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plant

 (plănt)
n.
1. Botany
a. Any of various photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically containing chloroplasts, having cell walls made of cellulose, producing embryos, and lacking the power of locomotion. Plants include trees, bushes, herbs, ferns, mosses, and certain green algae.
b. A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb.
c. Any of various fungi, algae, or protists that resemble plants and were formerly classified in the plant kingdom. Not in scientific use.
2.
a. A building or group of buildings for the manufacture of a product; a factory: works in an auto plant.
b. The buildings, fixtures, and equipment, including machinery, tools, and instruments, necessary for an industrial operation or an institution: the university's mechanical plant.
3. A person or thing put into place in order to mislead or function secretly, especially:
a. A person placed in a group of spectators to influence behavior.
b. A person stationed in a given location as a spy or observer.
c. A misleading piece of evidence placed so as to be discovered.
d. A remark or action in a play or narrative that becomes important later.
4. Slang A scheming trick; a swindle.
tr.v. plant·ed, plant·ing, plants
1.
a. To place or set (seeds, for example) in the ground to grow.
b. To place seeds or young plants in (land); sow: plant a field in corn.
2.
a. To place (spawn or young fish) in water or an underwater bed for cultivation: plant oysters.
b. To stock with spawn or fish.
3. To introduce (an animal) into an area.
4.
a. To place or fix in a certain position: planted both feet on the ground; planted a kiss on my cheek.
b. To deliver (a punch or blow).
c. To fix firmly in the mind; implant: "The right of revolution is planted in the heart of man" (Clarence Darrow).
5. To establish; found: plant a colony.
6.
a. To station (a person) for the purpose of functioning in secret, as by observing, spying, or influencing behavior: Detectives were planted all over the store.
b. To place secretly or deceptively so as to be discovered or made public: planted a gun on the corpse to make the death look like suicide.
7. To conceal; hide: planted the stolen goods in the warehouse.

[Middle English plante, from Old English and Old French, both from Latin planta, sprout, seedling; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

plant′a·ble adj.

plant

(plɑːnt)
n
1. (Botany) any living organism that typically synthesizes its food from inorganic substances, possesses cellulose cell walls, responds slowly and often permanently to a stimulus, lacks specialized sense organs and nervous system, and has no powers of locomotion
2. (Botany) such an organism that is green, terrestrial, and smaller than a shrub or tree; a herb
3. (Botany) a cutting, seedling, or similar structure, esp when ready for transplantation
4. informal a thing positioned secretly for discovery by another, esp in order to incriminate an innocent person
5. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker a position in which the cue ball can be made to strike an intermediate which then pockets another ball
vb (tr)
6. (Botany) (often foll by out) to set (seeds, crops, etc) into (ground) to grow
7. to place firmly in position
8. to establish; found
9. to implant in the mind
10. slang to deliver (a blow)
11. informal to position or hide, esp in order to deceive or observe
12. (Zoology) to place (young fish, oysters, spawn, etc) in (a lake, river, etc) in order to stock the water
[Old English, from Latin planta a shoot, cutting]
ˈplantable adj
ˈplantˌlike adj

plant

(plɑːnt)
n
1. (Commerce)
a. the land, buildings, and equipment used in carrying on an industrial, business, or other undertaking or service
b. (as modifier): plant costs.
2. (Commerce) a factory or workshop
3. (Civil Engineering) mobile mechanical equipment for construction, road-making, etc
[C20: special use of plant1]

plant

(plænt, plɑnt)

n.
1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that produce food from sunlight and inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that have rigid cell walls containing cellulose, including the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
2. an herb or other small vegetable growth, in contrast with a tree or shrub.
3. a seedling or a growing slip, esp. one ready for transplanting.
4. a factory, workshop, etc., where a product is manufactured.
5. the equipment, machinery, tools, etc., necessary to carry on any industrial business.
6. the complete equipment or apparatus for a particular mechanical operation: a heating plant.
7. the buildings, equipment, etc., of an institution: the university plant.
8. a scheme to trap, trick, or defraud.
9. a person or thing placed secretly or strategically, as to gather information, provoke responses, or advance a plot or scheme.
v.t.
10. to put or set in the ground for growth, as seeds, shrubs, or young trees.
11. to furnish or stock (land) with plants.
12. to establish or implant (ideas, principles, etc.).
13. to bed (oysters).
14. to insert or set firmly in or on the ground: to plant fence posts.
15. to place; put.
16. to place or station with great force or determination: He planted himself in the doorway.
17. to place (something) in order to advance a plot, obtain a desired result, etc.: The police planted a story in the newspaper to trap the thief.
18. to place (a person) secretly in a situation, as to gather information or stir up reactions: to plant a spy.
19. to hide or conceal, as stolen goods.
20. to settle or found (a colony, etc.).
v.i.
21. to plant crops, seeds, etc.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English plaunte (< Old French plante), Old English plante < Latin planta a shoot, plant; (v.) Middle English plaunten (< Old French planter), Old English plantian < Latin plantāre, derivative of the n.]
plant′a•ble, adj.

plant

(plănt)
Any of a wide variety of multicellular organisms, most of which manufacture their own food by means of photosynthesis. Plants have cells with cell walls made of cellulose, cannot move about under their own power, and have no nervous system. They range in size from a few millimeters to trees that stand over 300 feet (91.4 meters) tall. Plants are grouped as a separate kingdom in taxonomy.

factory

worksmillplant
1. 'factory'

A building where machines are used to make things is usually called a factory.

