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factory works mill plant
A building where machines are used to make things is usually called a factory.
After works you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb.
A building where a particular material is made is often called a mill.
A building where chemicals are produced is called a chemical plant.
A power station can also be referred to as a plant.
Past participle: planted
|Noun||1.||plant - 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
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
|2.||plant - (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)
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
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"
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
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
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|
|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"|
|Verb||1.||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"
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"|
pot - plant in a pot; "He potted the palm"
nest - fit together or fit inside; "nested bowls"
|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!"
|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"|
|6.||plant - put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"|
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Fortune of the Republic]
Parts of plantsandroecium, 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
heavy plant → maquinaria f pesada
to plant sth with sth → sembrar algo de algo
the field is planted with wheat → el campo está sembrado de trigo
they plan to plant the area with grass and trees → tienen pensado plantar la zona de árboles y poner césped
he planted himself right in her path → se le plantó en el camino, se plantó en mitad de su camino
to plant an idea in sb's mind → meter a algn una idea en la cabeza
to plant a kiss on sb's cheek → plantar un beso en la mejilla a algn
she planted a punch right on his nose → le plantó un puñetazo en la nariz
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
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
to plant a field with corn → piantare or coltivare un terreno a grano