n. A shoot or slip recently sprouted from seed, or rooted as a cutting or layer; especially. such a slip ready for transplanting, as one of the cabbage-plants, tomato-plants, etc., of the market.n. A sapling; hence, a stick or staff; a cudgel.n. An herb or other small vegetable growth, in contrast with trees.n. An individual living being with a material organism, not animal in its nature; a member of the vegetable kingdom; a vegetable, in the widest sensen. The fixtures, machinery, tools, apparatus, appliances, etc., necessary to carry on any trade or mechanical business, or any mechanical operation or process.n. Concealed plunder.n. A trick; dodge; swindle; artifice.n. In fish-culture, a deposit of fry or eggs.n. plural Oysters which have been bedded: in distinction from natives: as, Virginia plants.n. plural Young oysters suitable for planting or transplantation.To put or set in the ground for growth, as seed, young shoots, cuttings, vegetables with roots, etc.: as, to plant potatoes; to plant trees.To lay out and prepare by putting or setting seed, etc., in the ground; furnish with plants: as, to plant a garden or an orchard.To implant; sow the seeds or germs of; engender.To put; place; set; especially, to post or place firmly in position; fix; set up: as, he planted himself in front of me; to plant a standard on the enemy's battlements.To establish or set up for the first time; introduce and establish: as, to plant Christianity among the heathen; to plant a colony.To furnish; provide with something that is set in position or in order.To introduce and establish new settlers in; settle; colonize.To place or locate as colonists or settlers.To hide; conceal; place in concealment, as plunder or swag.In fish-culture, to deposit (eggs or fry) in a river, lake, or pond.To bed (oysters); bed down, transplant, or sow (young or small oysters).To put, as gold or the like, in the ground, or in a pretended mine, where it can be easily found, for the purpose of affecting the price of the land; also, to treat, as land, in this way; “salt.”To sow seed or set shoots, etc., in the soil, that they may grow.To settle down; locate as settlers or colonists; take up abode as a new inhabitant, or as a settler in a new country or locality; settle.n. The sole of the foot, or the foot itself. See planta.n. In billiards generally, the lay or position of balls; in pocket-pool, a sure shot from frozen balls; in one kind of pin-pool, a procedure by which a player may unwittingly make another, instead of himself, winner of the stakes.In chess, to play (a piece) to a square whence it cannot easily be dislodged.