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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 𐍀𐌻𐌰𐍄𐍃 (plats, “a patch, rags”). See also plat. See also complot for an influence on or source of the "secret plan" sense.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /plɒt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /plɑt/
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- Rhymes: -ɒt
plot (plural plots)
- (authorship) The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means. [from 1640s]
- Synonym: storyline
- Alexander Pope
- 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.
- An area or land used for building on or planting on. [from 1550s]
- Synonym: parcel
- A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
- A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable. [from 1580s]
- Synonyms: conspiracy, scheme
- The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.
- The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.
- I have overheard a plot of death.
- O, think what anxious moments pass between / The birth of plots and their last fatal periods!
- Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
- a man of much plot
- Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
- And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.
- A plan; a purpose.
- Jeremy Taylor
- no other plot in their religion but serve God and save their souls
- Jeremy Taylor
- (transitive) To conceive (a crime, etc).
- They had plotted a robbery.
- (transitive) To trace out (a graph or diagram).
- They plotted the number of edits per day.
- (transitive) To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
- Every five minutes they plotted their position.
- This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.
- (intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
- They were plotting against the king.
- plot in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- plot in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
- third-person singular present indicative of
- second-person plural present indicative of
- second-person plural imperative of
plot m (Cyrillic spelling плот)
plot m (plural plots)
- (story-telling) plot