I work in a cheese factory.
He visited several factories which produce domestic electrical goods.
2. 'works'

A place where things are made or where an industrial process takes place can also be called a works. A works can consist of several buildings and may include outdoor equipment and machinery.

There used to be an iron works here.

After works you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb.

The sewage works was closed down.
Engineering works are planned for this district.
3. 'mill'

A building where a particular material is made is often called a mill.

He worked at a cotton mill.
4. 'plant'

A building where chemicals are produced is called a chemical plant.

There was an explosion at a chemical plant.

A power station can also be referred to as a plant.

They discussed the re-opening of the nuclear plant.

plant


Past participle: planted
Gerund: planting

Imperative
plant
plant
Present
I plant
you plant
he/she/it plants
we plant
you plant
they plant
Preterite
I planted
you planted
he/she/it planted
we planted
you planted
they planted
Present Continuous
I am planting
you are planting
he/she/it is planting
we are planting
you are planting
they are planting
Present Perfect
I have planted
you have planted
he/she/it has planted
we have planted
you have planted
they have planted
Past Continuous
I was planting
you were planting
he/she/it was planting
we were planting
you were planting
they were planting
Past Perfect
I had planted
you had planted
he/she/it had planted
we had planted
you had planted
they had planted
Future
I will plant
you will plant
he/she/it will plant
we will plant
you will plant
they will plant
Future Perfect
I will have planted
you will have planted
he/she/it will have planted
we will have planted
you will have planted
they will have planted
Future Continuous
I will be planting
you will be planting
he/she/it will be planting
we will be planting
you will be planting
they will be planting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been planting
you have been planting
he/she/it has been planting
we have been planting
you have been planting
they have been planting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been planting
you will have been planting
he/she/it will have been planting
we will have been planting
you will have been planting
they will have been planting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been planting
you had been planting
he/she/it had been planting
we had been planting
you had been planting
they had been planting
Conditional
I would plant
you would plant
he/she/it would plant
we would plant
you would plant
they would plant
Past Conditional
I would have planted
you would have planted
he/she/it would have planted
we would have planted
you would have planted
they would have planted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plant - buildings for carrying on industrial laborplant - buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
bottling plant - a plant where beverages are put into bottles with caps
brewery - a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation
building complex, complex - a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
distillery, still - a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
gas system - facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service
mint - a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
packing plant, packinghouse - a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products
recycling plant - a plant for reprocessing used or abandoned materials
refinery - an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
saltworks - a plant where salt is produced commercially
disposal plant, sewage disposal plant - a plant for disposing of sewage
smelter, smeltery - an industrial plant for smelting
2.plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotionplant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
botanical medicine, herbal therapy, phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
fugaciousness, fugacity - the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
circulation - free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant); "ocean circulation is an important part of global climate"; "a fan aids air circulation"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
hood, cap - a protective covering that is part of a plant
kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
microflora - microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora
crop - a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
endemic - a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island"
holophyte - an organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis
non-flowering plant - a plant that does not bear flowers
plantlet - a young plant or a small plant
wilding - a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
pot plant - a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)
acrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
apomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
aquatic - a plant that lives in or on water
cryptogam - formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
annual - (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
biennial - (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
perennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
escape - a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat
neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
embryo - (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plant - a plant that bears fruit once and dies
sporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
gametophyte - the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
garden plant - any of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
rock plant - plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
squamule - a minute scale
myrmecophyte - plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
nitrification - the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
3.plant - an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
4.plant - 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"
dodge, stratagem, contrivance - an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
Verb1.plant - put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
root - plant by the roots
puddle - dip into mud before planting; "puddle young plants"
checkrow - plant in checkrows
bed - place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
dibble - plant with a wooden hand tool; "dibble Spring bulbs"
afforest, forest - establish a forest on previously unforested land; "afforest the mountains"
replant - plant again or anew; "They replanted the land"; "He replanted the seedlings"
tree - plant with trees; "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"
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"
infix, insert, introduce, enter - put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text"
pot - plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
nest - fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
bury, sink - embed deeply; "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"
3.plant - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
fix - set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
appoint, constitute, name, nominate - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
4.plant - place into a river; "plant fish"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
stock - provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
5.plant - 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"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
6.plant - put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
communicate, pass along, put across, pass on, pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"

