Definitions for: Plot

[n] a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"
[n] the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
[n] a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
[n] a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
[v] plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow fo the government"
[v] make a plat of; "Plat the town"
[v] make a schematic or technical drawing of; make a diagram of

Webster (1913) Definition: Plot, n. [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a
piece of ground.]
1. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.

2. A plantation laid out. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.

3. (Surv.) A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc.,
drawn to a scale.

Plot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on
a plan; to delineate.

This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now
standeth. --Carew.

Plot, n. [Abbrev. from complot.]
1. Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a
complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some
purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a
conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.

I have overheard a plot of death. --Shak.

O, think what anxious moments pass between The birth
of plots and their last fatal periods! --Addison.

2. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any
stratagem or conspiracy. [Obs.]

And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced
commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had
any plot in the divorce. --Milton.

3. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or
intrigue. [Obs.] ``A man of much plot.'' --Denham.

4. A plan; a purpose. ``No other plot in their religion but
serve God and save their souls.'' --Jer. Taylor.

5. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem,
comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually
unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

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. --Pope.

Syn: Intrigue; stratagem; conspiracy; cabal; combination;

Plot (pl[o^]t), v. i.
1. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially
against a government or those who administer it; to
conspire. --Shak.

The wicked plotteth against the just. --Ps. xxxvii.

2. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.

The prince did plot to be secretly gone. --Sir H.

Plot, v. t.
To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
``Plotting an unprofitable crime.'' --Dryden. ``Plotting now
the fall of others.'' --Milton

Synonyms: diagram, patch, plat, plot of ground, secret plan

See Also: action, bed, cabal, cabal, chart, complot, conjure, connive, conspiracy, conspire, counterplot, counterplot, draw, garden, graph, intrigue, intrigue, machinate, machination, map, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, plan, plot line, scheme, scheme, story, storyline, strategy, tract

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