(noun, verb)


1. buildings for carrying on industrial labor

- they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles

Similar word(s): works

Definition categories: man–made, complex

2. (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Similar word(s): flora

Definition categories: general, being, organism

3. an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

Definition categories: person, actor, histrion, player, thespian

4. 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

Definition categories: thought, contrivance, dodge, stratagem

Sentences with plant as a noun:

- The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.

- That gun's not mine! It's a plant! I've never seen it before!


1. put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground

- Let's plant flowers in the garden

Similar word(s): set

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. fix or set securely or deeply

- He planted a knee in the back of his opponent

- The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

Similar word(s): embed, engraft, imbed, implant

Definition categories: contact, enter, infix, insert, introduce

3. set up or lay the groundwork for

Similar word(s): constitute, establish, found, institute

Definition categories: creation, initiate, pioneer

4. place into a river

- plant fish

Definition categories: possession, stock

5. 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

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

6. put firmly in the mind

- Plant a thought in the students' minds

Similar word(s): implant

Definition categories: cognition, communicate, pass

Sentences with plant as a verb:

- That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!

- Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.

- to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a flag; to plant one's feet on solid ground

- to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest

- to plant a colony

- to plant Christianity among the heathen