Plant

Word PLANT
Character 5
Hyphenation plant
Pronunciations /plænt/

Definitions and meanings of "Plant"

What do we mean by plant?

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. noun

A plant having no permanent woody stem; an herb. noun

Any of various fungi, algae, or protists that resemble plants and were formerly classified in the plant kingdom. Not in scientific use. noun

A building or group of buildings for the manufacture of a product; a factory. noun

The buildings, fixtures, and equipment, including machinery, tools, and instruments, necessary for an industrial operation or an institution. noun

A person or thing put into place in order to mislead or function secretly, especially. noun

A person placed in a group of spectators to influence behavior. noun

A person stationed in a given location as a spy or observer. noun

A misleading piece of evidence placed so as to be discovered. noun

A remark or action in a play or narrative that becomes important later. noun

A scheming trick; a swindle. noun

To place or set (seeds, for example) in the ground to grow. transitive verb

To place seeds or young plants in (land); sow. transitive verb

To place (spawn or young fish) in water or an underwater bed for cultivation. transitive verb

To stock with spawn or fish. transitive verb

To introduce (an animal) into an area. transitive verb

An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.

An organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the Embryophyta (land plants) or of the Chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll a and b, or any organism closely related to such an organism.

Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.

Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.

A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.

An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.

Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).

A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.

A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.

Machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.

A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

The sole of the foot.

A plan; a swindle; a trick.

An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.

A young oyster suitable for transplanting.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Plant

The word "plant" in example sentences

Yes, they were behind the plant, I was in front of the plant… ❋ Barbylon (2002)

_The plant bore the "Jacks," _ standing by itself, is a complete sentence; but by using _that_ for _plant_ the whole expression is made to do the work of an adjective. ❋ Brainerd Kellogg (N/A)

Settle, then, which -- plant or ivy -- Dickens supposed the reader to know least about, and which, therefore, Dickens was telling him about; and you settle which word -- _plant_ or _ivy_ -- is the subject. ❋ Brainerd Kellogg (N/A)

It is a significant fact, however, that the plant experimented with by the Commission was _cress -- a non-leguminous plant_. ❋ Charles Morton Aikman (N/A)

Juan de Sousa stood immediately on his defence, and sent advice to the viceroy and the neighbouring commanders of his danger, trusting however to the strength of his defences, and particularly to a pallisade or _bound hedge_, which he had made of the plant named _lechera_ or the _milk plant_, which throws out when cut a milky liquor which is sure to blind any one if it touches their eyes. ❋ Robert Kerr (1784)

If this is done any time in the winter, by the autumn following they will have taken good root; the ftrongeft of which layers will be then fit to plant out; whilft thofe that are weaker may be plant* ed in the nurfcry-ground, to gain ftrength. ❋ Unknown (1785)

That's because public utility commissions usually have to show that the power from a certain plant is needed by their customers before they can give their approval and pass on the huge costs of building the lines. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Carbohydrates the word comes from carbon/hydrogen/oxygen—so you should hear the word plant in there somewhere are one of three main nutrients in foods. ❋ David Colbert (2010)

The title plant, Hibiscus x ‘Kopper King’ was not really from a friend, it was purchased at our favorite local nursery Mouse Creek. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The life and growth and happy self-realization of an institution is not the bricks and mortar -- it is a living and elastic entity -- never too stable, never too finished, a growing and plastic plant -- to use a metaphor that has slipped in perhaps without arousing all the implications the term plant might carry and does carry. ❋ Various (N/A)

We soon realized that the term "plant" in Gumu Shea Processing Plan is used rather loosely, since the extent of the equipment consists of one hand-turned roaster (valued at less than $100) and one nut dryer (valued at approximately $50), which is really a large pot, that a woman turns by hand for an hour, set over burning straw, which a man intermittently supplies. ❋ Evan Welsh (2011)

This plant is a prairie native, so if you live in the western part of the Saint Louis area, it might be considered a "native" plant. ❋ Unknown (2009)

If the plant is a toilet, it receives nitrogen and other plant nutrients from shrew feces. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The opening of the pitcher plant is the same size and shape as a tree shrew. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The foliageon this plant is the greenest, glossiest leaf in myentire garden. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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