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Etymology

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plant +‎ -er

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  • IPA(key): /ˈplæntə(ɹ)/, /ˈplɑːntə(ɹ)/
  • Audio (Southern England):(file)

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planter (plural planters)

  1. One who plants something.
    • 2002, Jill Christman, Darkroom: A Family Exposure, page 100:
      She didn't use any magic truth serums, nor did she suggest hypnotherapy, but barring this, she personified the greatest enemy of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation — an evil planter of false memories.
    • 2014, Andrea di Robilant, Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside:
      De Rocco, the compulsive rose planter, had surreptitiously placed the rose there.
  2. A box or pot for plants, usually large and standing on the floor.
    • 2023 February 8, “Network News: News in Brief: Planters at Chelmsford”, in RAIL, number 976, page 20:
      Chelmsford station is looking smarter after the local Community Rail Partnership and Rotary Club members installed 12 large planters on the platforms.
  3. (historical) Any of the early English or Scottish settlers, given the lands of the dispossessed Irish populace during the reign of Elizabeth I.
  4. A machine used for planting seeds.
  5. The owner of a plantation.

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Catalan

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Etymology

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From planta +‎ -er.

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planter m (plural planters)

  1. nursery (place where young plants are cultivated)
    Synonym: viver
  2. seedling
  3. (figurative) breeding-ground

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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Back-formation from planteran.

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  • Hyphenation: plan‧ter

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planter

  1. a frameup; a false incrimination of an innocent person

Danish

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Noun

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planter c

  1. indefinite plural of plante

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planter

  1. present of plante

Dutch

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch planter. Equivalent to planten +‎ -er.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈplɑn.tər/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: plan‧ter

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planter m (plural planters)

  1. A planter, one who plants (usually plants or perhaps fungi).
  2. A farmer, a tiller; in particular the owner or operator of a plantation, a planter.
  3. A founder of a colony, a settler, a coloniser.

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  • Negerhollands: planta

French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Old French, from Latin plantāre.

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planter

  1. (transitive) to plant
  2. (transitive) to drive in (a nail, stake etc.)
  3. (transitive) to pitch (a tent)
  4. (transitive, informal) to flake, leave someone behind, by not showing up (for a meeting, date)
  5. (transitive, intransitive, computing) to crash
  6. (reflexive, informal, se planter) to fall off
  7. (reflexive, informal, se planter) to fail, to not succeed
  8. (reflexive, informal, se planter, a vehicle and etc) to break down
  9. (transitive, slang) to stab with a knife
    • 1981, Jean-Marc Ligny, Furia!, →ISBN:
      Il se dit qu’il ne ressortira plus jamais de cette cour des miracles, que dans dix minutes un petit nerveux va déboucher d’une venelle avec un couteau et le planter aussi sec.
      He thinks that he will never get out of this slum, that in ten minutes a jumpy little man will appear from an alleyway with a knife and stab him straight away.

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Latin

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Verb

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planter

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of plantō

Mauritian Creole

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Etymology

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From French planteur.

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Noun

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planter

  1. a planter; one that plants something
    Synonym: agrikilter
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Norwegian Bokmål

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Noun

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planter m or f

  1. indefinite plural of plante

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planter

  1. present of plante

Norwegian Nynorsk

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planter m or f

  1. indefinite feminine plural of plante