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Noun: planting  plãn-ting
  1. The act of fixing firmly in place
    "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
     
  2. A collection of plants (trees, shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
    "the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"
     
  3. Putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow
    "the planting of corn is hard work"
Verb: plant  plãnt
  1. Put (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. (animal husbandry) 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: plantings

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, agriculture, assemblage, collection, communicate, emplacement, enter, farming, husbandry, infix, initiate, insert, introduce, lay, locating, location, pass, pass along, pass on, pioneer, place, placement, pose, position, positioning, put, put across, set, stock

Encyclopedia: Planting

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