planter

noun plant·er \ ˈplan-tər \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

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

Examples of planter in a Sentence

  1. She bought a planter to put on their deck.

  2. a wealthy South American planter

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First Known Use of planter

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PLANTER Defined for English Language Learners

planter

Definition of planter for English Language Learners

  • : a container in which plants are grown

  • : a person who owns a plantation

  • : a machine that plants seeds in the ground


PLANTER Defined for Kids

planter

noun plant·er \ ˈplan-tər \

Definition of planter for Students

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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