plant·​er | \ ˈplan-tər \

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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The plants are rosemary, sage, and aloe trees set in MC Pots planters. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "The Vivacious 18th-Century Marakesh Medina of Two L.A. Transplants," 28 Dec. 2018 Buy the decorative kind (try Nehaus Decor's natural moss, $8, and pad the top of the planter with it for added natural texture. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "7 of the Best-Looking Fake Plants You Can Buy," 28 Dec. 2018 Although made of resin, the bin looks more like a sophisticated metal planter box. James Schadewald, Popular Mechanics, "Tired of Getting Packages Stolen Off Your Porch? Try a Smart Lock and Delivery Box.," 27 Nov. 2018 If there’s any major difference in speed, then full separation is required — concrete barriers, a grass median, planter boxes, or bollards. David Roberts, Vox, "No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture," 28 Aug. 2018 Shop for candles, planters, wall hangings and ceramics as well as jewelry, clothing, leather goods and assorted apothecary items. Lisa Boone,, "Find one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gifts at these indie pop-ups," 2 May 2018 Light fixtures, candles, cat beds, and planters with smooth, undulating, organic forms. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Some people feel a tenderness toward bulbous candles and planters. Why?," 21 Dec. 2018 There are also plenty of items made from signature Bauhaus materials like concrete; Anita Riesch has made flower planters with ceramic nipples along the outside. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Touring Germany’s Most Festive Christmas Markets," 18 Dec. 2018 The chic plant store offers a variety of services, like stylists who can help you create custom planters. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Anthropologie's New Store Is Like Disney For Design Lovers," 22 Oct. 2018

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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 \

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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