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

Examples of planting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coral planting is a simple act of fastening a coral fragment to a metal frame and placing it in a safe, shallow area of the ocean. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 If necessary, just leave a space for later planting. Neil Sperry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 Mar. 2024 Wallpaper, pillows, furniture, picture frames, live flower arrangements and seeds for planting are also named. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 Following the incident, the two victims faced false charges for months, according to the DOJ, stemming from the officers' plan to cover up their actions by tampering with and planting evidence, including drugs and a gun. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 20 Mar. 2024 This is the intermediate period between cool and warm season vegetable planting. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 8 Mar. 2024 Future phases may include more tree planting and the installation of solar shingles on homes and businesses. Edwin Flores, NBC News, 1 Mar. 2024 But Toohey says the plaza's construction may have represented a turning point in the Andes, when nomadic people began to become more sedentary and experiment with planting. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 29 Feb. 2024 Another sweet photo showed Studdard planting a kiss on his wife’s cheek as the pair closed their eyes. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024

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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 23 Apr. 2024.

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