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Plant

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Plantn. [AS. plante, L. planta.].
  •  A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion, or a series of cellules, or even a single cellule.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The sole of the foot.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The whole machinery and apparatus employed in carrying on a trade or mechanical business; also, sometimes including real estate, and whatever represents investment of capital in the means of carrying on a business, but not including material worked upon or finished products; as, the plant of a foundry, a mill, or a railroad.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.  [1913 Webster]
    "It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.  [1913 Webster]
Plant bug (Zoöl.), any one of numerous hemipterous insects which injure the foliage of plants, as Lygus lineolaris, which damages wheat and trees. -- Plant cutter (Zoöl.), a South American passerine bird of the genus Phytotoma, family Phytotomidæ. It has a serrated bill with which it cuts off the young shoots and buds of plants, often doing much injury. -- Plant louse (Zoöl.), any small hemipterous insect which infests plants, especially those of the families Aphidæ and Psyllidæ; an aphid.
Plantv. t. [AS. plantian, L. plantare. See Plant, n.].
  •  To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.  [1913 Webster]
    "It engenders choler, planteth anger."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.  [1913 Webster]
    "Planting of countries like planting of woods."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's fist in another's face.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set up; to install; to instate.  [1913 Webster]
    "We will plant some other in the throne."  [1913 Webster]
Plantv. i. 
     To perform the act of planting.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have planted; Apollos watered."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Plant, n. & v.
--n.
1 a any living organism of the kingdom Plantae, usu. containing chlorophyll enabling it to live wholly on inorganic substances and lacking specialized sense organs and the power of voluntary movement. b a small organism of this kind, as distinguished from a shrub or tree.
2 a machinery, fixtures, etc., used in industrial processes. b a factory.
3 colloq. something, esp. incriminating or compromising, positioned or concealed so as to be discovered later.
--v.tr.
1 place (a seed, bulb, or growing thing) in the ground so that it may take root and flourish.
2 (often foll. by in, on, etc.) put or fix in position.
3 deposit (young fish, spawn, oysters, etc.) in a river or lake.
4 station (a person etc.), esp. as a spy or source of information.
5 refl. take up a position (planted myself by the door).
6 cause (an idea etc.) to be established esp. in another person's mind.
7 deliver (a blow, kiss, etc.) with a deliberate aim.
8 sl. position or conceal (something incriminating or compromising) for later discovery.
9 a settle or people (a colony etc.). b found or establish (a city, community, etc.).
10 bury.

Idiom
plant-louse a small insect that infests plants, esp. an aphis. plant out transfer (a plant) from a pot or frame to the open ground; set out (seedlings) at intervals.
Derivative
plantable adj. plantlet n. plantlike adj.
Etymology
OE plante & F plante f. L planta sprout, slip, cutting

THESAURUS

Plant

accouterments, adulterate, agent provocateur, amphibian, angiosperm, annual, apparatus, appliances, appointments, appurtenances, aquatic plant, armament, armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant, assign, atomic energy plant, base, bed, biennial, bindery, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery, bosom, bottle up, brewery, brickyard, broadcast, build, build in, bury, bush, cache, cannery, capper, clawed, colonize, come-on man, conceal, confirm, conveniences, cook, cosmopolite, cover, creamery, cutting, dairy, deciduous plant, decoy, deep-dye, defense plant, define, denizen, deposit, dibble, dicot, dicotyledon, disseminate, distillery, dockyard, doctor, drill, duffel, dust, embed, embosom, empeople, engraft, engrave, entomb, entrench, ephemeral, equipage, equipment, establish, etch, evergreen, exotic, facilities, facility, factory, factory belt, factory district, fake, feeder plant, file and forget, fittings, fix, fixtures, flour mill, flower, flowering plant, footed, forest, found, foundry, fungus, furnishings, furniture, gametophyte, gear, ground, gymnosperm, herb, hide, hide away, hoofed, hydrophyte, impact, impedimenta, implant, impress, imprint, industrial park, industrial zone, infix, informant, informer, ingrain, inhabit, inhume, inject, inscribe, inseminate, insinuate, install, installations, inter, introduce, invest, jam, juggle, keep hidden, keep secret, kit, lay away, lay the foundation, load, lock up, lodge, machinery, main plant, manipulate, manufactory, manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, materiel, mill, mint, monocot, monocotyl, munition, munitions, munitions plant, occult, oil refinery, outfit, pack, packing house, paraphernalia, pedal, people, perennial, pitch, place, plantar, plumbing, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon, populate, position, pot, pottery, power plant, print, production line, push-button plant, put, put away, put in, put up, refinery, reforest, reset, retimber, retouch, rig, rigging, root, salt, sawmill, scatter, scatter seed, screen, seal up, seat, secret agent, secrete, seed, seed down, seed plant, seedling, seminate, set, set in, set out, set up, settle, settle in, shill, shipyard, shop, shrub, situate, sophisticate, sow, sow broadcast, spermatophyte, sporophyte, spy, stack, stamp, stash, station, stereotype, stock-in-trade, stool pigeon, stoolie, store away, stow away, subassembly plant, sugar refinery, tackle, taloned, tamper with, tannery, thallophyte, things, toed, tomb, transplant, tree, triennial, ungulate, utensils, vascular plant, vegetable, vest, vine, wedge, weed, winery, works, yard, yards

