"planting" in the noun sense
the act of fixing firmly in place
"he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
"the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner"
putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow
"the planting of corn is hard work"
"planting" in the verb sense
1. plant, set
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
"Let's plant flowers in the garden"
2. implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant
fix or set securely or deeply
"He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"
"The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
3. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute
set up or lay the groundwork for
"establish a new department"
place into a river
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
"Plant a spy in Moscow"
"plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
6. plant, implant
put firmly in the mind
"Plant a thought in the students' minds"
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