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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.

planting

(ˈplɑːntɪŋ)
n
1. (Agriculture) the act of setting seeds, crops, etc into the ground to grow
2. (Horticulture) the act of setting seeds, crops, etc into the ground to grow
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.planting - the act of fixing firmly in placeplanting - the act of fixing firmly in place; "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
locating, positioning, emplacement, location, placement, position - the act of putting something in a certain place
2.planting - a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area; "the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
3.planting - putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow; "the planting of corn is hard work"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
insemination - the act of sowing (of seeds in the ground or, figuratively, of germs in the body or ideas in the mind, etc.)
Translations
piantatura

planting

[ˈplɑːntɪŋ]
A. N flooding has delayed plantinglas inundaciones han retrasado la plantación
B. CPD planting season Nestación f de plantar
References in classic literature ?
Planting of countries, is like planting of woods; for you must make account to leese almost twenty years' profit, and expect your recompense in the end.
While you are planting the seed, he cries -- "Drop it, drop it -- cover it up, cover it up -- pull it up, pull it up, pull it up." But this was not corn, and so it was safe from such enemies as he.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them -- the last was the hardest of all -- I might add eating, for I did taste.
First look out for worms, and supply vacancies by planting anew.
Perhaps, too, he does not like the extracts from gardening books I read to him sometimes when he is planting or sowing something new.
Upon the whole, the Spaniards acted the moderators between them; and as they had obliged the two Englishmen not to hurt the three while they were naked and unarmed, so they now obliged the three to go and rebuild their fellows' two huts, one to be of the same and the other of larger dimensions than they were before; to fence their ground again, plant trees in the room of those pulled up, dig up the land again for planting corn, and, in a word, to restore everything to the same state as they found it, that is, as near as they could.
In fact, beyond the initial planting and the occasional maintenance of weeding and trimming, native plants are usually very low maintenance, requiring very little in the way of additional feeding or doctoring.
I've done all phases of it myself--scouting, seed collecting, seed germination, planting, transplanting, watering, growing, fencing, fertilizing, and insecticide spraying.
Instead of sending the kiln dust to the landfill, MFR started a new synthetic soil program where it mixes kiln dust with yard waste from surrounding communities and waste-water treatment sludge from the city of Hannibal to make a synthetic soil to fill old quarries, eventually planting grass and tress.
It also spent over $50,000 planting 350 trees on the 8.3-hectare site.
The year was 1919 and across the country, garden clubs, schoolchildren, towns, American Legion posts, and families were planting memorial trees.