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plot

 (plŏt)
n.
1.
a. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose: a garden plot.
b. A measured area of land; a lot.
2. A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
3. See graph1.
4. The pattern or sequence of interrelated events in a work of fiction, as a novel or film.
5. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
v. plot·ted, plot·ting, plots
v.tr.
1. To represent graphically, as on a chart: plot a ship's course.
2. Mathematics
a. To locate (points or other figures) on a graph by means of coordinates.
b. To draw (a curve) connecting points on a graph.
3. To write or develop the plot of: "I began plotting novels at about the time I learned to read" (James Baldwin).
4. To form a plot for; prearrange secretly or deviously: plot an assassination.
v.intr.
1. To form or take part in a plot; scheme: were plotting for months before the attack.
2. To write or develop the plot for a work of fiction: A good mystery writer must plot well.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

plot′less adj.
plot′less·ness n.
plot′ter n.

plot

(plɒt)
n
1. a secret plan to achieve some purpose, esp one that is illegal or underhand: a plot to overthrow the government.
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the story or plan of a play, novel, etc
3. (Military) military a graphic representation of an individual or tactical setting that pinpoints an artillery target
4. (Surveying) chiefly US a diagram or plan, esp a surveyor's map
5. lose the plot informal to lose one's ability or judgment in a given situation
vb, plots, plotting or plotted
6. to plan secretly (something illegal, revolutionary, etc); conspire
7. (Navigation) (tr) to mark (a course, as of a ship or aircraft) on a map
8. (Surveying) (tr) to make a plan or map of
9. (Mathematics)
a. to locate and mark (one or more points) on a graph by means of coordinates
b. to draw (a curve) through these points
10. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to construct the plot of (a literary work)
[C16: from plot2, influenced in use by complot]

plot

(plɒt)
n
a small piece of land: a vegetable plot.
vb, plots, plotting or plotted
(tr) to arrange or divide (land) into plots
[Old English: piece of land, plan of an area]

plot

(plɒt)

n., v. plot•ted, plot•ting. n.
1. a secret plan or scheme to accomplish a usu. evil purpose.
2. the main story of a literary or dramatic work.
3. a small piece of ground: a garden plot.
4. a measured parcel of land: a two-acre plot.
v.t.
6. to plan secretly or conspiratorially: to plot mutiny.
7. to mark on a plan, map, or chart, as the course of a ship.
8. to draw a plan or map of, as a tract of land or a building.
9. to divide (land) into plots.
10.
a. to determine and mark (points), as on graph paper, by means of measurements or coordinates.
b. to draw (a curve) by means of points so marked.
c. to represent by means of such a curve.
d. to make (a calculation) by graph.
11. to devise or construct the plot of (a play, novel, etc.).
v.i.
12. to plan or scheme secretly.
13. to devise the plot of a literary work.
[before 1100; Middle English, Old English; influenced in sense by plat1, complot]
plot′less, adj.
syn: See conspiracy.

plot

1. Map, chart, or graph representing data of any sort.
2. Representation on a diagram or chart of the position or course of a target in terms of angles and distances from positions; location of a position on a map or a chart.
3. The visual display of a single location of an airborne object at a particular instant of time.
4. A portion of a map or overlay on which are drawn the outlines of the areas covered by one or more photographs. See also master plot.

plot


Past participle: plotted
Gerund: plotting

Imperative
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Present
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we plot
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plot - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)plot - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
counterplan, counterplot - a plot intended to subvert another plot
intrigue, machination - a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
cabal, conspiracy - a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
2.plot - a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
bed - a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
3.plot - the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
action - the series of events that form a plot; "his novels always have a lot of action"
plot line, storyline - the plot of a book or play or film
4.plot - a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
chart - a visual display of information
Verb1.plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
cabal, complot, conspire, machinate, conjure - engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
counterplot - make a plot in response to another plot
scheme, connive, intrigue - form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
2.plot - make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
graph - plot upon a graph
3.plot - make a plat of; "Plat the town"
map - make a map of; show or establish the features of details of; "map the surface of Venus"
4.plot - devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet); "the writer is plotting a new novel"
contrive, design, plan, project - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

