[ plan-ter, plahn- ]
See synonyms for: planterplanters on

  1. a person who plants.

  2. an implement or machine for planting seeds in the ground.

  1. the owner or manager of a plantation.

  2. History/Historical. a colonist or new settler.

  3. a decorative container, of a variety of sizes and shapes, for growing flowers or ornamental plants.

Origin of planter

First recorded in 1350–1400, planter is from the Middle English word plaunter.See plant, -er1

Words Nearby planter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use planter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for planter


/ (ˈplɑːntə) /

  1. the owner or manager of a plantation

  2. a machine designed for rapid, uniform, and efficient planting of seeds in the ground

  1. a colonizer or settler

  2. a decorative pot or stand for house plants

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