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Definition of Plant

Plant

  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. 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.
  6. An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  7. A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  8. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
  9. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
  10. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
  11. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  12. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
  13. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
  14. 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.
  15. To set up; to install; to instate.
  16. To perform the act of planting.

Plant Quotations

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
John Lennon
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Plant Translations

plant in Afrikaans is plant
plant in Danish is plante
plant in Dutch is gewas, plant
plant in Finnish is kasvi
plant in German is Anlage {f}, Pflanze, pflanzen
plant in Italian is allegato, vegetale, pianta
plant in Latin is sato
plant in Portuguese is planta
plant in Spanish is planta, cultivar, plantar, fabrica
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