Plant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plænt|  American pronunciation of the word plant
Brit.  |plɑːnt|  British pronunciation of the word plant

noun

- buildings for carrying on industrial labor(syn: works)
- (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion (syn: flora)
- an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
- something planted secretly for discovery by another

verb

- put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground(syn: set)
- fix or set securely or deeply(syn: embed, engraft, imbed, implant)
- set up or lay the groundwork for (syn: constitute, establish, found, institute)
- place into a river
- place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
- put firmly in the mind (syn: implant)

Examples

I planted corn this year.

I planted the border with roses.

A field planted with corn

She planted stakes in the garden to hold the vines.

I firmly planted my feet and refused to move.

He planted himself in front of the TV and stayed there.

Terrorists planted a bomb in the bus station.

She claims that the police planted the drugs in her car.

He was a spy planted in the office by a rival company.

Someone planted a rumor saying that he had died.

The gangsters never suspected that he was a police plant.

...a furniture plant that employs hundreds of people...

I'd like to plant vegetables in this half of the garden.

Planting his case on the table, he looked at us expectantly.

His aunt planted a wet kiss on his cheek.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: plant
he/she/it: plants
present participle: planting
past tense: planted
past participle: planted
noun
singular: plant
plural: plants
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