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Definition 1: (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion - [noun denoting tops]

Synonyms for plant in the sense of this definition

(plant is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(... is a kind of plant ) (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that grows in a moist habitat

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild

(... is a kind of plant ) (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more

(... is a kind of plant ) (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season

(... is a kind of plant ) (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year

(... is a kind of plant ) formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that bears fruit once and dies

(... is a kind of plant ) the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations

(... is a kind of plant ) the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations

(... is a kind of plant ) plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it

(... is a kind of plant ) plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances

(... is a kind of plant ) plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden

(... is a kind of plant ) plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism

(... is a kind of plant ) green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms

(... is a kind of plant ) any of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden

(... is a kind of plant ) any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that lives in or on water

(... is a kind of plant ) any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem

(... is a kind of plant ) a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis

(... is a kind of plant ) microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that is native to a certain limited area

"it is an endemic found only this island"

(... is a kind of plant ) an organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant that does not bear flowers

(... is a kind of plant ) a young plant or a small plant

(... is a kind of plant ) photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)

(... is a kind of plant ) any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

(... is a kind of plant ) a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)

(plant is a part of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(plant is a part of ...) a protective covering that is part of a plant

(... is a member of plant) (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants

(plant belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) not hardy; easily killed by adverse growing condition

"tender green shoots"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

"etiolated celery"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals and plants) feeding on insects

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals

"carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

"the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction

"an endangered species"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) having tall spindly stems

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) growing close together but not in dense mats

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) growing in groups that are close together

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) requiring protection from frost

"half-hardy annuals"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area

"an epiphytotic blight of potatoes" "epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of animals or plants) having stiff coarse hairs or bristles

"plants with hispid stems"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) covered with sedges (grasslike marsh plants)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) synthesis of compounds with the aid of radiant energy (especially in plants)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) the process of living through a number of years (as a perennial plant)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) a minute scale

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) any organism of microscopic size

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant)

"ocean circulation is an important part of global climate" "a fan aids air circulation"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) a disease of alders caused by the woolly alder aphid (a plant louse)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) any of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) a substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of united carpels

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) thriving in a relatively alkaline environment; (especially of plants requiring a pH above 7)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients

"girdle the plant"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) grow together (of plants and organs)

"After many years the rose bushes grew together"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment

"domesticate oats" "tame the soil"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure

"The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) cause to propagate, as by grafting or layering

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 2: buildings for carrying on industrial labor - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles

Synonyms for plant in the sense of this definition

(plant is a kind of ...) a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant where beverages are put into bottles with caps

(... is a kind of plant ) an industrial plant for smelting

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant for disposing of sewage

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant where salt is produced commercially

(... is a kind of plant ) an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant for reprocessing used or abandoned materials

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant where money is coined by authority of the government

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

(... is a kind of plant ) a plant where beer is brewed by fermentation

(... is a kind of plant ) an establishment where wine is made

(plant is the domain which ... is member of) facility (plant and equipment) for providing natural-gas service

Definition 3: something planted secretly for discovery by another - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the police used a plant to trick the thieves
  • he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant

(plant is a kind of ...) an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade

"his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"

Definition 4: an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience - [noun denoting person]

(plant is a kind of ...) a theatrical performer

Definition 5: put firmly in the mind - [verb of cognition]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Plant a thought in the students' minds

Synonyms for plant in the sense of this definition

(plant is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

Definition 6: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground - [verb of contact]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's plant flowers in the garden

Synonyms for plant in the sense of this definition

(plant is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of plant ) plant by the roots

(... is a kind of plant ) dip into mud before planting

"puddle young plants"

(... is a kind of plant ) plant in checkrows

(... is a kind of plant ) place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil

(... is a kind of plant ) plant with a wooden hand tool

"dibble Spring bulbs"

(... is a kind of plant ) establish a forest on previously unforested land

"afforest the mountains"

(... is a kind of plant ) plant again or anew

"They replanted the land" "He replanted the seedlings"

(... is a kind of plant ) plant with trees

"this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"

Definition 7: fix or set securely or deeply - [verb of contact]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
  • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

Synonyms for plant in the sense of this definition

(plant is a kind of ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

(... is a kind of plant ) plant in a pot

"He potted the palm"

(... is a kind of plant ) fit together or fit inside

"nested bowls"

(... is a kind of plant ) embed deeply

"She sank her fingers into the soft sand" "He buried his head in her lap"

Definition 8: place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive - [verb of contact]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Plant a spy in Moscow
  • plant bugs in the dissident's apartment

(plant is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 9: set up or lay the groundwork for - [verb of creation]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • establish a new department

Synonyms for plant in the sense of this definition

(plant is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of plant ) set or place definitely

"Let's fix the date for the party!"

(... is a kind of plant ) create and charge with a task or function

"nominate a committee"

Definition 10: place into a river - [verb of possession]

Samples where plant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • plant fish

(plant is a kind of ...) provide or furnish with a stock of something

"stock the larder with meat"

(plant belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

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