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Plant vs. Grow

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Plantnoun

(botany) An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.

‘The garden had a couple of trees, and a cluster of colourful plants around the border.’;

Growverb

(ergative) To become bigger.

‘Children grow quickly.’;

Plantnoun

(botany) An organism of the kingdom Plantae; now specifically, a living organism of the Embryophyta (land plants) or of the Chlorophyta (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll a and b, or any organism closely related to such an organism.

Growverb

(intransitive) To appear or sprout.

‘Flowers grew on the trees as summer approached.’; ‘A long tail began to grow from his backside.’;

Plantnoun

(ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.

Growverb

(transitive) To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

‘He grows peppers and squash each summer in his garden.’; ‘Have you ever grown your hair before?’;

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Plantnoun

Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.

Growverb

(copulative) To assume a condition or quality over time.

‘The boy grew wise as he matured.’; ‘The town grew smaller and smaller in the distance as we travelled.’; ‘You have grown strong.’;

Plantnoun

A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.

Growverb

To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

Plantnoun

An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.

‘That gun's not mine! It's a plant! I've never seen it before!’;

Growverb

To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter into the living organism; - said of animals and vegetables and their organs.

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Plantnoun

Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).

Growverb

To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.

‘Winter began to grow fast on.’; ‘Even just the sum that I do owe to youIs growing to me by Antipholus.’;

Plantnoun

A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.

Growverb

To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries.

‘Where law faileth, error groweth.’;

Plantnoun

(snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.

Growverb

To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.

‘For his mindHad grown Suspicion's sanctuary.’;

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Plantnoun

(uncountable) Machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.

Growverb

To become attached or fixed; to adhere.

‘Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.’; ‘These wars have grown out of commercial considerations.’;

Plantnoun

(obsolete) A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

Growverb

To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.

Plantnoun

(obsolete) The sole of the foot.

Growverb

pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;

‘The weather turned nasty’; ‘She grew angry’;

Plantnoun

A plan; a swindle; a trick.

Growverb

become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain;

‘The problem grew too large for me’; ‘Her business grew fast’;

Plantnoun

An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.

Growverb

increase in size by natural process;

‘Corn doesn't grow here’; ‘In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees’;

Plantnoun

A young oyster suitable for transplanting.

Growverb

cause to grow or develop;

‘He grows vegetables in his backyard’;

Plantverb

(transitive) To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.

Growverb

develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation;

‘He matured fast’; ‘The child grew fast’;

Plantverb

(transitive) To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.

‘That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!’;

Growverb

come into existence; take on form or shape;

‘A new religious movement originated in that country’; ‘a love that sprang up from friendship’; ‘the idea for the book grew out of a short story’; ‘An interesting phenomenon uprose’;

Plantverb

(transitive) To place or set something firmly or with conviction.

‘Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.’; ‘to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a flag; to plant one's feet on solid ground’;

Growverb

cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;

‘The Bordeaux region produces great red wines’; ‘They produce good ham in Parma’; ‘We grow wheat here’; ‘We raise hogs here’;

Plantverb

To place in the ground.

Growverb

come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes);

‘He grew a beard’; ‘The patient developed abdominal pains’; ‘I got funny spots all over my body’; ‘Well-developed breasts’;

Plantverb

To furnish or supply with plants.

‘to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest’;

Growverb

grow emotionally or mature;

‘The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten’; ‘When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior’;

Plantverb

To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.

Growverb

become attached by or as if by the process of growth;

‘The tree trunks had grown together’;

Plantverb

To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.

‘to plant a colony’;

Growverb

(of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically

‘he would watch Nick grow to manhood’; ‘grown men don't act so stupidly’;

Plantverb

To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.

‘to plant Christianity among the heathen’;

Growverb

(of a plant) germinate and develop

‘morels grow in a variety of places’;

Plantverb

To set up; to install; to instate.

Growverb

cause (plants) to germinate and develop

‘more land was needed to grow crops for export’;

Plantnoun

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.

