Meaning of PLANT in English


Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English plante, from Old English, from Latin planta

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a young tree, vine, shrub, or herb planted or suitable for planting b : any of a kingdom (Plantae) of multicellular eukaryotic mostly photosynthetic organisms typically lacking locomotive movement or obvious nervous or sensory organs and possessing cellulose cell walls

2 a : the land, buildings, machinery, apparatus, and fixtures employed in carrying on a trade or an industrial business b : a factory or workshop for the manufacture of a particular product also : POWER PLANT c : the total facilities available for production or service d : the buildings and other physical equipment of an institution

3 : an act of planting

4 : something or someone planted

– plant · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.