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Definitions of plant:

  • noun:   a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  • noun:   buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    Example: "They built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
  • noun:   something planted secretly for discovery by another
    Example: "The police used a plant to trick the thieves"
  • noun:   an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  • verb:   place into a river
    Example: "Plant fish"
  • verb:   put firmly in the mind
    Example: "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
  • verb:   place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
    Example: "Plant a spy in Moscow"
  • verb:   put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground
    Example: "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
  • verb:   set up or lay the groundwork for
  • verb:   fix or set securely or deeply
    Example: "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 50000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #5729)


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