Growverb

allow or cause (a part of the body) to grow or develop

‘if a newt's leg is amputated, it will grow a new one’; ‘she grew her hair long’;

Plantnoun

A bush, or young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.

Growverb

(of something abstract) come into existence and develop

‘a school of painting grew up in Cuzco’; ‘the play grew out of a drama school project’;

Plantnoun

The sole of the foot.

Growverb

become larger or greater over a period of time; increase

‘turnover grew to more than $100,000 within three years’;

Plantnoun

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.

Growverb

develop or expand (something, especially a business)

‘entrepreneurs who are struggling to grow their businesses’;

Plantnoun

A plan; an artifice; a swindle; a trick.

‘It was n't a bad plant, that of mine, on Fikey.’;

Growverb

become gradually or increasingly

‘sharing our experiences we grew braver’;

Plantnoun

An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.

Growverb

(of a person) come to feel or think something over time

‘supposing we had grown to know and love nuclear power’;

Plantverb

To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.

Plantverb

To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.

‘Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees.’;

Plantverb

To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.

Plantverb

To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.

‘It engenders choler, planteth anger.’;

Plantverb

To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.

‘Planting of countries like planting of woods.’;

Plantverb

To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.

Plantverb

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.

Plantverb

To set up; to install; to instate.

‘We will plant some other in the throne.’;

Plantverb

To perform the act of planting.

‘I have planted; Apollos watered.’;

Plantnoun

buildings for carrying on industrial labor;

‘they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles’;

Plantnoun

a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Plantnoun

something planted secretly for discovery by another;

‘the police used a plant to trick the thieves’; ‘he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant’;

Plantnoun

an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

Plantverb

put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground;

‘Let's plant flowers in the garden’;

Plantverb

fix or set securely or deeply;

‘He planted a knee in the back of his opponent’; ‘The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum’;

Plantverb

set up or lay the groundwork for;

‘establish a new department’;

Plantverb

place into a river;

‘plant fish’;

Plantverb

place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive;

‘Plant a spy in Moscow’; ‘plant bugs in the dissident's apartment’;

Plantverb

put firmly in the mind;

‘Plant a thought in the students' minds’;

Plantnoun

a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll.

Plantnoun

a small plant, as distinct from a shrub or tree

‘garden plants’;

Plantnoun

a place where an industrial or manufacturing process takes place

‘a giant car plant’;

Plantnoun

machinery used in an industrial or manufacturing process

‘inadequate investment in new plant’;

Plantnoun

a person placed in a group as a spy or informer

‘we thought he was a CIA plant spreading disinformation’;

Plantnoun

a thing put among someone's belongings to incriminate or compromise them.

Plantnoun

a shot in which the cue ball is made to strike one of two touching or nearly touching balls with the result that the second is potted.

Plantverb

put (a seed, bulb, or plant) in the ground so that it can grow

‘we planted a lot of fruit trees’;

Plantverb

cover or supply (an area of land) with plants

‘the garden is planted with herbs’;

Plantverb

place a plant in the ground out of doors so it can grow, especially after growing it from seed in an indoor environment

‘the foxgloves are grown from seed and planted out in the autumn’;

Plantverb

bury (someone)

‘it was raining when we planted him’;

Plantverb

set or place in a particular position

‘she planted a kiss on his cheek’; ‘he planted himself squarely in front of her’;

Plantverb

establish (an idea) in someone's mind

‘the seed of doubt is planted in his mind’;

Plantverb

secretly place (a bomb that is set to go off at a later time)

‘several incendiary devices were planted in stores’;

Plantverb

put or hide (something) among someone's belongings to compromise or incriminate the owner

‘they claimed that the drugs had been planted on them by police’;

Plantverb

send (someone) to join a group or organization to act as a spy or informer

‘he managed to plant an agent in his war council’;

Plantverb

found or establish (a colony, city, or community)

‘he was commissioned to plant the order in England’;

Plantverb

deposit (young fish, spawn, oysters, etc.) in a river or lake.

Plant

Plants are mainly multicellular organisms, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Historically, plants were treated as one of two kingdoms including all living things that were not animals, and all algae and fungi were treated as plants.

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