plant

1
noun
1. flower, bush, vegetable, herb, weed, shrub Water each plant as often as required.
verb
1. sow, scatter, set out, transplant, implant, put in the ground He intends to plant fruit and vegetables.
2. seed, sow, implant They are going to plant the area with grass and trees.
3. place, put, set, settle, fix She planted her feet wide and bent her knees slightly.
4. hide, put, place, conceal So far no-one has admitted to planting the bomb in the hotel.
5. place, put, establish, found, fix, institute, root, lodge, insert, sow the seeds of, imbed Sir Eric had evidently planted the idea in her mind.
Related words
like florimania
see algae, ferns, flowers, fungi, grasses, poisons, shrubs, trees
Quotations
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Fortune of the Republic]

Parts of plants

androecium, anther, anthophore, blossom, bract, bud, bulbil, calyx, capitulum, carpel, carpophore, catkin, caulis, clinandrium, commissure, corolla, corymb, costa, cyathium, cyme, dichasium, epidermis, filament, floral envelope, floret, foliage, fruit, gametophore, guard cell, glume, gynoecium, head, hibernaculum, hypanthium, inflorescence, internode, involucel, involucre, joint, leaf, lemma, lip, micropyle, monochasium, nectary, nucellus, offshoot, ovary, ovule, palea, panicle, pedicel, peduncle, perianth, petal, phloem, pistil, placenta, pod, pollen, pollen grain, pollinium, raceme, rachis, receptacle, thalamus, or torus, root, root cap, root hair, secundine, seed, seed pod, sepal, sheath, spadix, spathe, spike, spikelet, spur, stamen, stem, stigma, stoma, style, taproot, tassel, tepal, umbel, vascular bundle, xylem

plant

2
noun
1. factory, works, shop, yard, mill, foundry The plant provides forty per cent of the country's electricity.
2. machinery, equipment, gear, apparatus Firms may invest in plant and equipment abroad where costs are cheaper.

plant

noun
A building or complex in which an industry is located:
factory, mill, work (used in plural).
verb
1. To put (seeds) into the ground for growth:
2. Slang. To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: stash.
Translations
نَباتيَدُسُّيَزْرَعيَزْرَع، يَغْرُسيَضَع نَفْسَه بِثِقَل
rostlinasázettovárnavysaditzařízení
plantefabrikmaskineriplacere
planto
istuttaakasvitehdasujuttaakone
पौधा
biljkapogonposaditi
ültetüzemcselbõl elhelyezelültetgépállomány
tanam
plantaplanta , koma fyrirplanta , koma tryggilega fyrirplanta, jurtrækta
植える植物製造工場
공장식물심다
planta
augalasįrengimaiįveistipakištipasodinti
apstādītaugsfabrikafiktīvi piedēvētiekārta
a plantafabricăînscenareinterpusplantă
podstrčiťpostaviťsadiť
rastlinasadititovarna
planteraväxtanläggningplanta
โรงงานปลูกพืช
câynhà máytrồng

plant

[plɑːnt]
A. N
1. (Bot) → planta f
2. (no pl) (= machinery) → maquinaria f; (fixed) → instalaciones fpl
heavy plantmaquinaria f pesada
3. (= factory) → fábrica f, planta f; (= power station) → planta f, central f
4. (= misleading evidence) it's a plantesto es una trampa para incriminarnos
5. (= infiltrator) → infiltrado/a m/f, espía mf
B. VT
1. (Bot) [+ tree, flower, crop] → plantar; [+ seed, garden, field] → sembrar
to plant sth with sthsembrar algo de algo
the field is planted with wheatel campo está sembrado de trigo
they plan to plant the area with grass and treestienen pensado plantar la zona de árboles y poner césped
2. (= put) he stood with his feet planted apartse quedó de pie con los pies separados
he planted himself right in her pathse le plantó en el camino, se plantó en mitad de su camino
to plant an idea in sb's mindmeter a algn una idea en la cabeza
to plant a kiss on sb's cheekplantar un beso en la mejilla a algn
she planted a punch right on his nosele plantó un puñetazo en la nariz
3. (furtively) [+ bomb, evidence] → colocar, poner; [+ informer, spy] → poner, infiltrar
to plant sth on sbcolocar algo a algn para incriminarle
C. VIplantar
D. CPD plant life Nvida f vegetal, las plantas
plant pot Nmaceta f, tiesto m
plant out VT + ADV [+ seedlings] → trasplantar

