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plant

noun

1 plant

Buildings for carrying on industrial labor:
— They built a large plant to manufacture automobiles.

synonyms: industrial plant, works.

Roget 780: property, possession, suum cuique [Lat.], meum et tuum [Lat.].    ownership, proprietorship, lordship; seignority; empire etc. (dominion) 737.    interest, stake, ... show more

Roget 691: workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business; manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory; cabinet, studio; office, branch office bureau, ... show more

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Polish: zakład przemysłowy



2 plant

botany A living organism lacking the power of locomotion.

synonyms: flora, plant life.

Roget 367: vegetable, vegetable kingdom; flora, verdure.    plant; tree, shrub, bush; creeper; herb, herbage; grass.    annual; ... show more

Dutch: gewas, plantenleven, vegetatie
Polish: roślina

3 plant

An actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience.

4 plant

Something planted secretly for discovery by another.

verb

1 plant

Put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground:
— Let's plant flowers in the garden.

synonym: set.

Roget 371: cultivate; till the soil; farm, garden; sow, plant; reap, mow, cut; manure, dress the ground, dig, delve, ... show more

Dutch: dekken, inplanten, planten

2 plant

Fix or set securely or deeply:
— He planted a knee in the back of his opponent.
— The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum.

synonyms: embed, engraft, imbed, implant.

Roget 300: insert; introduce, intromit; put into, run into; import; inject; interject etc. 298; infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, ... show more

Roget 184: place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; ... show more

3 plant

Set up or lay the groundwork for.

synonyms: constitute, establish, found, institute.

Dutch: gronden, grondvesten, stichten, vestigen

4 plant

Place into a river.

5 plant

Place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive.

6 plant

Put firmly in the mind:
— Plant a thought in the students' minds.

synonym: implant.


Moby thesaurus: accouterments, adulterate, agent provocateur, amphibian, angiosperm, annual, apparatus, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, aquatic plant, armament, armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant, assign, atomic energy plant, base, bed ... show more.

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