plot

1
noun
1. plan, scheme, intrigue, conspiracy, cabal, stratagem, machination, covin (Law) a plot to overthrow the government
2. story, action, subject, theme, outline, scenario, narrative, thread, story line the plot of a cheap spy novel
verb
1. plan, scheme, conspire, intrigue, manoeuvre, contrive, collude, cabal, hatch a plot, machinate They are awaiting trial for plotting against the state.
2. devise, design, project, lay, imagine, frame, conceive, brew, hatch, contrive, concoct, cook up (informal) a meeting to plot the survival strategy of the party
3. chart, mark, draw, map, draft, locate, calculate, outline, compute We were trying to plot the course of the submarine.
Quotations
"Ay, now the plot thickens very much upon us" [George Villiers Buckingham The Rehearsal]

plot

2
noun patch, lot, area, ground, parcel, tract, allotment a small plot of land for growing vegetables

plot

noun
1. A piece of land:
2. The series of events and relationships forming the basis of a composition:
3. A secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
verb
1. To show graphically the direction or location of, as by using coordinates:
chart, lay out, map (out).
2. To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
Translations
حَبْكَه روائيّه او مَسْرَحِيَّهحكبةقِطْعَةُ أَرْضقِطْعَة أرْضمَكِيدَة
parcelasnovatspiknutízakreslitzápletka
grundhandlingindtegnekomplotkonspirere om
palstasalajuoni
parcelaurota
megrajzoltérképet/grafikont készít
brugga launráîgrafkortleggjaráîabruggreitur, skiki, blettur, lóî
たくらむ小区画
음모를 꾸미다작은 지면
nubrėžtiruoštisiužetas
intrigaizplānotlauciņšplānotrīkot sazvērestību
complot
malý pozemokzakresliť
parcelasnovati zarotozarotazgodba
anstifta en komplotttomt
ที่ดินอุบาย
âm mưumảnh đất

plot

1 [plɒt] N (Agr) → parcela f, terreno m; [of vegetables, flowers etc] → cuadro m
a plot of grassun cuadro de césped
a plot of land (gen) → un terreno; (for building) → un solar, un lote (esp LAm)
a vegetable plotun cuadro de hortalizas

plot

2 [plɒt]
A. N
1. (= conspiracy) → complot m, conjura f
2. (Literat, Theat) → trama f, argumento m
to lose the plotperderse, perder el hilo
the plot thickensla cosa se complica
B. VT
1. (on graph etc) [+ progress, course, position] → trazar
to plot A against Ztrazar A como función de Z
2. [+ downfall, ruin etc] → urdir, fraguar
C. VImaquinar, conspirar
to plot to do sthconspirar para hacer algo
plot out VT + ADV [+ course, route] → trazar; [+ strategy, plan] → marcar, trazar

plot

[ˈplɒt]
n (= conspiracy) → complot m
a plot against the president → un complot contre le président
a plot to do sth → un complot visant à faire qch
a plot to overthrow the government → un complot visant à renverser le gouvernement
[story, play] → intrigue f
to have lost the plot [person, organization, team] → avoir perdu le fil
(= piece of land) → terrain m
a vegetable plot → un carré de légumes
vt
(= conspire) → comploter
to plot to do sth → comploter de faire qch
They were plotting to kill him → Ils complotaient de le tuer.
(= plan carefully) → planifier
(= mark out) [course, position] → déterminer; [point] → reporter
to plot points on a graph → reporter des points sur un graphique
vicomploter
to plot against → comploter contre

plot

n
(Agr) → Stück ntLand; (= bed: in garden) → Beet nt; (= building plot)Grundstück nt; (= allotment)Parzelle f; (in graveyard) → Grabstelle f; a plot of landein Stück ntLand; a plot of lettucesein Salatbeet nt; (larger) → ein Salatfeld nt
(US: = diagram, chart, of estate) → Plan m; (of building)Grundriss m
(= conspiracy)Verschwörung f, → Komplott nt ? thicken VI b
(Liter, Theat) → Handlung f, → Plot m (spec); to lose the plot (fig inf)den Überblick verlieren; you’ve lost the plot (fig inf)bei dir ist echt alles verloren (inf)
vt
(= plan)planen, aushecken (inf); what are you plotting now?was heckst du nun schon wieder aus? (inf); they plotted to kill himsie planten gemeinsam, ihn zu töten
position, coursefeststellen; (= draw on map)einzeichnen; (Math, Med) curveaufzeichnen
visich verschwören; to plot against somebodysich gegen jdn verschwören, gegen jdn ein Komplott schmieden

