a secret plan or scheme to accomplish some purpose, especially a hostile, unlawful, or evil purpose:
a plot to overthrow the government.
Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
a small piece or area of ground:
a garden plot; burial plot.
a measured piece or parcel of land:
a house on a two-acre plot.
a plan, map, diagram, or other graphic representation, as of land, a building, etc.
a list, timetable, or scheme dealing with any of the various arrangements for the production of a play, motion picture, etc.:
According to the property plot, there should be a lamp stage left.
a chart showing the course of a craft, as a ship or airplane.
Artillery. a point or points located on a map or chart:
verb (used with object), plotted, plotting.
to plan secretly, especially something hostile or evil:
to plot mutiny.
to mark on a plan, map, or chart, as the course of a ship or aircraft.
to draw a plan or map of, as a tract of land or a building.
to divide (land) into plots.
to determine and mark (points), as on plotting paper, by means of measurements or coordinates.
to draw (a curve) by means of points so marked.
to represent by means of such a curve.
to devise or construct the plot of (a play, novel, etc.).
to prepare a list, timetable, or scheme of (production arrangements), as for a play or motion picture:
The stage manager hadn’t plotted the set changes until one day before the dress rehearsal.
to make (a calculation) by graph.
verb (used without object), plotted, plotting.
to plan or scheme secretly; form a plot; conspire.
to devise or develop a literary or dramatic plot.
to be marked or located by means of measurements or coordinates, as on plotting paper.
a secret plan to achieve some purpose, esp one that is illegal or underhand: a plot to overthrow the government
the story or plan of a play, novel, etc
(military) a graphic representation of an individual or tactical setting that pinpoints an artillery target
(mainly US) a diagram or plan, esp a surveyor’s map
(informal) lose the plot, to lose one’s ability or judgment in a given situation
verb plots, plotting, plotted
to plan secretly (something illegal, revolutionary, etc); conspire
(transitive) to mark (a course, as of a ship or aircraft) on a map
(transitive) to make a plan or map of
to locate and mark (one or more points) on a graph by means of coordinates
to draw (a curve) through these points
(transitive) to construct the plot of (a literary work)
a small piece of land: a vegetable plot
verb plots, plotting, plotted
(transitive) to arrange or divide (land) into plots
The organization of events in a work of fiction.
noun 1. a secret plan or scheme to accomplish some purpose, especially a hostile, unlawful, or evil purpose: a plot to overthrow the government. 2. Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story. 3. a small piece or area of ground: […]
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noun 1. a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line. Compare plumb line. adjective, Also, plum. 2. true according to a plumb line perpendicular. 3. Informal. downright or absolute. adverb, Also, plum. 4. in […]
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