Definition of 'plot'
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Behind the scenes they are planning and plotting well before inauguration day. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And his poor son loses the plot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The alchemy of the winemaker can be profound, notably in blending and selecting between individual plots. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet the government needs a reasonable relationship with business to plot a course through the Brexit negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was here that her interest in gardening began, when she had her own plot to garden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both freehold and leasehold land plots will be sold - buyers then organise and pay for the building on the plots. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was a master of dialogue whose strength lay not just in the plot but the ability to sketch settings and memorable characters in a few strokes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also recommends buying a plot with an older house that isn't listed or in a conservation area for a less stressful experience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A plot of land on the hillside opposite costs a cool 6.5 million. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To plot his course, the male must think ahead, for which he requires an awareness of the passage of time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Potential building plots are harder to spot in urban areas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the plot plays second fiddle to the banter. The Sun (2010)It simply persuades the person that one belongs to the group that is plotting against him. Christianity Today (2000)The investigation uncovered a series of plotting emails between traders and bank staff. The Sun (2012)Their individual plots were all absolutely hilarious. The Sun (2008)His staff are also apparently plotting his overthrow. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your story needs a plot as much as your body needs a skeleton. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This gives us a diagram of the whole plot for one season. Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986) Buying the plot of land and building our house. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can choose your own variables and plot your own graphs. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)You can dismantle the preposterous plot with a small spanner. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Two recent films plot a subtler trajectory. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)For an additional sum you can buy the building plot. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Experienced sailors can play in an highly realistic mode where you plot a course using only wind direction and strength. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Small garden plots next to the farmhouses would have been used for growing herbs and vegetables and possibly for keeping chickens. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The results maps plot the way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Look for plots with planning consent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These are the plots of two plays which happened to be on at the same theatre within the space of a few months. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)To fund the project, they needed to sell plots of land and build homes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is on a corner plot with wide gardens on three sides, so you can soak up the sun. The Sun (2013)I've had to lose the plot at certain times. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A map plots the location of enemy cities and bases, which you must destroy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'plot'
British English: plot /plɒt/ NOUN
piece of land A plot is a small piece of land, especially one that is intended for a purpose such as building houses or growing vegetables.
I bought a small plot of land and built a house on it.
- American English: plot piece of land
- Arabic: قِطْعَةُ أَرْض
- Brazilian Portuguese: lote terreno
- Chinese: 小块土地
- Croatian: parcela
- Czech: parcela
- Danish: lod
- Dutch: lapje grond
- European Spanish: parcela
- Finnish: palsta maapala
- French: parcelle
- German: Grundstück
- Greek: αγροτεμάχιο
- Italian: lotto terreno
- Japanese: 小区画 piece of land
- Korean: 작은 지면
- Norwegian: jordstykke
- Polish: działka część poziadłości
- European Portuguese: lote terreno
- Romanian: lotde teren
- Russian: делянка
- Spanish: parcela
- Swedish: tomt mark
- Thai: ที่ดิน
- Turkish: arsa
- Ukrainian: ділянка
- Vietnamese: mảnh đất
British English: plot /plɒt/ NOUN
plan A plot is a secret plan to do something that is illegal or wrong.
...a plot to overthrow the government.
- American English: plot secret plan
- Arabic: مَكِيدَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: tramar
- Chinese: 密谋
- Croatian: urota
- Czech: komplot
- Danish: komplot
- Dutch: intrige
- European Spanish: conspirar
- Finnish: salajuoni
- French: complot
- German: aushecken
- Greek: συνωμοτώ
- Italian: complottare
- Japanese: たくらむ secret plan
- Korean: 음모를 꾸미다
- Norwegian: komplott
- Polish: uknuć sekretny plan
- European Portuguese: tramar
- Romanian: complot
- Russian: готовить заговор
- Spanish: conspirar
- Swedish: anstifta en komplott
- Thai: อุบาย
- Turkish: gizli plan
- Ukrainian: змова
- Vietnamese: âm mưu
British English: plot VERB
If people plot to do something or plot something that is illegal or wrong, they plan secretly to do it.
Prosecutors in the trial allege the defendants plotted to overthrow the government.
Definition of plot from the Collins English Dictionary
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