Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “plant”

See all translations

plant

verb [T]
 
 
/plɑːnt/
SEEDS/PLANTS B1 to put seeds or plants in the ground so that they will grow: to plant bulbs/seeds/trees Placing and positioning an objectGardening - general words
SECRETLY to secretly put something in a place that will make someone seem guilty: She insisted that the drugs had been planted on her without her knowledge.Placing and positioning an objectPlotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
plant a bomb B2 to put a bomb somewhere so that it will explode therePlacing and positioning an object
plant sth in/next/on, etc to put something firmly in a particular place: He planted himself next to me on the sofa.Placing and positioning an object
IDEA/DOUBTS to make someone start thinking something: I was confident till you planted doubts in my mind.Starting and beginningStarting again
(Definition of plant verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “plant” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More