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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plot  \Plot\,  n.  [AS.  plot;  cf  Goth.  plats  a  patch.  Cf  {Plat}  a 
  piece  of  ground.] 
  1.  A  small  extent  of  ground;  a  plat;  as  a  garden  plot. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  plantation  laid  out  [Obs.]  --Sir  P.  Sidney. 
 
  3.  (Surv.)  A  plan  or  draught  of  a  field,  farm,  estate,  etc., 
  drawn  to  a  scale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plot  \Plot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Plotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Plotting}.] 
  To  make  a  plot,  map,  pr  plan  of  to  mark  the  position  of  on 
  a  plan  to  delineate. 
 
  This  treatise  plotteth  down  Cornwall  as  it  now 
  standeth  --Carew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plot  \Plot\,  n.  [Abbrev.  from  complot.] 
  1.  Any  scheme,  stratagem,  secret  design,  or  plan  of  a 
  complicated  nature,  adapted  to  the  accomplishment  of  some 
  purpose,  usually  a  treacherous  and  mischievous  one  a 
  conspiracy;  an  intrigue;  as  the  Rye-house  Plot. 
 
  I  have  overheard  a  plot  of  death.  --Shak. 
 
  O,  think  what  anxious  moments  pass  between  The  birth 
  of  plots  and  their  last  fatal  periods!  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  share  in  such  a  plot  or  scheme;  a  participation  in  any 
  stratagem  or  conspiracy.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  when  Christ  saith,  Who  marries  the  divorced 
  commits  adultery,  it  is  to  be  understood,  if  he  had 
  any  plot  in  the  divorce.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Contrivance;  deep  reach  of  thought;  ability  to  plot  or 
  intrigue.  [Obs.]  ``A  man  of  much  plot.''  --Denham. 
 
  4.  A  plan  a  purpose.  ``No  other  plot  in  their  religion  but 
  serve  God  and  save  their  souls.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  5.  In  fiction,  the  story  of  a  play,  novel,  romance,  or  poem, 
  comprising  a  complication  of  incidents  which  are  gradually 
  unfolded,  sometimes  by  unexpected  means 
 
  If  the  plot  or  intrigue  must  be  natural,  and  such  as 
  springs  from  the  subject,  then  the  winding  up  of  the 
  plot  must  be  a  probable  consequence  of  all  that  went 
  before  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Intrigue;  stratagem;  conspiracy;  cabal;  combination; 
  contrivance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plot  \Plot\,  v.  t. 
  To  plan  to  scheme;  to  devise;  to  contrive  secretly. 
  ``Plotting  an  unprofitable  crime.''  --Dryden.  ``Plotting  now 
  the  fall  of  others.''  --Milton 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Plot  \Plot\  (pl[o^]t),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  form  a  scheme  of  mischief  against  another,  especially 
  against  a  government  or  those  who  administer  it  to 
  conspire.  --Shak. 
 
  The  wicked  plotteth  against  the  just  --Ps.  xxxvii 
  12. 
 
  2.  To  contrive  a  plan  or  stratagem;  to  scheme. 
 
  The  prince  did  plot  to  be  secretly  gone.  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  plot 
  n  1:  a  secret  scheme  to  do  something  (especially  something 
  underhand  or  illegal);  "they  concocted  a  plot  to 
  discredit  the  governor"  [syn:  {secret  plan}] 
  2:  a  small  area  of  planted  ground;  "a  cabbage  patch"  [syn:  {plot 
  of  ground},  {patch}] 
  3:  the  story  that  is  told  in  a  novel  or  play  or  movie  etc.; 
  "the  characters  were  well  drawn  but  the  plot  was  banal" 
  4:  a  chart  or  map  showing  the  movements  or  progress  of  an 
  object 
  v  1:  plan  secretly,  usually  something  illegal;  "They  plotted  the 
  overthrow  fo  the  government" 
  2:  make  a  schematic  or  technical  drawing  of  make  a  diagram  of 
  [syn:  {diagram}] 
  3:  make  a  plat  of  "Plat  the  town"  [syn:  {plat}] 




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