Meaning of PLANT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ plɑ:nt, plænt ]

( plants, planting, planted)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A plant is a living thing that grows in the earth and has a stem, leaves, and roots.

Water each plant as often as required.

...exotic plants.


see also bedding plant , pot plant , rubber plant


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

He says he plans to plant fruit trees and vegetables.

VERB : V n

• plant‧ing

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



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.

They plan to plant the area with grass and trees...

Recently much of their energy has gone into planting a large vegetable garden.

...newly planted fields.

VERB : V n with n , V n , V-ed


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.



Plant is large machinery that is used in industrial processes.

...investment in plant and equipment.

= machinery



If you plant something somewhere, you put it there firmly.

She planted her feet wide and bent her knees slightly.

...with his enormous feet planted heavily apart.

VERB : V n adv / prep , V-ed adv / prep


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

So far no one has admitted planting the bomb.

VERB : V n


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.

He claimed that the drugs had been planted to incriminate him.

VERB : oft passive , be V-ed


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

Journalists informed police who planted an undercover detective to trap Smith.

VERB : V n

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