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Noun: plant  plãnt
  1. (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    - flora, plant life
  2. An industrial site, e.g. where products are manufactured or processed
    "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles";
    - works, industrial plant
  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 (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: planting, plants, planted

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, Cell & Environment