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English noun: plot

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

SamplesThey concocted a plot to discredit the governor.
I saw through his little game from the start.

Synonymsgame, secret plan

Broader (hypernym)scheme, strategy

Narrower (hyponym)cabal, conspiracy, counterplan, counterplot, intrigue, machination

2. plot (location) a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

SamplesA bean plot.
A cabbage patch.
A briar patch.

Synonymspatch, plot of ground, plot of land

Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

Narrower (hyponym)bed, garden

3. plot (communication) the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

SamplesThe characters were well drawn but the plot was banal.

Broader (hypernym)story

Narrower (hyponym)action, plot line, storyline

4. plot (communication) a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

Broader (hypernym)chart

English verb: plot

1. plot (cognition) plan secretly, usually something illegal

SamplesThey plotted the overthrow of the government.

ExamplesThey plot to move

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plan

Narrower (hyponym)cabal, complot, conjure, connive, conspire, counterplot, intrigue, machinate, scheme

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw

Narrower (hyponym)graph

3. plot (cognition) make a plat of

SamplesPlat the town.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)map

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

SamplesThe writer is plotting a new novel.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)contrive, design, plan, project

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