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Definition of Plot


  1. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.
  2. A plantation laid out.
  3. A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.
  4. To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.
  5. 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.
  6. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
  7. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
  8. A plan; a purpose.
  9. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
  10. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.
  11. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.
  12. To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.

Plot Quotations

Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it's a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.
Chad Harbach

You can't build a plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. And you need to let people know that when a lot of frightened people are running around with edged weaponry, there are deaths. Stupid deaths, usually. I'm not writing 'The A-Team' - if there's a fight going on, people will get hurt. Not letting this happen would be a betrayal.
Terry Pratchett

I can't stop watching 'Pan Am.' When I was growing up, my father worked as an engineer in Turkey, and we always flew Pan Am. The stewardesses were so glamorous! When they gave me a set of those golden wings, I felt very grown-up. Not only is the show's plot full of mystery and infidelity, they get the period details just right.
Gayle King

In 2008, while the film version of my book 'Choke' was coming to market, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. That meant that I had to appear in public to promote a comedy about a son trying to save his dying mother - the plot of Choke - while privately I was caring for my own dying mother. It was torture.
Chuck Palahniuk

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.
William Shatner
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Plot Translations

plot in Dutch is machinatie, intrige, konkelarij
plot in French is tracent, tracer, parcelle, conspiration, tracez
plot in German is graf.darstellen, Handlung, Entwurf, aufzeichnen
plot in Italian is congiura, parcella, complotto
plot in Latin is coniuro, coniuratio, insidiae
plot in Portuguese is lote
plot in Spanish is parcela, complot

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