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



  • nonfarmer
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Examples of planter in a Sentence

She bought a planter to put on their deck. a wealthy South American planter
Recent Examples on the Web He was struck in the stomach and collapsed facedown in a planter. Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, "Seven days, 29 killings: L.A. County’s deadliest week reveals pain, inequity and injustice," 29 Dec. 2020 Hopefully your planter is frost-proof and does not absorb water. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: While it’s too late to fertilize, be ready for spring lawn care with these suggestions," 20 Dec. 2020 These unique succulents are typically placed in a hanging planter, leading to a cascade of tiny leaves. NBC News, "Best indoor plants and how to care for them: Indoor plants guide," 2 Dec. 2020 But those who are terrible at keeping houseplants alive would appreciate a low-maintenance succulent that can be showcased in this simple two-toned concrete planter. Nick Morton, USA TODAY, "40 unique and romantic gifts for all types of husbands," 28 Oct. 2020 Check out the Child Chia pet decorative planter ($34.99, includes shipping). oregonlive, "Shut out from Columbia Sportswear’s Mandalorian-inspired Star Wars outerwear collection? Here’s more Mando merch," 4 Dec. 2020 Bedding, tables, planter, and Roman shades: Wayfair. Lindsey Ramsey, House Beautiful, "The Designer’s Guide to Pivoting," 19 Nov. 2020 In 2017, a McCoy alligator planter sold at a New York state auction for just $30, but a year later at the same auction the piece brought $70. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, "McCoy collector could snap up alligator vase," 3 Nov. 2020 An evergreen plant—an idea from his fiancé who was also introduced through a Calendly client—peeks out from the edges of our Zoom call from its white planter. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones and missed meetings to make his mark on the startup world," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of planter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of planter was in the 14th century

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6 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Planter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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