Garden plot, cemetery plot.
Plot an assassination.
To plot someone's destruction.
Plot a ship's course.
An example of plot is a space designed to be used as a community garden.
An example of plot is a conspiracy to assassinate a politician.
An example of plot is the love story of Romeo and Juliet.
An example of plot is a man scheming how he'll take another man's girlfriend.
A garden plot.
Were plotting for months before the attack.
The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.
The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.
They had plotted a robbery.
They plotted the number of edits per day.
Every five minutes they plotted their position.
Other Word Forms
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.