ROGET THESAURUS

Plant

Instrument

N instrument, machinery, mechanism, engineering, instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill, air engine, caloric engine, heat engine, gear, tackle, tackling, rig, rigging, apparatus, appliances, plant, materiel, harness, trappings, fittings, accouterments, barde, equipment, equipmentage, appointments, furniture, upholstery, chattels, paraphernalia, mechanical powers, lever, leverage, mechanical advantage, crow, crowbar, handspike, gavelock, jemmy, jimmy, arm, limb, wing, oar, paddle, pulley, wheel and axle, wheelwork, clockwork, wheels within wheels, pinion, crank, winch, cam, pedal, capstan, wheel, inclined plane, wedge, screw, spring, mainspring, can hook, glut, heald, heddle, jenny, parbuckle, sprag, water wheel, handle, hilt, haft, shaft, heft, shank, blade, trigger, tiller, helm, treadle, key, turnscrew, screwdriver, knocker, hammer, edge tool, borer, vice, teeth, nail, rope, peg, support, spoon, arms, oar, cardiograph, recapper, snowplow, tenpenny, votograph, instrumental, mechanical, machinal, brachial.

Workshop

N workshop, workhouse, workplace, shop, place of business, manufactory, mill, plant, works, factory, cabinet, studio, office, branch office bureau, atelier, hive, hive of industry, nursery, hothouse, hotbed, kitchen, mint, forge, loom, dock, dockyard, alveary, armory, laboratory, lab, research institute, refinery, cannery, power plant, beauty parlor, beehive, bindery, forcing pit, nailery, usine, slip, yard, wharf, foundry, foundery, furnace, vineyard, crucible, alembic, caldron, matrix, at work, at the office, at the shop, working.

Property

N property, possession, suum cuique, meum et tuum, ownership, proprietorship, lordship, seignority, empire, interest, stake, estate, right, title, claim, demand, holding, tenure, vested interest, contingent interest, beneficial interest, equitable interest, use, trust, benefit, legal estate, equitable estate, seizin, seisin, absolute interest, paramount estate, freehold, fee tail, fee simple, estate in fee, estate in tail, estate tail, estate in tail male, estate in tail female, estate in tail general, limitation, term, lease, settlement, strict settlement, particular estate, estate for life, estate for years, estate pur autre vie, remainder, reversion, expectancy, possibility, dower, dowry, jointure, appanage, inheritance, heritage, patrimony, alimony, legacy, Falcidian law, paternal estate, thirds, assets, belongings, means, resources, circumstances, wealth, money, what one is worth, what one will cut up for, estate and effects, landed property, landed real estate property, realty, land, lands, tenements, hereditaments, corporeal hereditaments, incorporeal hereditaments, acres, ground, acquest, messuage, toft, territory, state, kingdom, principality, realm, empire, protectorate, sphere of influence, manor, honor, domain, demesne, farm, plantation, hacienda, allodium, fief, fieff, feoff, feud, zemindary, dependency, arado, merestead, ranch, free lease-holds, copy lease-holds, folkland, chattels real, fixtures, plant, heirloom, easement, right of common, right of user, personal property, personal estate, personal effects, personalty, chattels, goods, effects, movables, stock, stock in trade, things, traps, rattletraps, paraphernalia, equipage, parcels, appurtenances, impedimenta, luggage, baggage, bag and baggage, pelf, cargo, lading, rent roll, income, maul and wedges, patent, copyright, chose in action, credit, debt, one's own, landed, predial, manorial, allodial, free lease-hold, copy lease-hold, feudal, feodal, to one's credit, to one's account, to the good, to one and his heirs for ever, to one and the heirs of his body, to one and his heirs and assigns, to one and his executors administrators and assign.