plot

1 [plɒt] n (of land) → appezzamento, lotto
a vegetable plot → un orticello
building plot → lotto edificabile

plot

2 [plɒt]
1. n
a. (conspiracy) → complotto, cospirazione f, congiura
b. (of story, play) → intreccio, trama
2. vt
a. (mark out, course, graph, diagram) → tracciare
to plot one's position (Naut) → fare il punto
b. (plan secretly) → complottare, cospirare, congiurare

plot

(plot) noun
1. a plan, especially for doing something evil; a conspiracy. a plot to assassinate the President.
2. the story of a play, novel etc. The play has a very complicated plot.
3. a small piece of land eg for use as a gardening area or for building a house on.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈplotted
1. to plan to bring about (something evil). They were plotting the death of the king.
2. to make a plan, map, graph etc of. The navigator plotted the course of the ship.

plot

قِطْعَةُ أَرْض, مَكِيدَة komplot, parcela komplot, lod aushecken, Grundstück αγροτεμάχιο, συνωμοτώ conspirar, parcela palsta, salajuoni complot, parcelle parcela, urota complottare, lotto たくらむ, 小区画 음모를 꾸미다, 작은 지면 intrige, lapje grond jordstykke, komplott działka, uknuć lote, tramar готовить заговор, делянка anstifta en komplott, tomt ที่ดิน, อุบาย arsa, gizli plan âm mưu, mảnh đất 密谋, 小块土地
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I often think that I should like to have my house front on this mass of dull red bushes, omitting other flower plots and borders, transplanted spruce and trim box, even graveled walks--to have this fertile spot under my windows, not a few imported barrowfuls of soil only to cover the sand which was thrown out in digging the cellar.
Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill- conditioned child, who always looked as if she were watching everybody, and scheming plots underhand.
Such vapouring, combined with the extravagant plots of Monseigneur for the restoration of a state of things that had utterly exhausted itself, and worn out Heaven and earth as well as itself, was hard to be endured without some remonstrance by any sane man who knew the truth.
None of your plots against me; I'll counterplot you
Wemmick's house was a little wooden cottage in the midst of plots of garden, and the top of it was cut out and painted like a battery mounted with guns.
For I will tell the king that you came to me, the two of you, and whispered plots into my ear--plots to save the child and kill the king.
he from heav'ns highth All these our motions vain, sees and derides; Not more Almighty to resist our might Then wise to frustrate all our plots and wiles.
Well, let it be; through all the maze of trouble His plots and base oppression must create, I'll shape myself a way to higher things, And who will say 'tis wrong?
Capitalism, organized for repressive purposes under pretext of governing the nation, would very soon stop the association if it understood our aim, but it thinks that we are engaged in gunpowder plots and conspiracies to assassinate crowned heads; and so, whilst the police are blundering in search of evidence of these, our real work goes on unmolested.
Another professor showed me a large paper of instructions for discovering plots and conspiracies against the government.
With him I went there from Constantinople, rather glad to be so near Spain, not that I intended to write to anyone about my unhappy lot, but to try if fortune would be kinder to me in Algiers than in Constantinople, where I had attempted in a thousand ways to escape without ever finding a favourable time or chance; but in Algiers I resolved to seek for other means of effecting the purpose I cherished so dearly; for the hope of obtaining my liberty never deserted me; and when in my plots and schemes and attempts the result did not answer my expectations, without giving way to despair I immediately began to look out for or conjure up some new hope to support me, however faint or feeble it might be.
What return shall be made to the man who has never had the wit to be idle during his whole life; but has been careless of what the many care for-- wealth, and family interests, and military offices, and speaking in the assembly, and magistracies, and plots, and parties.