plant

plant
[[t]plɑ͟ːnt, plæ̱nt[/t]]
plants, planting, planted
1) N-COUNT A plant is a living thing that grows in the earth and has a stem, leaves, and roots.
See also , pot plant, rubber plant

Water each plant as often as required.

...exotic plants.

2) VERB When you plant a seed, plant, or young tree, you put it into the ground so that it will grow there.

[V n] He says he plans to plant fruit trees and vegetables.

Derived words:
planting N-UNCOUNT

Extensive flooding in the country has delayed planting and many crops are still under water.

3) VERB When someone plants land with a particular type of plant or crop, they put plants, seeds, or young trees into the land to grow them there.

[V n with n] They plan to plant the area with grass and trees...

[V n] Recently much of their energy has gone into planting a large vegetable garden.

[V-ed] ...newly planted fields.

4) N-COUNT A plant is a factory or a place where power is produced.

...Ford's British car assembly plants...

The plant provides forty per cent of the country's electricity.

5) N-UNCOUNT Plant is large machinery that is used in industrial processes.

Firms may start to invest in plant and equipment abroad where costs may be lower.

Syn:
6) VERB If you plant something somewhere, you put it there firmly.

[V n adv/prep] She planted her feet wide and bent her knees slightly.

[V n adv/prep] ...with his enormous feet planted heavily apart.

7) VERB To plant something such as a bomb means to hide it somewhere so that it explodes or works there.

[V n] So far no one has admitted planting the bomb.

8) VERB: oft passive If something such as a weapon or drugs is planted on someone, it is put among their possessions or in their house so that they will be wrongly accused of a crime.

[be V-ed] He always protested his innocence and claimed that the drugs had been planted to incriminate him.

9) VERB If an organization plants someone somewhere, they send that person there so that they can get information or watch someone secretly.

[V n] Journalists informed police who planted an undercover detective to trap Smith.

10) VERB If you plant a kiss on someone, you give them a kiss.

[V n on n] She planted a kiss on each of his leathery cheeks.

11) VERB If you plant an idea in someone's mind, they begin to accept the idea without realizing that it has originally come from you and not from them.

[V n] He hoped that he could plant the idea in such a way that Abramov would believe it was his own.

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