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PLOT (plotted, plotting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plot mean? 

PLOT (noun)
  The noun PLOT has 4 senses:

1. a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
2. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
3. the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
4. a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

  Familiarity information: PLOT used as a noun is uncommon.


PLOT (verb)
  The verb PLOT has 3 senses:

1. plan secretly, usually something illegal
2. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed
3. make a plat of

  Familiarity information: PLOT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLOT (noun)


Sense 1plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

plot; secret plan; game

Context examples:

they concocted a plot to discredit the governor / I saw through his little game from the start

Hypernyms ("plot" is a kind of...):

scheme; strategy (an elaborate and systematic plan of action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plot"):

counterplan; counterplot (a plot intended to subvert another plot)

intrigue; machination (a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends)

cabal; conspiracy (a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot))


Sense 2plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

plot of ground; plot; patch

Context examples:

a bean plot / a cabbage patch / a briar patch

Hypernyms ("plot" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plot"):

garden (a plot of ground where plants are cultivated)

bed (a plot of ground in which plants are growing)


Sense 3plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal

Hypernyms ("plot" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "plot"):

action (the series of events that form a plot)

plot line; storyline (the plot of a book or play or film)


Sense 4plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("plot" is a kind of...):

chart (a visual display of information)


PLOT (verb)


Sense 1plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plan secretly, usually something illegal

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

They plotted the overthrow of the government

Hypernyms (to "plot" is one way to...):

plan (make plans for something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plot"):

cabal; complot; conjure; conspire; machinate (engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together)

counterplot (make a plot in response to another plot)

connive; intrigue; scheme (form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They plot to move


Sense 2plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

diagram; plot

Hypernyms (to "plot" is one way to...):

draw (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plot"):

graph (plot upon a graph)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3plot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a plat of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

plat; plot

Context example:

Plat the town

Hypernyms (to "plot" is one way to...):

map (make a map of; show or establish the features of details of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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