plant·​ing ˈplan-tiŋ How to pronounce planting (audio)
: an area where plants are grown for commercial or decorative purposes
also : the plants grown in such an area

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Farmers have said having to wait days or weeks for an official repair can undermine planting and harvesting schedules. Brian Fung, CNN, 9 Jan. 2023 Given the massive populations that the area has supported, past and present, Ezcurra says that having precise measurements of the solar year would have been important for calibrating planting and harvest seasons. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 3 Jan. 2023 Within the buildings, there are sky terraces with lush planting and vertical green walls. Y-jean Mun-delsalle, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 The fair also will explore the context around basketball in Indiana — how its affordability and season structured around farmers' planting and harvesting contributed to its growth. The Indianapolis Star, 19 Dec. 2022 The companies say the new varieties’ shorter, fatter stalks withstand the wind better, and allow for denser planting, potentially increasing a farm’s overall yield. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 Rowan chose the Connecticut nursery because of its similar climate to Northeast Ohio and ordered several varieties for planting. Susan Brownstein, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2022 Allow ample space for roots to expand outward by digging a wide planting hole. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 July 2022 When feasible, make the planting hole two to three times the width of the root ball. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 14 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of planting was in 1535

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Cite this Entry

“Planting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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