Plot definition

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A small area of ground marked off for some special use.

Garden plot, cemetery plot.

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A chart or diagram, as of a building or estate.
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To conceive and arrange the action and incidents of.
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To form a plot for; prearrange secretly or deviously.

Plot an assassination.

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A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy.
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To make secret plans for.

To plot someone's destruction.

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The arrangement of the incidents in a play, novel, narrative poem, etc.
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To scheme or conspire.
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To create an image by drawing a series of lines. In programming, a plot statement creates a single vector (line) or a complete circle or box that is made up of several vectors.
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A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
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To represent graphically, as on a chart.

Plot a ship's course.

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The definition of a plot is a marked off area that is intended for a specific use.

An example of plot is a space designed to be used as a community garden.

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A plot is defined as a secret plan to achieve something illegal or evil.

An example of plot is a conspiracy to assassinate a politician.

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The plot is the main story of a tale.

An example of plot is the love story of Romeo and Juliet.

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Plot means to plan something.

An example of plot is a man scheming how he'll take another man's girlfriend.

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The pattern or sequence of events in a narrative or drama.
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A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
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A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose.

A garden plot.

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A measured area of land; a lot.
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To locate (points or other figures) on a graph by means of coordinates.
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To draw (a curve) connecting points on a graph.
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To form or take part in a plot; scheme.

Were plotting for months before the attack.

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To plan the action of (a story, etc.)
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To draw a plan or chart of (a ship's course, etc.)
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To mark the position or course of on a map.
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To determine or mark the location of (a point) on a graph by means of coordinates.
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To represent (an equation) by locating points on a graph and joining them to form a curve.
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To draw (the curve thus determined)
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The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
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An area or land used for building on or planting on.
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A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
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A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable.

The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.

The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.

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Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
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Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
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To conceive (a crime, etc).

They had plotted a robbery.

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To trace out (a graph or diagram).

They plotted the number of edits per day.

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To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

Every five minutes they plotted their position.

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(intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

They were plotting against the king.

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A plan; a purpose.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
plot
Plural:
plots

Origin of plot

  • Middle English from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English plot, plotte, from Old English plot (“a plot of ground"), from Proto-Germanic *plataz, *platjaz (“a patch"), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Middle Low German plet (“patch, strip of cloth, rags"), German Bletz (“rags, bits, strip of land"), Gothic [script?] (plats, “a patch, rags"). See also plat. See also complot for an influence on or source of the "secret plan" sense.

    From Wiktionary