plot1 [plɔt US pla:t] n
3 the plot thickens
4¦(piece of land)¦
[: Old English; Origin: 'piece of land']
1.) ¦(PLAN)¦
a secret plan by a group of people, to do something harmful or illegal
plot to do sth
a plot to bomb the UN headquarters
plot against
a plot against the king
The court heard how she and her lover hatched a plot (=planned a plot) to kill her husband.
The plot to overthrow the military government was foiled (=prevented from being successful) .
an assassination plot
2.) ¦(STORY/FILM)¦
the events that form the main story of a book, film, or play
The plot was a little confusing.
We discover that Jack isn't as innocent as he seems, as the plot unfolds (=gradually becomes clearer) .
3.) the plot thickens
used to say that events seem to be becoming more complicated - often used humorously
a) a small piece of land for building or growing things on
a two acre plot of land
a vegetable plot
b) a piece of land that a particular family owns in a ↑cemetery, in which members of the family are buried when they die
a burial plot
5.) ¦(DRAWING)¦
AmE a drawing that shows the plan of a building at ground level
lose the plot atlose
plot 2
plot2 v past tense and past participle plotted present participle plotting
1.) [I and T]
to make a secret plan to harm a person or organization, especially a political leader or government
plot to do sth
They had plotted to blow up the White House.
plot against
He suspected that the military were secretly plotting against him.
The minister was found guilty of plotting the downfall of the government.
the story of a woman who plots revenge
2.) [T] also plot out
to draw marks or a line to represent facts, numbers etc
We plotted a graph to show the increase in sales figures this year.
plot sth on sth
You can plot all these numbers on one diagram for comparison.
3.) [T] also plot out
to mark, calculate, or follow the path of an aircraft or ship, for example on a map
We plotted a course across the Pacific.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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