|1.||[ noun ] (business) buildings for carrying on industrial labor|
"they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
|Related terms:||building_complex factory sewage_disposal_plant bottling_plant refinery smelter packinghouse saltworks recycling_plant mint distillery|
|2.||[ noun ] (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion|
|Related terms:||life_form gametophyte aquatic escape vascular_plant myrmecophyte monocarp embryo cryptogam sporophyte rock_plant perennial hygrophyte neophyte wilding garden_plant air_plant acrogen biennial annual fungus houseplant ornamental apomict phytoplankton autophyte plantlet pot_plant endemic poisonous_plant Plantae Plantae plant_part plant_tissue microorganism parasite vegetation threatened leggy epiphytotic girdle amentiferous caespitose etiolate insectivorous clustered saprophytic botanical_medicine squamule lopped tender domesticate bruise pruned endangered half-hardy coca dicotyledonous sedgy gas_system fugacity monocotyledonous circulation mescal evergreen floccose etiolate propagate deciduous horticulturist hispid pappose apocarpous campylotropous orthotropous accrete anatropous amphitropous nitrification photosynthesis alder_blight carnivorous syncarpous alkaline-loving tenderizer perennation peroxidase acid-loving|
|3.||[ verb ] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground|
"Let's plant flowers in the garden"
|Related terms:||situate put replant root puddle dibble checkrow bed afforest set planting|
|4.||[ noun ] something planted secretly for discovery by another|
"the police used a plant to trick the thieves" "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"
|5.||[ verb ] fix or set securely or deeply|
|Synonyms:||imbed embed implant engraft|
"He planted a knee in the back of his opponent" "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
|Related terms:||insert nest pot bury planting implant implantation|
|6.||[ verb ] set up or lay the groundwork for|
|Synonyms:||establish institute found constitute|
"establish a new department"
|Related terms:||initiate appoint fix constitution initiation founder|
|7.||[ verb ] place into a river|
|Related terms:||stock animal_husbandry|
|8.||[ verb ] place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive|
"Plant a spy in Moscow" "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
|9.||[ verb ] put firmly in the mind|
"Plant a thought in the students' minds"
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5729|
|11.||[ noun ] (theater,performing arts) an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience|