Plant

Definition of Plant

n.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.
2.A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
3.The sole of the foot.
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.
It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey.
- Dickens.
6.(Zool.) An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
Plant bug
(Zool.) any one of numerous hemipterous insects which injure the foliage of plants, as Lygus lineolaris, which damages wheat and trees.
Plant cutter
(Zool.) a South American passerine bird of the genus Phytotoma, family Phytotomidæ. It has a serrated bill with which it cuts off the young shoots and buds of plants, often doing much injury.
Plant louse
(Zool.) any small hemipterous insect which infests plants, especially those of the families Aphidæ and Psyllidæ; an aphid.
v. t.1.To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
[imp. & p. p. Planted; p. pr. & vb. n. Planting.]
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.
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.
v. i.1.To perform the act of planting.
I have planted; Apollos watered.
- 1 Cor. iii. 6.

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