Definition of plant


  • buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles". Synonyms: industrial plant, works.
  • (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion. Synonyms: flora, plant life.
  • an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience.
  • 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".


  • put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden". Synonyms: set.
  • fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent", "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum". Synonyms: embed, engraft, imbed, implant.
  • set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department". Synonyms: constitute, establish, found, institute.
  • place into a river; "plant fish".
  • place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow", "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment".
  • put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds". Synonyms: implant.

Related words

acrogen, aerophyte, afforest, annual, apomict, appoint, aquatic, autophyte, autotroph, bed, biennial, brewery, bury, checkrow, constitute, crop, cryptogam, dibble, distillery, embryo, endemic, epiphyte, escape, factory, fix, forest, gametophyte, holophyte, houseplant, hygrophyte, manufactory, microflora, mill, mint, monocarp, myrmecophyte, name, neophyte, nest, nominate, ornamental, packinghouse, perennial, phytoplankton, plantlet, pot, puddle, refinery, replant, root, saltworks, sink, smelter, smeltery, sporophyte, still, tracheophyte, tree, wilding.

Words nearby plant

pant, plaint, plait, plan, plane, planet, plank, plano, plat, pliant, slant.

Rhymes with plant

ant, aunt, brandt, brant, cant, chant, decant, enchant, grant, implant, kant, levant, pant, rant, recant, replant, scant, slant, supplant, transplant.

Start with plant

plantings, plantlets, planter, planted, plantlet, plantar, plants, plantocracy, plantain, plantocracies, plantigrade, plantsmen, plantsman, plantations, plantains, plantigrades, plantation, plantlike, plantable, planters, planting.

End with plant

houseplant, interplant, waxplant, supplant, pieplant, reimplant, ashplant, leadplant, transplant, replant, implant, multiplant, homotransplant, overplant, eggplant, preplant, misplant, explant, displant.

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  • plant is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 7 points
  • plant is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 7 points
  • plant is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 10 points
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