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plant

noun (n)

  • buildings for carrying on industrial labor (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    They built a large plant to manufacture automobiles.
    source: wordnet30
  • (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion (noun.tops)
    Synonym: flora, plant life
    source: wordnet30
  • an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • something planted secretly for discovery by another (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The police used a plant to trick the thieves.
    He claimed that the evidence against him was a plant.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground (verb.contact)
    Synonym: set
    Example:
    Let's plant flowers in the garden.
    source: wordnet30
  • fix or set securely or deeply (verb.contact)
    Synonym: embed, engraft, imbed, implant
    Example:
    He planted a knee in the back of his opponent.
    The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum.
    source: wordnet30
  • set up or lay the groundwork for (verb.creation)
    source: wordnet30
  • place into a river (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Plant fish.
    source: wordnet30
  • place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Plant a spy in Moscow.
    Plant bugs in the dissident's apartment.
    source: wordnet30
  • put firmly in the mind (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: implant
    Example:
    Plant a thought in the students' minds.
    source: wordnet30
  • To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To perform the act of planting. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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