verb (used with object)
- plant agreement,
- plant bug,
- plant city,
- plant food,
- plant hormone
Origin of plant
Examples from the Web for 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|Chris Allbritton|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Israel, where planting trees has long been a national project, the first eTree has been planted.
They began by building themselves houses and planting seeds in their fields.
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|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For planting to be successful, people, seeds, and farming equipment need to be in the same place at the same time.
Planting, preparation of ground and cultivation are the same as for all other roses.
As for planting, little was done by them, although every possible inducement and encouragement was given.The West Indies and the Spanish Main |James Rodway
Fine clumps may be had by planting out the entire old root, not dividing it.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
Planting himself behind Jessica, he caught up a corner of her veil and peered defiantly through it at David.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus|Jessie Graham Flower
The planting is not at all tedious after one gets the knack of it, and is light and pleasant work.The Peanut Plant|B. W. Jones
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.