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Dictionary Definition

plot

Noun

1 a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start" [syn: secret plan, game]
2 a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch" [syn: plot of ground, patch]
3 the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
4 a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

Verb

1 plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow fo the government"
2 make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed [syn: diagram]
3 make a plat of; "Plat the town" [syn: plat] [also: plotting, plotted]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /plɒt/, /plQt/
  • (US) /plɑt/, /plAt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Etymology

plot

Noun

  1. The general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events.
  2. An area or land used for building on or planting on.
  3. A plan to commit a crime.
  4. A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.

Translations

course of a story
area of land used for building on or planting on
plan to commit a crime
graph or diagram

Verb

  1. To conceive (a crime, etc).
    They had plotted a robbery.
  2. To trace out (a graph or diagram).
    They plotted the number of edits per day.
  3. To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
    Every five minutes they plotted their position.
  4. To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
    They were plotting against the king.

Translations

conceive
trace out (a graph or diagram)
mark (a point on a graph)

Synonyms

Albanian

Adjective

plot

Croatian

Noun

plot

Czech

Noun

  1. fence

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Plot may refer to:
Plotting may refer to:
plot in German: Plot
plot in French: Plot
plot in Japanese: プロット
plot in Norwegian: Plott

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