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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plant  \Plant\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Planted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Planting}.]  [AS.  plantian,  L.  plantare.  See  {Plant},  n.] 
  1.  To  put  in  the  ground  and  cover,  as  seed  for  growth;  as  to 
  plant  maize. 
 
  2.  To  set  in  the  ground  for  growth,  as  a  young  tree,  or  a 
  vegetable  with  roots. 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  plant  thee  a  grove  of  any  trees. 
  --Deut.  xvi. 
  21. 
 
  3.  To  furnish,  or  fit  out  with  plants;  as  to  plant  a 
  garden,  an  orchard,  or  a  forest. 
 
  4.  To  engender;  to  generate;  to  set  the  germ  of 
 
  It  engenders  choler,  planteth  anger.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  furnish  with  a  fixed  and  organized  population;  to 
  settle;  to  establish;  as  to  plant  a  colony. 
 
  Planting  of  countries  like  planting  of  woods. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  To  introduce  and  establish  the  principles  or  seeds  of  as 
  to  plant  Christianity  among  the  heathen. 
 
  7.  To  set  firmly;  to  fix;  to  set  and  direct,  or  point;  as  to 
  plant  cannon  against  a  fort;  to  plant  a  standard  in  any 
  place  to  plant  one's  feet  on  solid  ground;  to  plant  one's 
  fist  in  another's  face. 
 
  8.  To  set  up  to  install;  to  instate. 
 
  We  will  plant  some  other  in  the  throne.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plant  \Plant\,  n.  [AS.  plante,  L.  planta.] 
  1.  A  vegetable;  an  organized  living  being  generally  without 
  feeling  and  voluntary  motion,  and  having  when  complete,  a 
  root,  stem,  and  leaves,  though  consisting  sometimes  only 
  of  a  single  leafy  expansion,  or  a  series  of  cellules,  or 
  even  a  single  cellule. 
 
  Note:  Plants  are  divided  by  their  structure  and  methods  of 
  reproduction  into  two  series,  ph[ae]nogamous  or 
  flowering  plants,  which  have  true  flowers  and  seeds, 
  and  cryptogamous  or  flowerless  plants,  which  have  no 
  flowers,  and  reproduce  by  minute  one-celled  spores.  In 
  both  series  are  minute  and  simple  forms  and  others  of 
  great  size  and  complexity.  As  to  their  mode  of 
  nutrition,  plants  may  be  considered  as  self-supporting 
  and  dependent.  Self-supporting  plants  always  contain 
  chlorophyll,  and  subsist  on  air  and  moisture  and  the 
  matter  dissolved  in  moisture,  and  as  a  general  rule 
  they  excrete  oxygen,  and  use  the  carbonic  acid  to 
  combine  with  water  and  form  the  material  for  their 
  tissues.  Dependent  plants  comprise  all  fungi  and  many 
  flowering  plants  of  a  parasitic  or  saprophytic  nature. 
  As  a  rule  they  have  no  chlorophyll,  and  subsist  mainly 
  or  wholly  on  matter  already  organized,  thus  utilizing 
  carbon  compounds  already  existing,  and  not  excreting 
  oxygen.  But  there  are  plants  which  are  partly  dependent 
  and  partly  self-supporting.  The  movements  of  climbing 
  plants,  of  some  insectivorous  plants,  of  leaves, 
  stamens,  or  pistils  in  certain  plants,  and  the  ciliary 
  motion  of  zo["o]spores,  etc.,  may  be  considered  a  kind 
  of  voluntary  motion. 
 
  2.  A  bush,  or  young  tree;  a  sapling;  hence  a  stick  or  staff. 
  ``A  plant  of  stubborn  oak.''  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  The  sole  of  the  foot.  [R.]  ``Knotty  legs  and  plants  of 
  clay.''  --B.  Jonson 
 
  4.  (Com.)  The  whole  machinery  and  apparatus  employed  in 
  carrying  on  a  trade  or  mechanical  business;  also 
  sometimes  including  real  estate,  and  whatever  represents 
  investment  of  capital  in  the  means  of  carrying  on  a 
  business,  but  not  including  material  worked  upon  or 
  finished  products;  as  the  plant  of  a  foundry,  a  mill,  or 
  a  railroad. 
 
  5.  A  plan  an  artifice;  a  swindle;  a  trick.  [Slang] 
 
  It  was  n't  a  bad  plant,  that  of  mine,  on  Fikey. 
  --Dickens. 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  oyster  which  has  been  bedded,  in  distinction  from 
  one  of  natural  growth. 
  b  A  young  oyster  suitable  for  transplanting.  [Local, 
  U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plant  \Plant\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  the  act  of  planting. 
 
  I  have  planted;  Apollos  watered.  --1  Cor.  iii. 
  6. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  plant 
  n  1:  buildings  for  carrying  on  industrial  labor;  "they  built  a 
  large  plant  to  manufacture  automobiles"  [syn:  {works},  {industrial 
  plant}] 
  2:  a  living  organism  lacking  the  power  of  locomotion  [syn:  {flora}, 
  {plant  life}] 
  3:  something  planted  secretly  for  discovery  by  another;  "the 
  police  used  a  plant  to  trick  the  thieves";  "he  claimed 
  that  the  evidence  against  him  was  a  plant" 
  4:  an  actor  situated  in  the  audience  whose  acting  is  rehearsed 
  but  seems  spontaneous  to  the  audience 
  v  1:  put  or  set  (seeds  or  seedlings)  into  the  ground;  "Let's 
  plant  flowers  in  the  garden"  [syn:  {set}] 
  2:  to  fix  or  set  securely  or  deeply:  "Kneeling,  Cobb  planted  a 
  sturdy  knee  in  the  small  of  his  back,"  [syn:  {implant},  {engraft}, 
  {embed},  {imbed}] 
  3:  set  up  or  lay  the  groundwork  for  "establish  a  new 
  department"  [syn:  {establish},  {found},  {constitute},  {institute}] 
  4:  place  into  a  river;  "plant  fish" 
  5:  implant  in  the  mind;  "Plant  a  thought  in  the  students' 
  minds"  [syn:  {implant}] 




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