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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plant v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planted; p. pr. & vb. n. Planting.]
 1. To put in the ground and cover, as seed for growth; as, to plant maize.
 2. To set in the ground for growth, as a young tree, or a vegetable with roots.
    Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees.   --Deut. xvi. 21.
 3. To furnish, or fit out, with plants; as, to plant a garden, an orchard, or a forest.
 4. To engender; to generate; to set the germ of.
    It engenders choler, planteth anger.   --Shak.
 5. To furnish with a fixed and organized population; to settle; to establish; as, to plant a colony.
    Planting of countries like planting of woods.   --Bacon.
 6. To introduce and establish the principles or seeds of; as, to plant Christianity among the heathen.
 7. To set firmly; to fix; to set and direct, or point; as, to plant cannon against a fort; to plant a standard in any place; to plant one's feet on solid ground; to plant one's fist in another's face.
 8. To set up; to install; to instate.
    We will plant some other in the throne.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plant·ing n.
 1. The act or operation of setting in the ground for propagation, as seeds, trees, shrubs, etc.; the forming of plantations, as of trees; the carrying on of plantations, as of sugar, coffee, etc.
 2. That which is planted; a plantation.
    Trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord.   --Isa. lxi. 3.
 3. Arch. The laying of the first courses of stone in a foundation. [Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of fixing firmly in place; "he ordered the planting
           of policemen outside every doorway"
      2: a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a
         particular area; "the landscape architect suggested a
         small planting in the northwest corner"
      3: putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow; "the
         planting of corn is hard work"