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plant meaning

[ plɑ:nt ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "plant""plant" in a sentence
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  • Noun: plant  plãnt
    1. Buildings for carrying on industrial labour
      "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
      - works, industrial plant 
    2. (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
      - flora, plant life 
    3. An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience 
    4. 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" 
    5. Industrial machinery or large vehicles
    Verb: plant  plãnt
    1. Put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
      "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
      - set 
    2. Fix or set securely or deeply
      "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"
      - implant, engraft, embed, imbed 
    3. Set up or lay the groundwork for
      - establish, found, constitute, institute 
    4. Place into a river
      "plant fish" 
    5. 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" 
    6. Put firmly in the mind
      "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
      - implant

    Derived forms: plants, planted, planting

    See also: plantal, planter, planting, plantlet

    Type of: actor, being, building complex, communicate, complex, contrivance, dodge, enter, histrion, infix, initiate, insert, introduce, lay, organism, pass, pass along, pass on, pioneer, place, player, pose, position, put, put across, role player, set, stock, stratagem, thespian

    Part of: kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae

    Encyclopedia: Plant


  • [American slang]
    tr. to strike a blow (to a particular place on someone).
    • I planted one right on his nose.
    • The boxer planted a good blow on his opponent's shoulder.


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun

    FABRICATION PLANT, IN-PLANT

    1 [C]

    a factory or place where power is produced or an industrial process takes place:

    Toyota has car assembly plants in the United States and Canada.

    It is Europe's most productive car plant.

    Two more nuclear power plants are to be built by the end of the decade. See note at FACTORY

    an assembly/a bottling/manufacturing/packing/processing plant

    ◆ a car/chemical plant

    2 [U]

    large machinery that is used in industrial processes:

    The company has been investing in new plant and equipment.

    specialists in plant hire


  • [Electronics]
    In computer operations, to put the result of an operation specified by a routine in a storage location from which it will be taken for implementation of an instruction further on in the program.

  • [Finance]
    The assets of a business including land, buildings, machinery, and all equipment permanently employed.

  • [Industrial engineering]
    "The land, buildings, and equipment used in an industry."

  • [Law]
    n. See MACHINERY AND PLANT.
Examples
  • Many plants have begun to automate.
  • Ethylene is a growth hormone in plants.
  • Tropical plants thrive in a greenhouse.
  • They discovered that he was a police plant.
  • This book is about chemicals and plants.
  • All plants [flora] need water and light.
  • Is it safe to site the power plant here?
  • Shade plants have the opposite characters.
  • These plants were distributed into 22 classes.
  • Sort out the smaller plants and throw them away.
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