plant

[ˈplɑːnt]
n
(BOTANY)plante f
some new plants for the garden → de nouvelles plantes pour le jardin
to water the plants → arroser les plantes
a tomato plant → un plant de tomate
(= machinery) → matériel m
(= factory) → usine f
a nuclear reprocessing plant → une usine de retraitement nucléaire
vt
[+ seed, plant, tree] → planter
to plant sth with trees [+ land, field]
They plan to plant the area with grass and trees → Ils comptent planter du gazon et des arbres dans cette zone.
planted with trees → planté(e) d'arbres
a field planted with maize → un champ de maïs
(= place firmly) → planter
She planted a kiss on his cheek → Elle planta un baiser sur sa joue.
(= hide) [+ bomb] → dissimuler; [+ microphone] → dissimuler
[+ evidence]
The evidence was planted in his flat → Les preuves ont été dissimulées dans son appartement pour l'incriminer.
He claimed that the drugs had been planted → Il a affirmé que la drogue avait été dissimulée pour l'incriminer.

plant

n
(Bot) → Pflanze f; rare/tropical plantsseltene/tropische Gewächse pl
no pl (= equipment)Anlagen pl; (= equipment and buildings)Produktionsanlage f; (US: of school, bank) → Einrichtungen pl; (= factory)Werk nt; plant-hireBaumaschinenvermietung f; “heavy plant crossing”„Baustellenverkehr“
(inf: = frame-up) eingeschmuggelter Gegenstand etc, der jdn kompromittieren soll, → Komplott nt
attrPflanzen-; plant lifePflanzenwelt f
vt
plants, treespflanzen, ein- or anpflanzen; fieldbepflanzen; to plant a field with turnips/wheatauf einem Feld Rüben anbauen or anpflanzen/Weizen anbauen or säen
(= place in position)setzen; bomblegen; kissdrücken; fistpflanzen (inf); (in the ground) stickstecken; flagpflanzen; to plant something in somebody’s mindjdm etw in den Kopf setzen, jdn auf etw (acc)bringen; a policeman was planted at each entrancean jedem Eingang wurde ein Polizist aufgestellt or postiert; he planted himself right in front of the fire (inf)er pflanzte sich genau vor dem Kamin auf (inf); she planted the children in the hallsie stellte die Kinder im Flur ab (inf); to plant one on somebody’s chin (inf)jdm einen Kinnhaken geben; to plant one’s feet (lit)die Füße aufsetzen
(inf) incriminating evidence, stolen goods etcmanipulieren, praktizieren; (in sb’s car, home) → schmuggeln; informer, spy etc(ein)schleusen; to plant something on somebody (inf)jdm etw unterjubeln (inf), → jdm etw in die Tasche praktizieren

plant

[plɑːnt]
1. n
a. (Bot) → pianta
b. (no pl, machinery) → impianto; (factory) → stabilimento
2. vt
a. (trees, seeds, flowers) → piantare
to plant a field with corn → piantare or coltivare un terreno a grano
b. (position, pole) → piantare, conficcare; (bomb) → mettere; (kiss) → stampare
to plant an idea in sb's mind → ficcare or cacciare in testa un'idea a qn
he planted himself right in her path → le si è piantato di fronte
to plant sth on sb (fam) → nascondere qc su qn (per incriminarlo)
plant out vt + adv (seedlings) → trapiantare

plant

(plaːnt) noun
1. anything growing from the ground, having a stem, a root and leaves. flowering/tropical plants.
2. industrial machinery. engineering plant.
3. a factory.
verb
1. to put (something) into the ground so that it will grow. We have planted vegetables in the garden.
2. to make (a garden etc); to cause (a garden etc) to have (plants etc) growing in it. The garden was planted with shrubs; We're going to plant an orchard.
3. to place heavily or firmly. He planted himself between her and the door.
4. to put in someone's possession, especially as false evidence. He claimed that the police had planted the weapon on his brother.
planˈtation (plӕn-) noun
1. a place that has been planted with trees.
2. a piece of land or estate for growing certain crops, especially cotton, sugar, rubber, tea and tobacco. He owned a rubber plantation in Malaysia.
ˈplanter noun
the owner of a plantation for growing tea, rubber etc. a tea-planter.

plant

مَصْنَع, نَبات, يَزْرَع rostlina, sázet, továrna fabrik, plante Anlage, Pflanze, pflanzen εργοστασιακή μονάδα, φυτεύω, φυτό maquinaria, planta, plantar istuttaa, kasvi, tehdas plante, planter, usine biljka, pogon, posaditi impianto, pianta, piantare 植える, 植物, 製造工場 공장, 식물, 심다 fabriek, plant, planten anlegg, plante fabryka, posadzić, roślina fábrica, planta, plantar завод, растение, сажать anläggning, plantera, växt โรงงาน, ปลูก, พืช bitki, dikmek, tesis cây, nhà máy, trồng 工厂, 植物, 种植

plant

a. planta;
medicinal ______, yerba medicinal.

plant

n (bot) planta
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