Definition of "plot" []

  • A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose: a garden plot. (noun)
  • A measured area of land; a lot. (noun)
  • A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram. (noun)
  • See graph1. (noun)
  • The pattern of events or main story in a narrative or drama. (noun)
  • A secret plan to achieve some purpose, esp one that is illegal or underhand (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The story or plan of a play, novel, etc (noun)
  • A graphic representation of an individual or tactical setting that pinpoints an artillery target (noun)
  • A diagram or plan, esp a surveyor's map (noun)
  • To plan secretly (something illegal, revolutionary, etc); conspire (verb)
  • To mark (a course, as of a ship or aircraft) on a map (verb)
  • To make a plan or map of (verb)
  • To locate and mark (one or more points) on a graph by means of coordinates (verb)
  • To draw (a curve) through these points (verb)
  • To construct the plot of (a literary work) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "plot" in a sentence
  • ""_Plot -- plot -- plot_," says an enlightened British critic, "have been Mr. Dimond's three studies.""
  • "Well, how about a forested planet with the deeply "connected" natives, a human military raid on a huge tree-city and a subsequent retaliation of natives ... some scenes seem incredibly familiar, even though Le Guin plot is markedly deeper and more sophisticated."
  • "I'm not sure what the main plot is for The Unseen, but if it's anywhere near as good as The Price then there's good reason for me to have this on my wish list."