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NOUN (4)

1. a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);
- Example: "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"
- Example: "I saw through his little game from the start"
[syn: plot, secret plan, game]

2. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;
- Example: "a bean plot"
- Example: "a cabbage patch"
- Example: "a briar patch"
[syn: plot, plot of land, plot of ground, patch]

3. the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.;
- Example: "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"

4. a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object;


VERB (4)

1. plan secretly, usually something illegal;
- Example: "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

2. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed;
[syn: diagram, plot]

3. make a plat of;
- Example: "Plat the town"
[syn: plat, plot]

4. devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet);
- Example: "the writer is plotting a new novel"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plot \Plot\, v. t. To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly. "Plotting an unprofitable crime." --Dryden. "Plotting now the fall of others." --Milton [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plot \Plot\, n. [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a piece of ground.] 1. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A plantation laid out. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 3. (Surv.) A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plot \Plot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Plotting.] To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate. [1913 Webster] This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth. --Carew. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plot \Plot\, n. [Abbrev. from complot.] 1. Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot. [1913 Webster] I have overheard a plot of death. --Shak. [1913 Webster] O, think what anxious moments pass between The birth of plots and their last fatal periods! --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue. [Obs.] "A man of much plot." --Denham. [1913 Webster] 4. A plan; a purpose. "No other plot in their religion but serve God and save their souls." --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 5. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means. [1913 Webster] If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as springs from the subject, then the winding up of the plot must be a probable consequence of all that went before. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: Intrigue; stratagem; conspiracy; cabal; combination; contrivance. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plot \Plot\ (pl[o^]t), v. i. 1. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The wicked plotteth against the just. --Ps. xxxvii. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme. [1913 Webster] The prince did plot to be secretly gone. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

plot n 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: plot, secret plan, game] 2: a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch" [syn: plot, plot of land, 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 v 1: plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government" 2: make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed [syn: diagram, plot] 3: make a plat of; "Plat the town" [syn: plat, plot] 4: devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet); "the writer is plotting a new novel"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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