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planter

one who cultivates the soil; a large container for plants; the owner or manager of a plantation: a wealthy Southern planter
Not to be confused with:
plantar – of or relating to the sole of the foot: a plantar wart
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plant·er

 (plăn′tər)
n.
1.
a. One who plants.
b. A machine or tool for planting seeds.
2. The owner or manager of a plantation: cotton and rice planters.
3. An early settler or colonist.
4. A decorative container for a plant or small tree.
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planter

(ˈplɑːntə)
n
1. (Agriculture) the owner or manager of a plantation
2. (Agriculture) a machine designed for rapid, uniform, and efficient planting of seeds in the ground
3. (Historical Terms) a colonizer or settler
4. (Furniture) a decorative pot or stand for house plants
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plant•er

(ˈplæn tər, ˈplɑn-)

n.
1. a person who plants.
2. an implement for planting seeds.
3. the owner or manager of a plantation.
4. a colonist or new settler.
5. a container for growing ornamental plants.
[1350–1400; Middle English plaunter]
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Planter

A farm implement designed to plant crop seed. There are several distinctly different avenues available for planting the many different sizes and shapes of seeds, but each of them consists of the same two basic operations. The first places the seeds in the desired location. The second properly covers them so that they are both protected from birds and kept moist enough to germinate. For the latter, there is a minimum depth of covering necessary. Depending on the crop and soil, this minimum depth varies but is on the order of an inch. There is also some maximum depth that can be used; otherwise, the fledgling plant will never be able to get to the surface.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.planter - the owner or manager of a plantationplanter - the owner or manager of a plantation
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
2.planter - a worker who puts or sets seeds or seedlings into the ground
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
3.planter - a decorative pot for house plants
flowerpot, pot - a container in which plants are cultivated
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Translations
حَوْضُ نَبَاتَاتصاحِب المَعْمَل أو المَزْرَعَه
-icekvětináčplantážník
plantageejerurtepotte
kasviruukku
teglenica
ültetvényes
plantekrueigandi
植木鉢
화분
plantážnik
kruka
กระถางต้นไม้
çiçek saksısıplântasyon sahibi
chậu cây

planter

[ˈplɑːntəʳ] N (= person) → plantador(a) m/f; (= plantation owner) → hacendado/a m/f (esp LAm) (Hist) (= settler) → colono/a m/f; (= machine) → plantadora f; (= pot) → tiesto m, maceta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

planter

[ˈplɑːntər] n
(= person) → planteur m
(= container) → pot m de fleurplant food nengrais mplant life nflore fplant pot n (British)pot m de fleurs
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

planter

nPflanzer(in) m(f); (= plantation owner also)Plantagenbesitzer(in) m(f); (= machine)Pflanzmaschine f; (= seed planter)Sämaschine f; (= plant pot)Übertopf m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

planter

[ˈplɑːntəʳ] n (person) → piantatore/trice; (machine) → piantatrice f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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planter

حَوْضُ نَبَاتَات květináč urtepotte Blumentopf γλάστρα maceta kasviruukku pot de fleurs teglenica vaso 植木鉢 화분 plantenpot blomsterpotte doniczka vaso de planta, vaso para plantas цветочный горшок kruka กระถางต้นไม้ çiçek saksısı chậu cây 花盆
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References in classic literature ?
The planter, therefore, hired elephants by ones and twos and threes, and fell to work.
Tom forged a bill of sale and sold him mother to an Arkansas cotton planter for a trifle over six hundred dollars.
The captain lay himself in the other part of the great cabin, having let his round house, as they call it, to a rich planter who went over with his wife and three children, who ate by themselves.
One morning in July, 1854, a planter named Williamson, living six miles from Selma, Alabama, was sitting with his wife and a child on the veranda of his dwelling.
"I wish I knew whether you are merely headstrong, or whether you really intend to be a Solomon planter," Sheldon said in the morning, at breakfast.
With the darkness had come a wind from the sea, and the boy crept outside in his flannels and planter's hat and threw himself down in a cane chair with a little murmur of relief.
I got him soon loaded with the small cargo I sent them; and one of our seamen, that had been on shore with me there, offered to go with the sloop and settle there, upon my letter to the governor Spaniard to allot him a sufficient quantity of land for a plantation, and on my giving him some clothes and tools for his planting work, which he said he understood, having been an old planter at Maryland, and a buccaneer into the bargain.
I lived with him some time, and acquainted myself by that means with the manner of planting and making of sugar; and seeing how well the planters lived, and how they got rich suddenly, I resolved, if I could get a licence to settle there, I would turn planter among them: resolving in the meantime to find out some way to get my money, which I had left in London, remitted to me.
He was a civilian, if one might judge from his habit, which was that of a planter. His features were good -- a straight nose, firm mouth, broad forehead, from which his long, dark hair was combed straight back, falling behind his ears to the collar of his well fitting frock coat.
I seem once to have lived near a great city, a prosperous planter, married to a woman whom I loved and distrusted.
We undertook to work the plantation together; and Alfred, whose outward life and capabilities had double the strength of mine, became an enthusiastic planter, and a wonderfully successful one.
In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.