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

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 Meanwhile, their parents and others sat on benches or planter boxes taking in the scene. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Jan. 2022 The concrete option, including planter boxes, wooden benches, railings, and steps, came out to roughly $30 per square foot including labor, whereas the wood deck, using premium hardwoods, would have cost around $45 per square foot. Susannah Felts, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2022 The project, with 13 planter boxes, two pergolas and benches, is expected to be finished by summer, Gordon said. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Dec. 2021 Also consider refreshing planters and planter boxes. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 Volunteers undertake tasks ranging from watering planter boxes and digging trenches to moving mulch and planting seeds. Donna Provencher, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Oct. 2021 New Yorkers were used to seeing a first wave of in-street dining areas made of traffic cones, sawhorses, planter boxes and other hardware-store items. New York Times, 29 June 2021 Each one of these kits features easy-to-grow seeds (such as sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias), and some options even come with supplies such as paint and stickers to decorate their planter. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2021 Each planter is 4 inches in diameter and 3.75 inches tall and features a drainage hole for easy watering. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Dec. 2021

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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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18 Jan 2022

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“Planter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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