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Plot meaning

plot - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
  3. 3. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.
  4. 4. A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.
  5. 5. To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
  8. 8. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
  9. 9. A plan; a purpose.
  10. 10. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
  11. 11. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.
  12. 12. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.
  13. 13. To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
  14. 14. Conspiracy; scheme; story of a play, & c.
  15. 15. To devise.
  16. 16. To scheme; conspire.

plot - examples of usage

  1. To suppose that we can secure at any given time the good effects of both methods by some trick of combination is an error- as well attempt to arrange on the same plot of ground a French and an English garden. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  2. That wife game was a plot to catch you, kid. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. I slipped up and heard the plot. - "The Desert of Wheat", Zane Grey.
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