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1. plant [ n ] buildings for carrying on industrial labor
Examples: "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

For_instance , a site adjoining other publicly owned lands , such as a national forest or a public road , may be desirable , whereas a site next to an industrial plant might_not .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

This may be helpful in improving the competitive position of established firms through diversification and expansion or through more economical utilization of plant capacity .

Advice is given also on problems of plant location and plant space .

Advice is given also on problems of plant location and plant space .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

The plant was located west of the Battenkill and south of the location of the former electric_light plant .

Synonyms plant works industrial_plant Related Terms building_complex factory sewage_disposal_plant bottling_plant refinery smelter packinghouse saltworks recycling_plant mint distillery

2. plant [ n ] a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Used in print:

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

My great_grandmother , I have been told , made her garden her great pride ; she cherished rare and delicate plants like oleanders in tubs and wall-flowers and lemon verbenas in pots that had to be wintered in the cellar ; she filled the waste spots of the yard with common things like the garden_heliotrope in a corner by the woodshed , and the plantain_lilies along the west_side of the house .

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

The result is that I included 70 animal names , but Swadesh only 4 ; and somewhat similarly for plants , 16 as against 4 .

Swadesh , and therefore Hoijer , felt compelled to omit all terms denoting species or even genera ( fox , vulture , salmon , yellow_pine , manzanita ) ; their classes of animal and plant terms are restricted to generalizations or recurrent parts ( fish , bird , tree , grass , horn , tail , bark , root ) .

If adjectival meanings show relatively low retentiveness of stems , as I am confident will prove to be the case in most languages of the world , why should our basic lists include 15 per_cent of these unstable forms , but only 8 per_cent of animals and plants which replace much more slowly ?

Had Hoijer substituted for his 15 adjectival slots 15 good animal and plant items , his rate of stem replacement would have been lower and the age of Athabascan language separation smaller .

Synonyms plant 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. plant [ v ] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
Examples: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

He planted the pansy seeds himself , buying them from a pansy specialist .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Miss_Ada had been out back , in a straw_hat , planting flowers .

Since then , the flowers she had planted had spread all_over the hill .

Synonyms plant set Related Terms situate put replant root puddle dibble checkrow bed afforest set planting

4. plant [ n ] something planted secretly for discovery by another
Examples: "the police used a plant to trick the thieves" "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"

Synonyms plant Related Terms contrivance

5. plant [ v ] fix or set securely or deeply
Examples: "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent" "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

Used in print:

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

Yet a moment did come that night when the adventurous letter_writer and fantasist seemed to stride off my flashy pages , out of my mind , and plant himself in reality .

Synonyms imbed plant embed implant engraft Related Terms insert nest pot bury planting implant implantation

6. plant [ v ] set up or lay the groundwork for
Examples: "establish a new department"

Used in print:

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

We have had opportunities - clear invitations to plant our influence on the other side of the Iron_Curtain .

Synonyms establish institute found plant constitute Related Terms initiate appoint fix constitution initiation founder

7. plant [ v ] place into a river
Examples: "plant fish"

Synonyms plant Related Terms stock animal_husbandry

8. plant [ v ] place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
Examples: "Plant a spy in Moscow" "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"

Synonyms plant Related Terms situate

9. plant [ v ] put firmly in the mind
Examples: "Plant a thought in the students' minds"

Synonyms implant plant Related Terms communicate

10. Plant [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5729

Synonyms Plant

11. plant [ n ] an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

Synonyms plant Related Terms actor

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