Plant in a sentence

The word "plant" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of plant and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Plant

  • A vegetable; an organized living being, generally without feeling and voluntary motion, and having, when complete, a root, stem, and leaves, though consisting sometimes only of a single leafy expansion, or a series of cellules, or even a single cellule.
  • A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  • The sole of the foot.
  • The whole machinery and apparatus employed in carrying on a trade or mechanical business; also, sometimes including real estate, and whatever represents investment of capital in the means of carrying on a business, but not including material worked upon or finished products; as, the plant of a foundry, a mill, or a railroad.
  • A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.
  • An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  • A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  • To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
  • To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
  • To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
  • To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  • To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
  • To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
  • To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's fist in another's face.
  • To set up; to install; to instate.
  • To perform the act of planting.
  • (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  • buildings for carrying on industrial labor
  • something planted secretly for discovery by another
  • an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
  • put firmly in the mind
  • place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
  • fix or set securely or deeply
  • put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
  • set up or lay the groundwork for
  • place into a river

How to use plant in a sentence. Plant pronunciation.

And in the mean time get's him a very Beauish Suit, Wig, and Hat, and plants 'em at a Friends House; ready to put on in the Morning when he came thither.
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So least our _Paradise_ Perfection want, We may inoculate and plant.
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The path of every star is fixed and limited, every plant bears flowers and fruit which in form and color exactly resemble their kind, and in all the fundamental characteristics of their qualities and dispositions, of their instinctive bent and external impulse, all animals of the same species resemble each other; thus, the hunter who knows the red-deer in his father's forest, may know in every forest on earth how the stag will behave in any given case.
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On his path there grew a little plant with a reddish blossom.
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He found it after a short search, and in it, to his great joy, a well preserved bed of dried plants, which he soon shook up and relaid, a hearth, and wood proper for producing fire by friction, a water-jar, and in a cellar-like hole, whose opening was covered with stones and so concealed from any but a practised eye, there were some cakes of hard bread, and several pots.
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She has walked for hours in Lincoln Park, among the plants and flowers, and she goes up and down stairs, and wherever she likes, as well as anyone.
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Passing the house of a friend, just returned from Europe, she called for a few moments, and was presented with a small and peculiar plant, brought from Wales.
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Arrived at her own stoop, he suddenly confronted her, bowed, apologized for the liberty, but said he had not had a sight of that dear old plant since he left home; and if she would sell it to him, he would gladly give her ten dollars for it.
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Numberless the trailing and climbing plants.
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The garden was small, but beautifully tended and full of rare plants.
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Envy, you know, is a plant that does not flourish in the country; but here, by way of exception, we have a few jealous people-rather bad for them, but of no consequence to us.
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He admired her as he would admire a rare plant, a beautiful object, an exquisite work, in which nature had combined physical and moral grace with perfect proportion and harmony.
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The gun is pointed by a lever just as one points a garden hose or sprinkler, with the advantage that the gun can be clamped at any instant, and will then continue to sprinkle its drops of death over the same row of plants until the clamps are released.
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Then there were boxes for plants, in case the girls should wish to have flowers.
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If you sow two seeds of the same plant in the same soil, you know they will grow up exactly like each other.
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The scorching sun-trials and mockery-can only injure those plants which have no root, those hearts which are not trusting in Jesus, and rooted in him.
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This had been done, and the garden was ready to plant and fence, and if Nitschmann approved they intended to clear the farm, and would build a small house on the town lot.
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He also explained that the obligation to plant a certain number of mulberry trees per acre, or forfeit the land, was intended to spur lazy colonists, and would not be enforced in the case of the Moravians. Nitschmann told Gen. Oglethorpe of the wives and children who had been left in Herrnhut, and suggested the advisability of establishing an English School for them, that they might be better fitted for life in Georgia.
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In their remaining time they were to clear and plant some land, that they might not be too long dependent on the Congregation at Savannah, and on the friendly Indians, who were giving them much.
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They had been told, as all children should be who live near the woods or fields, never to eat any strange berries or plants unless some older person tells them it is all right to do so.
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Examples of Plant

Example #1
The next Morning rises very early, pursuant to his Design; and having gone to his Friends House, and accouter'd himself in his new Habilments, which had so disguis'd him, that even his Friend had much ado to perswade himself 'twas the same Man.
Example #2
And therefore that afternoon, pretends to have Receive'd a Letter obliging him to meet a Gentleman the next Morning between Four and Five a Clock at _Westminster_ to treat with him about a parcel of Goods which he was to go and see, and should not be back again till nine a Clock.
Example #3
An intire _Orchard_ of one Tree.
Example #4
Or Nodding Nurses idle Dream?
Example #5
The better a genus is fitted for variability in the conformation of its individuals, the higher is the rank it is entitled to hold in the graduated series of creatures capable of development; and it is precisely that wonderful many-sidedness of his inner life, and of its outward manifestation, which assigns to man his superiority over all other animated beings.
Example #6
Some few of our qualities and activities can be fitly symbolized in allegorical fashion by animals; thus, courage finds an emblem in the lion, gentleness in the dove, but the perfect human form has satisfied a thousand generations, and will satisfy a thousand more, when we desire to reduce the divinity to a sensible image, for, in truth, our heart is as surely capable of comprehending "God in us,"-that is in our feelings- as our intellect is capable of comprehending His outward manifestation in the universe.