planted; planting; plants
: to place in or on the ground
: to place firmly or forcibly
planted a hard blow on his chin
: to covertly place for discovery, publication, or dissemination
: to plant something
: the land, buildings, machinery, apparatus, and fixtures employed in carrying on a trade or an industrial business
: a factory or workshop for the manufacture of a particular product
also : power plant
: the total facilities available for production or service
: the buildings and other physical equipment of an institution
: an act of planting
: something or someone planted
Verb I planted corn this year. I planted the border with roses. a field planted with corn She planted stakes in the garden to hold the vines. I firmly planted my feet and refused to move. He planted himself in front of the TV and stayed there. Terrorists planted a bomb in the bus station. She claims that the police planted the drugs in her car. He was a spy planted in the office by a rival company. Someone planted a rumor saying that he had died. Noun The gangsters never suspected that he was a police plant. a furniture plant that employs hundreds of people See More
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VerbVeterans Park: The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center is planting 15,015 flags, representing those from Wisconsin killed in action since World War I, in Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. —Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 25 May 2023 This’ll help keep the hooks planted and prevent the fish from pulling the rod out of your hands. —Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 25 May 2023 Rotating crops, sterilizing soil with plastic sheets, and planting nematode-resistant crop varieties can all help control the problem, but the most effective solution is treating fields with pesticides. —Byerik Stokstad, science.org, 25 May 2023 Yet the album, co-produced by Nash and Todd Caldwell, who also plays keyboards, is firmly planted in today, in all that Nash is at this moment. —Steve Hochman, SPIN, 17 May 2023 Make sure to plant flowers, such as sweet alyssum, nearby to attract pollinators because cucumbers require pollination to form fruit. —Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 12 May 2023 Borrowing from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern traditions, Austin planned for houses made of solid concrete, with thick walls to keep them cool, and flat roofs where urban gardens would be planted. —André Naffis-sahely, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2023 Lowering the pole at just the right time to plant it in the pit. —Brendan Connelly, The Enquirer, 10 May 2023 For every pair of Cariuma shoes purchased, the brand will plant two trees in the Brazilian rainforest. —Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 4 May 2023
NounMilwaukee and Wauwatosa fire crews are fighting a blaze at a recycling plant in the Menomonee Valley, which has received frequent visits from the fire department over the years, Fire Chief Aaron Lipski said. —Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023 While the plants took the heat, the small flowers of Mexican heather didn’t float my boat. —Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 28 May 2023 The subterranean restaurant, La Taberna del Cofrade, pays homage to the environment, with concrete walls made of agave fiber and lamps made to resemble the shape agave plants take after they've been processed and cooked. —Talia Avakian, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2023 Ford, in partnership with SK On, will bring an additional 5,000 jobs to Kentucky in the coming years at its two Hardin County battery plants which will support EV production. —Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 24 May 2023 The companies are expected to make a final decision by the end of the year whether to invest up to 70 million Australian dollars, or around $47 million, to build a demonstration plant. —Natasha Frost Matthew Abbott, New York Times, 23 May 2023 Two years ago, Stellantis announced an investment of £100 million ($126 million) in Ellesmere Port, which has been in operation since 1964, to become its first plant devoted to EV production. —Julia Malleck, Quartz, 17 May 2023 Cuphea, also called firecracker plant, is a hummingbird magnet. —Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 17 May 2023 As usual, local conservationists looking to protect wildlife and plants say the company has picked a poor spot, threatening jaguars, ocelots and Pima pineapple cacti. —Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2023 See More
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