Origin of plot
synonym study for plot
historical usage of plot
In the mid-16th century, plot was used to refer to a map, ground plan, sketch, or written outline. At about the same time, it also came to mean “a secret, usually evil plan”; the verb meaning “to plan secretly, devise” comes from that sense of the noun. Plot in the sense “a storyline or main story of a play or novel” dates from the early 17th century.
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How to use plot in a sentence
The end of Supernatural, however, was arguably much bigger than the resolution of its plot.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
You also meet a curious, humorous robot — a mini Guardian who arrives early and becomes essential to the plot.‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’: A semi-satisfying new piece of the ‘Zelda’ universe|Harold Goldberg|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Everybody is nipped, tucked and artificially bronzed — and a crucial you-see-it-coming-and-can’t-wait plot point involves POTUS’s malfunctioning tanning bed.
Stay for the emotional beauty of their intimacy, plus a mystery plot that does not slow down.
“Deacon King Kong,” by James McBrideIn a housing project in 1960s Brooklyn, an elderly man shoots a drug dealer and sets a zany, fast-paced plot in motion.
And he was indicted in Israel last week on charges he plotted to blow up sites holy to Islam.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The show is as precisely plotted as a soap opera and beautifully lit; entirely, fatally addictive.
Then Cruz rounded up some of the far-right members of the House GOP caucus and plotted a revolt.
For Lyndon Johnson, it was the stealth escalation in Vietnam he plotted even as he ran as a peace candidate in 1964.
CA Gubernatorial Hopeful: My Opponent Plotted to Bring Sharia to U.S.Fringe Factor: Democrats Boasting About Obamacare Are Just Like Nazis|Caitlin Dickson|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The deposed ruler plotted and planned all kinds of schemes whereby he might be restored to his old position of authority.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
When he left the Bastille, he plotted with his willing mistress his revenge upon her father.
They helped themselves to a modest slice of Llanyglo earth, plotted it out with stakes and string, and then began to dig.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
Then they grew so angry that they plotted to throw him overboard and take command of the vessels themselves.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies|H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
Certainly he plotted against him, sending his son Nerli to Lucca with orders to trap Castruccio and imprison him; which was done.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
British Dictionary definitions for plot (1 of 2)
- to locate and mark (one or more points) on a graph by means of coordinates
- to draw (a curve) through these points
Word Origin for plot
British Dictionary definitions for plot (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for plot
The organization of events in a work of fiction.