Meaning of PLANT in English


I. ˈplant verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English plantian, from Late Latin plantare to plant, fix in place, from Latin, to plant, from planta plant

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb


a. : to put or set in the ground for growth

plant seeds

b. : to set or sow with seeds or plants

c. : implant


a. : establish , institute

b. : colonize , settle

c. : to place (animals) in a new locality

d. : to stock with animals


a. : to place in or on the ground

b. : to place firmly or forcibly

plant ed a hard blow on his chin


a. : conceal

b. : to covertly place for discovery, publication, or dissemination

intransitive verb

: to plant something

• plant·able ˈplan-tə-bəl adjective

II. noun

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

Date: before 12th century


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


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 -ˌlīk adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.