foot.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.
  6. 6. An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  7. 7. A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  8. 8. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
  9. 9. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
  10. 10. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
  11. 11. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  12. 12. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
  13. 13. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To set up; to install; to instate.
  16. 16. To perform the act of planting.
  17. 17. A vegetable; machinery and outfit of a manufactory.
  18. 18. To set in the ground; establish.

plant - examples of usage

  1. " It was all a plant, of course. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  2. Where was his plant? - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. So that's what it was, a plant! - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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