Plot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plɑːt|  American pronunciation of the word plot
Brit.  |plɒt|  British pronunciation of the word plot

noun

- a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)(syn: game)
- a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation(syn: patch)
- the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
- a chart or graph showing the movements or progress of an object

verb

- plan secretly, usually something illegal
- make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed (syn: diagram)
- make a plat of (syn: plat)
- devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)

Examples

The plots are selling for $15,000 per acre.

They just bought a 12-acre plot of land.

The book's plot revolves around a woman who is searching for her missing sister.

The movie has a weak plot.

Police uncovered a plot to assassinate the prime minister.

The prime minister was the target of an assassination plot.

They plotted to steal the painting.

She spent her years in prison plotting her revenge.

We've been plotting growth strategies for the company.

She carefully plotted her career path.

They've plotted the locations where the trees will be planted.

Have you plotted the route for your trip yet?

Students plotted soil temperatures on a graph throughout the school year.

During the sea battle, the positions of the ships were plotted on a big wall map.

The court heard how she and her lover hatched a plot (=planned a plot) to kill her husband.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: plot
he/she/it: plots
present participle: plotting
past tense: plotted
past participle: plotted
noun
singular: plot
plural: plots
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