Location

VB place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install, house, stow, establish, fix, pin, root, graft, plant, shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit, cradle, moor, tether, picket, pack, tuck in, embed, imbed, vest, invest in, billet on, quarter upon, saddle with, load, lade, freight, pocket, put up, bag, inhabit, domesticate, colonize, take root, strike root, anchor, cast anchor, come to an anchor, sit down, settle down, settle, take up one's abode, take up one's quarters, plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself, squat, perch, hive, se nicher, bivouac, burrow, get a footing, encamp, pitch one's tent, put up at, put up one's horses at, keep house, endenizen, naturalize, adopt, put back, replace.

Insertion

VB insert, introduce, intromit, put into, run into, import, inject, interject, infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, imbue, imbrue, graft, ingraft, bud, plant, implant, dovetail, obtrude, thrust in, stick in, ram in, stuff in, tuck in, press, in, drive in, pop in, whip in, drop in, put in, impact, empierce, imbed, immerse, immerge, merge, bathe, soak, dip, plunge, bury, insert itself, lodge itself, plunge in medias res.

Vegetable

N vegetable, vegetable kingdom, flora, verdure, plant, tree, shrub, bush, creeper, herb, herbage, grass, annual, perennial, biennial, triennial, exotic, timber, forest, wood, woodlands, timberland, hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney, underwood, brushwood, scrub, boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte, arboretum, bush, jungle, prairie, heath, heather, fern, bracken, furze, gorse, whin, grass, turf, pasture, pasturage, turbary, sedge, rush, weed, fungus, mushroom, toadstool, lichen, moss, conferva, mold, growth, alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan, blow, blowth, floret, petiole, pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia, foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella, spray, leaf, flower, blossom, bine, flowering plant, timber tree, fruit tree, pulse, legume, vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous, herbaceous, herbal, botanic, sylvan, silvan, arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical, woody, grassy, verdant, verdurous, floral, mossy, lignous, ligneous, wooden, leguminous, vosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy, endogenous, exogenous, green-robed senators of mighty woods, this is the forest primeval.

Agriculture

VB cultivate, till the soil, farm, garden, sow, plant, reap, mow, cut, manure, dress the ground, dig, delve, dibble, hoe, plough, plow, harrow, rake, weed, lop and top, backset.

Deception

N deception, falseness, untruth, imposition, imposture, fraud, deceit, guile, fraudulence, fraudulency, covin, knavery, misrepresentation, bluff, straw-bail, straw bid, spoof, delusion, gullery, juggling, jugglery, slight of hand, legerdemain, prestigiation, prestidigitation, magic, conjuring, conjuration, hocus-pocus, escamoterie, jockeyship, trickery, coggery, chicanery, supercherie, cozenage, circumvention, ingannation, collusion, treachery, practical joke, trick, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant, bubble, fetch, catch, chicane, juggle, reach, hocus, bite, card sharping, stacked deck, loaded dice, quick shuffle, double dealing, dealing seconds, dealing from the bottom of the deck, artful dodge, swindle, tricks upon travelers, stratagem, confidence trick, fake, hoax, theft, ballot-box stuffing, barney, brace game, bunko game, drop game, gum game, panel game, shell game, thimblerig, skin game, snare, trap, pitfall, decoy, gin, springe, springle, noose, hoot, bait, decoy-duck, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-a-pens, cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime, dionaea, Venus's flytrap, ambush, trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom, spring-net, spring net, spring gun, mask, masked battery, mine, flytrap, green goods, panel house, Cornish hug, wolf in sheep's clothing, disguise, disguisement, false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes, pattes de velours, mockery, copy, counterfeit, sham, make- believe, forgery, fraud, lie, a delusion a mockery and a snare, hollow mockery, whited sepulcher, painted sepulcher, tinsel, paste, junk jewelry, costume jewelry, false jewelry, synthetic jewels, scagliola, ormolu, German silver, albata, paktong, white metal, Britannia metal, paint, veneer, jerry building, man of straw, illusion, ignis fatuus, mirage, deceived, deceiving, cunning, prestigious, prestigiatory, deceptive, deceptious, deceitful, covinous, delusive, delusory, illusive, illusory, elusive, insidious, ad captandum vulgus, untrue, mock, sham, make-believe, counterfeit, snide, pseudo, spurious, supposititious, so-called, pretended, feigned, trumped up, bogus, scamped, fraudulent, tricky, factitious bastard, surreptitious, illegitimate, contraband, adulterated, sophisticated, unsound, rotten at the core, colorable, disguised, meretricious, tinsel, pinchbeck, plated, catchpenny, Brummagem, artificial, synthetic, ersatz, simulated, under false colors, under the garb of, under cover of, over the left, keep the word of promise to the ear and break it t, fronti nulla fides, ah that deceit should steal such gentle shapes, a quicksand of deceit, decipimur specie recti, falsi crimen, fraus est celare fraudem, lupus in fabula, so smooth, he daubed his vice with show of virtue.


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