Planting
Plant Plant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Planted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Planting}.] [AS. plantian, L. plantare. See {Plant}, n.] 1. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize. [1913 Webster]

2. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees. --Deut. xvi. 21. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest. [1913 Webster]

4. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of. [1913 Webster]

It engenders choler, planteth anger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony. [1913 Webster]

Planting of countries like planting of woods. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

6. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen. [1913 Webster]

7. 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. [1913 Webster]

8. To set up; to install; to instate. [1913 Webster]

We will plant some other in the throne. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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