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  Definition of Plant
  1. a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  2. buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
  3. 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"
  4. an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  5. put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students'' minds"
  6. 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"
  7. fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
  8. put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let''s plant flowers in the garden"
  9. set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  10. place into a river; "plant fish"
Similar Words: flora, plant life, works, industrial plant, implant, engraft, embed, imbed, set, establish, found, constitute, institute


Hyponyms: phytoplankton, endemic, plantlet, wilding, ornamental, pot plant, acrogen, apomict, aquatic, cryptogam, annual, biennial, perennial, escape, hygrophyte, neophyte, embryo, monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plant, sporophyte, gametophyte, fungus, houseplant, garden plant, vascular plant, tracheophyte, poisonous plant, air plant, epiphyte, aerophyte, epiphytic plant, rock plant, autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism, myrmecophyte, bottling plant, distillery, still, factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory, mint, packinghouse, packing plant, recycling plant, refinery, saltworks, sewage disposal plant, disposal plant, smelter, smeltery, pot, nest, bury, sink, root, puddle, checkrow, bed, dibble, afforest, forest, replant, fix, appoint, name, nominate, constitute


Member Meronyms: Plantae, kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom


Derivational Morphology: set, planting, implantation, nidation, implant, flora, plant life, planter, initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation, founder, beginner, founding father, father


Language Translations:
Albanian: bimë   Breton: labouradeg and plant ''(collective noun)'' and plantañ  
Catalan: planta   Chinese: and 工廠 and 植物  
Croatian: biljka   Danish: plante and and virksomhed  
Dutch: fabriek and plant and planten   Esperanto: planto  
Finnish: istuttaa and kasvi and laitos   French: fabrique and plante and planter  
German: Fabrik and Pflanze and pflanzen   Hebrew: צמח  
Hindi: पौधा   Hungarian: gyár and letelepít and növény  
Icelandic: jurt   Ido: plantacar and planto  
Indonesian: pabrik and tanam and tumbuh-tumbuhan   Interlingua: installation and planta and plantar  
Italian: impianto and pianta and piantare   Japanese: 工場 and 植える and 植物  
Korean: 공장 and 식물 and 심다   Latin: planta  
Lithuanian: augalas and gamykla   Polish: fabryka and roślina and sadzić  
Portuguese: fábrica and planta and plantar   Romanian: a planta and fabrică and plantă  
Russian: завод and растение and сажать   Serbian: raslina  
Slovene: rastlina   Spanish: maquinaria and planta and plantar  
Swedish: planta and plantera   Tagalog: halaman  
Turkish: bitki and ekmek and fabrika   Ukrainian: рослина  
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