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Meaning of PLANT

Pronunciation:  plant

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  2. [n]  buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  5. [v]  put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
  6. [v]  place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
  7. [v]  fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
  8. [v]  put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  9. [v]  set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  10. [v]  place into a river; "plant fish"

PLANT is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: constitute, embed, engraft, establish, flora, found, imbed, implant, implant, industrial plant, institute, plant life, works
 See Also: acrogen, actor, aerophyte, afforest, air plant, annual, apomict, appoint, aquatic, autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism, being, biennial, bottling plant, building complex, bury, checkrow, communicate, complex, contrivance, cryptogam, dibble, disposal plant, distillery, dodge, embryo, enter, epiphyte, epiphytic plant, escape, factory, fix, forest, fungus, gametophyte, garden plant, histrion, houseplant, infix, initiate, insert, introduce, kingdom Plantae, lay, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill, mint, monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plant, myrmecophyte, name, nest, nominate, organism, ornamental, packing plant, packinghouse, pass, pass on, perennial, phytoplankton, pioneer, place, plant kingdom, plant part, plant tissue, Plantae, plantlet, player, poisonous plant, pose, position, pot, pot plant, puddle, put, put across, recycling plant, refinery, replant, rock plant, role player, root, saltworks, set, sewage disposal plant, sink, smelter, smeltery, sporophyte, still, stock, stratagem, thespian, tracheophyte, vascular plant, wilding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plant\, n. [AS. plante, L. planta.]
    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.
    Note: Plants are divided by their structure and methods of
          reproduction into two series, ph[ae]nogamous or
          flowering plants, which have true flowers and seeds,
          and cryptogamous or flowerless plants, which have no
          flowers, and reproduce by minute one-celled spores. In
          both series are minute and simple forms and others of
          great size and complexity. As to their mode of
          nutrition, plants may be considered as self-supporting
          and dependent. Self-supporting plants always contain
          chlorophyll, and subsist on air and moisture and the
          matter dissolved in moisture, and as a general rule
          they excrete oxygen, and use the carbonic acid to
          combine with water and form the material for their
          tissues. Dependent plants comprise all fungi and many
          flowering plants of a parasitic or saprophytic nature.
          As a rule, they have no chlorophyll, and subsist mainly
          or wholly on matter already organized, thus utilizing
          carbon compounds already existing, and not excreting
          oxygen. But there are plants which are partly dependent
          and partly self-supporting. The movements of climbing
          plants, of some insectivorous plants, of leaves,
          stamens, or pistils in certain plants, and the ciliary
          motion of zo["o]spores, etc., may be considered a kind
          of voluntary motion.
    2. A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
       ``A plant of stubborn oak.'' --Dryden.
    3. The sole of the foot. [R.] ``Knotty legs and plants of
       clay.'' --B. Jonson.
    4. (Com.) 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. A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick. [Slang]
             It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey.
    6. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from
           one of natural growth.
       (b) A young oyster suitable for transplanting. [Local,
    {Plant bug} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous hemipterous
       insects which injure the foliage of plants, as {Lygus
       lineolaris}, which damages wheat and trees.
    {Plant cutter} (Zo["o]l.), a South American passerine bird of
       the genus {Phytotoma}, family {Phytotomid[ae]}. It has a
       serrated bill with which it cuts off the young shoots and
       buds of plants, often doing much injury.
    {Plant louse} (Zo["o]l.), any small hemipterous insect which
       infests plants, especially those of the families
       {Aphid[ae]} and {Psyllid[ae]}; an aphid.
  2. \Plant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Planted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Planting}.] [AS. plantian, L. plantare. See {Plant}, n.]
    1. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to
       plant maize.
    2. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a
       vegetable with roots.
             Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees.
                                                   --Deut. xvi.
    3. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a
       garden, an orchard, or a forest.
    4. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
             It engenders choler, planteth anger.  --Shak.
    5. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to
       settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
             Planting of countries like planting of woods.
    6. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as,
       to plant Christianity among the heathen.
    7. 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.
    8. To set up; to install; to instate.
             We will plant some other in the throne. --Shak.
  3. \Plant\, v. i.
    To perform the act of planting.
          I have planted; Apollos watered.         --1 Cor. iii.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing plants in your dream indicates fertility, spiritual development, growth or the potential for growth. Alternatively, the appearance of plants in your dreams reflects your caring and loving nature. In particular, to see indoor plants in your dream, suggests that your growth is being hindered or slowed in some way. You are experiencing a lack of independence. Alternatively, the dream signify your desire to be closer to nature. If you are estranged from your children, then the plants can be seen as a representative for your your children.
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