1 flower, vegetable, herb, bush, shrub, tree, vine, weed:
Because of all the rain, the plants are flourishing this summer.
2 factory, mill, shop, works, workshop, foundry:
The new plant in Crawley is hiring lathe operators.
3 equipment, machinery, apparatus; gear, fixtures:
The plant includes heavy cranes, JCBs, earth movers, and bulldozers.
4 spy, (undercover or secret) agent, informer, informant:
The new assistant is a plant, sent in by management to report on union activities.
5 bed (out), sow, seed, set (out), transplant:
We planted a herbaceous border along the south wall of the garden.
6 implant, establish, root, fix, ingrain, lodge, instil, insinuate, inject, introduce, impress, imprint:
Who planted the idea in your mind that you were a gifted writer?
7 place, put, position, station, assign, situate:
Watch-towers are planted at 50-foot intervals around the prison.
8 hide, secrete, conceal:
The company has planted detectives in the store to watch out for shoplifters.