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English noun: plant

1. plant (artifact) buildings for carrying on industrial labor


SamplesThey built a large plant to manufacture automobiles.


Synonymsindustrial plant, works


Broader (hypernym)building complex, complex


Narrower (hyponym)bottling plant, brewery, disposal plant, distillery, factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill, mint, packing plant, packinghouse, recycling plant, refinery, saltworks, sewage disposal plant, smelter, smeltery, still


Domain category membersgas system

2. plant (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion


Synonymsflora, plant life


Broader (hypernym)being, organism


Narrower (hyponym)acrogen, aerophyte, air plant, annual, apomict, aquatic, autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism, biennial, crop, cryptogam, embryo, endemic, epiphyte, epiphytic plant, escape, gametophyte, garden plant, holophyte, houseplant, hygrophyte, microflora, monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plant, myrmecophyte, neophyte, non-flowering plant, ornamental, perennial, phytoplankton, plantlet, poisonous plant, pot plant, rock plant, sporophyte, tracheophyte, vascular plant, wilding


Part holonymcap, hood, plant part, plant structure


Member meronymkingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Domain category membersaccrete, acid-loving, alder blight, alkaline-loving, amentaceous, amentiferous, amphitropous, anatropous, apocarpous, blanched, botanical medicine, botany, bruise, caespitose, campylotropous, carnivorous, cespitose, circulation, clustered, coca, cultivate, deaden, deciduous, dicotyledonous, domesticate, endangered, epiphytotic, etiolate, etiolate, etiolated, evergreen, floccose, flora, fugaciousness, fugacity, girdle, gregarious, half-hardy, herbal therapy, hispid, insectivorous, inverted, leggy, micro-organism, microorganism, monocotyledonous, naturalise, naturalize, nitrification, orthotropous, pappose, parasite, perennation, peroxidase, photosynthesis, phytotherapy, propagate, saprophytic, sedgy, squamule, syncarpous, tall-growing, tame, tender, tenderiser, tenderizer, threatened, tufted, ungregarious, vegetation

3. plant (person) an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience


Broader (hypernym)actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian

4. plant (cognition) something planted secretly for discovery by another


SamplesThe police used a plant to trick the thieves.
He claimed that the evidence against him was a plant.


Broader (hypernym)contrivance, dodge, stratagem


English verb: plant

1. plant (contact) put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground


SamplesLet's plant flowers in the garden.


ExamplesThey plant rye in the field


Synonymsset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)afforest, bed, checkrow, dibble, forest, puddle, replant, root, tree

2. plant (contact) fix or set securely or deeply


SamplesHe planted a knee in the back of his opponent.
The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum.


Synonymsembed, engraft, imbed, implant


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


Broader (hypernym)enter, infix, insert, introduce


Narrower (hyponym)bury, nest, pot, sink

3. plant (creation) set up or lay the groundwork for


SamplesEstablish a new department.


Synonymsconstitute, establish, found, institute


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Narrower (hyponym)appoint, constitute, fix, name, nominate

4. plant (possession) place into a river


SamplesPlant fish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stock


Domain categoryanimal husbandry

5. plant (contact) place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive


SamplesPlant a spy in Moscow.
Plant bugs in the dissident's apartment.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

6. plant (cognition) put firmly in the mind


SamplesPlant a thought in the students' minds.


ExamplesThey won't plant the story


Synonymsimplant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across









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