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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: planted, planting, plants

Type of: actor, being, building complex, communicate, complex, contrivance, dodge [informal], 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, John