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plant

 
 
pronunciation:
plaent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a living organism of the vegetable group.
The trees, ferns, and all other plants on the mountain side were destroyed by the fire.Only very hardy plants are able to survive under these desert conditions.
 
definition 2: a form of vegetable life that has roots and leaves and is of smaller size than trees or shrubs.
The plants in the garden are growing well this summer.
definition 3: a building or group of buildings, esp. those that house machinery and equipment for manufacturing; factory.
The automobile plant laid off more workers this week.
 
similar words:
factory, work
definition 4: (informal) a person or thing placed or used in such a manner as to deceive or entrap.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plants, planting, planted
definition 1: to put (seeds or plants) in the ground.
We planted seeds in the garden on Saturday.If you plant those roses in the shade, they won't grow well.
 
similar words:
root, seed
definition 2: to provide (land) with plants.
This year the farmer planted his back field with corn.
definition 3: to establish, as in the mind.
She hoped to plant some common sense in her son's head.Reading the article planted an exciting thought in his head.Realizing the students were not eating fresh foods planted an idea in the principal's head.
similar words:
root
definition 4: to place firmly or with force.
The protester planted his feet and would not move from his spot.
definition 5: to establish in a location or situation.
He planted his family in a small farming town in Iowa.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to put seeds in the ground.
Spring is the best time to plant.
similar words:
seed
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derivation: plantlike (adj.)
Word Builder: plant +
  • plantings:
    things that are planted.
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animals that only eat plants
produced by plants
see/see also plant
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some behaviors of plants
some categories of plants
some descriptions of plants
some examples of plants
some growth stages of plants
some kinds of plants
some parts of plants
some people associated with plants
some places for plants
some things plants cause
some things that affect plants
some uses of plants
study of plants