1. [ noun ] (business) buildings for carrying on industrial labor
Synonyms: works industrial_plant

"they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"

Related terms: building_complex factory sewage_disposal_plant bottling_plant refinery smelter packinghouse saltworks recycling_plant mint distillery
2. [ noun ] (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Synonyms: plant_life flora
Related terms: life_form gametophyte aquatic escape vascular_plant myrmecophyte monocarp embryo cryptogam sporophyte rock_plant perennial hygrophyte neophyte wilding garden_plant air_plant acrogen biennial annual fungus houseplant ornamental apomict phytoplankton autophyte plantlet pot_plant endemic poisonous_plant Plantae Plantae plant_part plant_tissue microorganism parasite vegetation threatened leggy epiphytotic girdle amentiferous caespitose etiolate insectivorous clustered saprophytic botanical_medicine squamule lopped tender domesticate bruise pruned endangered half-hardy coca dicotyledonous sedgy gas_system fugacity monocotyledonous circulation mescal evergreen floccose etiolate propagate deciduous horticulturist hispid pappose apocarpous campylotropous orthotropous accrete anatropous amphitropous nitrification photosynthesis alder_blight carnivorous syncarpous alkaline-loving tenderizer perennation peroxidase acid-loving
3. [ verb ] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
Synonyms: set

"Let's plant flowers in the garden"

Related terms: situate put replant root puddle dibble checkrow bed afforest set planting
4. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: contrivance
5. [ verb ] fix or set securely or deeply
Synonyms: imbed embed implant engraft

"He planted a knee in the back of his opponent" "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

Related terms: insert nest pot bury planting implant implantation
6. [ verb ] set up or lay the groundwork for
Synonyms: establish institute found constitute

"establish a new department"

Related terms: initiate appoint fix constitution initiation founder
7. [ verb ] place into a river

"plant fish"

Related terms: stock animal_husbandry
8. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: situate
9. [ verb ] put firmly in the mind
Synonyms: implant

"Plant a thought in the students' minds"

Related terms: communicate
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5729
11. [ noun ] (theater,performing arts) an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
Related terms: actor
Similar spelling:   pliant