verb (used with object)
Origin of plant
Related Words for plantingraise, farm, cover, scatter, sow, implant, bury, grow, transplant, found, install, insert, pitch, start, pot, seed, stock, plop, institute, plunk
Examples from the Web for planting
Contemporary Examples of planting
The CID speculated that the woman was confirming who lived there before planting a homemade nail bomb.Abu Dhabi Treats U.S. Teacher’s Murder as Terrorist Attack
December 4, 2014
In Israel, where planting trees has long been a national project, the first eTree has been planted.Parks and Regeneration
The Daily Beast
November 3, 2014
They began by building themselves houses and planting seeds in their fields.After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone
August 31, 2014
Building a country from scratch is hardly as simple as planting a flag and picking a name.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations
July 17, 2014
For planting to be successful, people, seeds, and farming equipment need to be in the same place at the same time.Preventing Genocide In South Sudan
Eric Reeves, John Prendergast
April 29, 2014
Historical Examples of planting
We have no longer States that are necessarily only planting States.
Then there are full crops, and you realize a handsome profit on your planting.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
We have bought the grass seed and are planting it in our garden.
The ceremony closed with the planting of a Virginia locust by the Doctor.Benjamin Franklin
Paul Elmer More
But may I ask, is the planting of trees a department in the art of husbandry?The Economist
Word Origin for plant
- the land, buildings, and equipment used in carrying on an industrial, business, or other undertaking or service
- (as modifier)plant costs
Word Origin for plant
late Old English plantung "action of planting," also "a thing planted," verbal noun from plant (v.).
Old English plante "young tree or shrub, herb newly planted," from Latin planta "sprout, shoot, cutting" (source of Spanish planta, French plante), perhaps from *plantare "to drive in with the feet, push into the ground with the feet," from planta "sole of the foot," from nasalized form of PIE *plat- "to spread, flat" (see place (n.)).
Broader sense of "any vegetable life, vegetation generally" is first recorded 1550s. Most extended usages are from the verb, on the notion of "something planted;" e.g. "construction for an industrial process," 1789, at first with reference to the set-up of machinery, later also the building; also slang meaning "a spy" (1812). Many of these follow similar developments in the French form of the word. German Pflanz, Irish cland, Welsh plant are from Latin.
"put in the ground to grow," Old English plantian, from Latin plantare (see plant (n.)). Reinforced by cognate Old French planter. Without reference to growing, "to insert firmly," late 14c. Of colonies from c.1300. Figuratively, of ideas, etc., from early 15c. Meaning "to bury" is U.S. slang from U.S., 1855. Related: Planted; planting.