Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “plant” en inglés

plant

noun uk   /plɑːnt/ us    /plænt/

plant noun (LIVING THING)

A1 [C] a living thing that grows in earth, in water, or on other plants, usually has a stem, leaves, roots, and flowers, and produces seeds: native plants and animals garden/greenhouse/indoor plants a tomato plant
See also

plant noun (BUILDING/MACHINES)

[U] machines used in industry: The industry was accused of having invested little in workers, plant or infrastructure. [C] a factory in which such machines are used: Two more car-assembly plants were closed by the strike. [U] UK a large, heavy machine or vehicle used in industry, for building roads, etc.: The sign by the roadworks said 'Slow - heavy plant crossing'. The firm's main business was plant hire.

plant noun (PUT SECRETLY)

[C usually singular] something illegal or stolen that has been put secretly in a person's clothing or among the things that belong to them to make them seem guilty of a crime: He insisted the money was a plant.

plant

verb uk   /plɑːnt/ us    /plænt/

plant verb (LIVING THING)

B1 [T] to put a plant into the ground or into a container of earth so that it will grow: We planted trees and bushes in our new garden. Hyacinth bulbs planted in pots now will flower early in the spring. [T] If you plant a particular area, you put plants into the ground there: The plot was surrounded by a stone wall and planted with flowering trees. a densely planted garden (= one in which the plants are close together)

plant verb (PUT)

[T + adv/prep] to put something firmly and strongly in a particular place: My brother planted himself on the sofa in front of the television. He planted a kiss on her forehead/a blow on his opponent's jaw. C2 [T usually + adv/prep] to cause an idea or story to exist: That incident planted doubts about him in my mind. Who planted these rumours?

plant verb (PUT SECRETLY)

[T usually + adv/prep] informal to put something or someone in a position secretly, especially in order to deceive someone: She insisted that the drugs had been planted on her without her knowledge. B2 [T usually + adv/prep] informal to put a bomb somewhere so that it will explode there: The bomb was planted in the station waiting room.
planting
noun [C or U] uk   /ˈplɑːn.tɪŋ/ us    /ˈplæn.t̬ɪŋ/
Heavy rain delayed planting in parts of Indiana.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of plant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de plant
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “plant” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Palabra del día

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford​,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Aprende más 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Aprende más