Plant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- buildings for carrying on industrial labor (syn: works)
they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
- (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
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 (syn: set)
Let's plant flowers in the garden
- fix or set securely or deeply (syn: embed, engraft, imbed, implant)
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 (syn: constitute, establish, found, institute)
- place into a river
plant fish
- place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
plant bugs in the dissident's apartment
- put firmly in the mind (syn: implant)

Extra 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

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