(noun, verb)


1. a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

- they concocted a plot to discredit the governor

Similar word(s): game

Definition categories: thought, scheme, strategy

2. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

- a bean plot

Similar word(s): patch

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

3. the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

- the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal

Definition categories: communication, story

4. a chart or graph showing the movements or progress of an object

Definition categories: communication, chart, graph

Sentences with plot as a noun:

- The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.

- The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.


1. plan secretly, usually something illegal

- They plotted the overthrow of the government

Definition categories: cognition, plan

2. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

Similar word(s): diagram

Definition categories: creation, draw

3. make a plat of

Similar word(s): plat

Definition categories: cognition, map

4. devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)

- the writer is plotting a new novel

Definition categories: creation, contrive, design, plan, project

Sentences with plot as a verb:

- They had plotted a robbery.

- They plotted the number of edits per day.

- Every five minutes they plotted their position.

- They were plotting against the king.