plant·​er | \ ˈplan-tər How to pronounce planter (audio) \

Definition of planter

1 : one that cultivates plants: such as
a(1) : farmer
(2) : one who owns or operates a plantation
b : a planting machine or implement
2 : one who settles or founds a place and especially a new colony
3 : a container in which ornamental plants are grown

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Synonyms & Antonyms for planter


agriculturist (or agriculturalist), agronomist, cultivator, farmer, grower, tiller



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Examples of planter in a Sentence

She bought a planter to put on their deck. a wealthy South American planter

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These containers have been planted with string-of-pearls, a hardy succulent that eventually will cascade down from the planters. Richard A. Marini,, "Maverick Whiskey Distillery transformed a historic downtown bank," 30 July 2019 The Bent Twig Garden Club — a group in Catonsville that traces its roots back some 60 years — has since at least 2015 been tending to the post office along Frederick Road, pulling weeds and putting flowers in planters. Cody Boteler,, "Bent Twig Garden Club celebrates beautification of Catonsville post office," 24 June 2019 Randy - who had planted until he got stuck in the mud at 2:30 a.m. - was already back in the field, swinging the corn planter in wide circles around the pools of standing water. Author: Annie Gowen, Anchorage Daily News, "Farmers loyal to Trump struggle with impact of trade war," 24 June 2019 An even larger robot arm then flips the planter vertically and sends it onward to become one thin sliver of a 20-foot-tall wall of arugula, baby kale and beet leaves. Janelle Bitker,, "With huge new vertical farm, Plenty’s produce could hit more shelves," 20 June 2019 Plants and planters Don’t miss a single Prime Day deal to spruce up your home. Kaitlin Clark, Curbed, "Top deals on outdoor furniture and patio accessories from Prime Day," 17 July 2019 The great thing about these is that the fake succulents can come out and you’re left with an empty dino planter. Noelle Zielinski,, "Five Below is like the super-sized dollar store you didn't know about," 17 July 2019 Paths were widened, planters were narrowed and queues were redesigned, all in an effort to open as much room as possible when the new land opened. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Star Wars surprise: Galaxy's Edge crowds smaller than anticipated at Disneyland," 3 July 2019 Beyond its beautiful gardens, that property also included the Perennial Planters’ garden boutique featuring plants, pots, and gardening tools for sale, with clever ideas for repurposing ordinary items into planters. Annie Gentile,, "Perennial Planters Holds Biennial Garden Tour," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of planter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of planter

: a container in which plants are grown
: a person who owns a plantation
: a machine that plants seeds in the ground


plant·​er | \ ˈplan-tər How to pronounce planter (audio) \

Kids Definition of planter

1 : someone or something that plants crops
2 : a person who owns or runs a plantation
3 : a container in which plants are grown

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