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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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 Dog planters come in white, purple, blue and green; alpacas in yellow, green, blue and purple. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 My dream present is a head vase/planter by Carmen D’Apollonio. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "6 Impossibly Chic Fashion Moms Share Their Dream Mother’s Day Gifts," 9 May 2019 Use it as a backdrop for a kitchen or dining room, but balance the hue with subdued woodgrains, leather accents, and even gardening planters with a modern aesthetic. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Sherwin-Williams Reveals Its 2019 Color of the Year—And It's Gorgeous," 12 Sep. 2018 Sure, it’s tomato season, but this one seems to have materialized without the aid of any planter or gardener. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, "A Tomato Grows in the East River," 4 Sep. 2019 For instance, traders in China’s Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, have used videos taken by corn planters to gauge supply and sentiment. Echo Huang, Quartz, "Here are your four apps to understand China’s grassroots consumers," 21 Aug. 2019 Born a member of the slaveholding planter class, Thomas swiftly descended into poverty after the war. Brenda Wineapple, The New Republic, "Who wrote women out of Civil War history?," 16 Aug. 2019 Also try placing three different planter sizes by the door. Andria Cheng, USA TODAY, "Want to boost your home's curb appeal before putting it up for sale? Follow these rules," 12 Aug. 2019 On top is a multi-level roof with a Jacuzzi hot tub on one level and, serving as ballast, seating and planters on the other level. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Romance is only part of this Sausalito houseboat’s attraction," 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of planter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Nov 2019

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

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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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