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Definition of "planter" []

  • One who plants. (noun)
  • A machine or tool for planting seeds. (noun)
  • The owner or manager of a plantation: cotton and rice planters. (noun)
  • An early settler or colonist. (noun)
  • A decorative container for a plant or small tree. (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.

Use "planter" in a sentence
  • "The term planter was applied to one who went to the colony, and his personal adventure was equated to one unit of investment at the same rate as above."
  • "The coffee can inverse planter is less ad hoc that it might seem -- I cut out the base hole and glued in plastic sheeting a while ago, so today's work consisted of inserting cup hooks (there are nuts threaded on the inside to stop them pulling free), screwing in the anchor (I drilled a hole a few days back), and roping it up."
  • "The planter is made using a complex six-part mold (compared to the typical two-to four-part mold) with seventeen post-molding cuts."