Plant vs Nose - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between plant and nose

is that plant is to place or set something firmly or with conviction while nose is to utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.

As nouns the difference between plant and nose

is that plant is an organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree while nose is a protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.

As verbs the difference between plant and nose

is that plant is to place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow while nose is to move cautiously.

plant

English

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Noun

(s)
  • An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, page=217, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants , the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • (botany) An organism of the kingdom Plantae''; now specifically, a living organism of the ''Embryophyta'' (land plants) or of the ''Chlorophyta'' (green algae), a eukaryote that includes double-membraned chloroplasts in its cells containing chlorophyll ''a'' and ''b , or any organism closely related to such an organism.
  • (ecology) Now specifically, a multicellular eukaryote that includes chloroplasts in its cells, which have a cell wall.
  • Any creature that grows on soil or similar surfaces, including plants and fungi.
  • A factory or other industrial or institutional building or facility.
  • An object placed surreptitiously in order to cause suspicion to fall upon a person.
  • Anyone assigned to behave as a member of the public during a covert operation (as in a police investigation).
  • A person, placed amongst an audience, whose role is to cause confusion, laughter etc.
  • (snooker) A play in which the cue ball knocks one (usually red) ball onto another, in order to pot the second; a set.
  • * 2008 , Phil Yates, The Times , April 28 2008:
  • O’Sullivan risked a plant that went badly astray, splitting the reds.
  • A large piece of machinery, such as the kind used in earthmoving or construction.
  • (obsolete) A young tree; a sapling; hence, a stick or staff.
  • * Dryden
  • a plant of stubborn oak
  • (obsolete) The sole of the foot.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • * knotty legs and plants of clay
  • (dated, slang) A plan; a swindle; a trick.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • It wasn't a bad plant , that of mine, on Fikey.
  • An oyster which has been bedded, in distinction from one of natural growth.
  • (US, dialect) A young oyster suitable for transplanting.
  • Usage notes

    The scientific definition of what organisms should be considered plants changed dramatically during the 20th century. Bacteria, algae, and fungi are no longer considered plants by those who study them. Many textbooks do not reflect the most current thinking on classification.

    Derived terms

    * houseplant * planter * plantlet * plantly * plant-pot * pot-plant * power plant * plant room

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To place (a seed or plant) in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.
  • To place (an object, or sometimes a person), often with the implication of intending deceit.
  • That gun's not mine! It was planted there by the real murderer!
  • To place or set something firmly or with conviction.
  • Plant your feet firmly and give the rope a good tug.
    to plant''' cannon against a fort; to '''plant''' a flag; to '''plant one's feet on solid ground
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Chelsea 2 - 0 Blackburn Rovers , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=First Anelka curled a shot wide from just outside the box, then Lampard planted a header over the bar from Bosingwa's cross.}}
  • To place in the ground.
  • * 2007 , Richard Laymon, Savage , page 118:
  • Sarah, she kissed each of her grandparents on the forehead. They were planted in a graveyard behind the church.
  • To furnish or supply with plants.
  • to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest
  • To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It engenders choler, planteth anger.
  • To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish.
  • to plant a colony
  • * Francis Bacon
  • planting of countries like planting of woods
  • To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of.
  • to plant Christianity among the heathen
  • To set up; to install; to instate.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We will plant some other in the throne.

    Derived terms

    * faceplant, handplant * plant out

    See also

    * (wikipedia) 1000 English basic words ----

    nose

    English

    (wikipedia nose)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A protuberance on the face housing the nostrils, which are used to breathe or smell.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. 
  • A snout, the nose of an animal.
  • The tip of an object.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
  • We submerged very slowly and without headway more than sufficient to keep her nose in the right direction, and as we went down, I saw outlined ahead of us the black opening in the great cliff.
  • (horse racing) The length of a horse’s nose, used to indicate the distance between horses at the finish of a race, or any very close race.
  • The power of smelling.
  • * Collier
  • We are not offended with a dog for a better nose than his master.
  • Bouquet, the smell of something, especially wine.
  • The skill in recognising bouquet.
  • (by extension) Skill at finding information.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * aquiline nose * bignose * bloody nose * blow one's nose * bottlenose * button nose * cut off one's nose to spite one's face * e-nose * * get up someone's nose * hawknose * in front of one's nose * I've got your nose * keep one's nose clean * look down one's nose * nasal * no skin off one's nose * nose candy * nose cap * nose cone * nose count * nose flute * nose job * nose out of joint * nose pad * nose-pick * nose poke * nose ring * nose test * nose to tail * nose to the grindstone * nosebag * noseband * nosebleed * nosed * nosedive * noseful * noseguard * noseless * noselike * nosepiece * noseplug * nosering * noseshot * noseweight * nosewheel * on the nose * parson's nose * pay through the nose * pick one's nose * plain as the nose on one's face * pope's nose * powder one's nose * pug nose * Red Nose Day * Roman nose * runny nose * snub-nose * socked on the nose * stick one's nose into * the nose knows * thumb one's nose * turn up one's nose * under one's nose * wax-nose * white nose syndrome

    See also

    * rhino-

    Verb

    (nos)
  • To move cautiously.
  • The ship nosed through the minefield.
  • To snoop.
  • She was nosing around other people’s business.
  • To detect by smell or as if by smell.
  • * , Hamlet , act 4, sc. 3,
  • If you find him not within
    this month, you shall nose him as you go up the
    stairs into the lobby.
  • To push with one's nose.
  • * Tennyson
  • lambs nosing the mother's udder
  • To nuzzle.
  • To win by a narrow margin.
  • To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.
  • to nose a prayer
    (Cowley)

    Derived terms

    * brown-nose * nosey * nose out

    Anagrams

    * * * * * * * 1000 English basic words ----