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Meaning & Definition of Plot in English

English

Plot

/plɑt/

noun

1. A secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

  • "They concocted a plot to discredit the governor"
  • "I saw through his little game from the start"
    synonym:
  • plot
  • ,
  • secret plan
  • ,
  • game

2. A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

  • "A bean plot"
  • "A cabbage patch"
  • "A briar patch"
    synonym:
  • plot
  • ,
  • plot of land
  • ,
  • plot of ground
  • ,
  • patch

3. The story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

  • "The characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
    synonym:
  • plot

4. A chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

    synonym:
  • plot

verb

1. Plan secretly, usually something illegal

  • "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
    synonym:
  • plot

2. Make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

    synonym:
  • diagram
  • ,
  • plot

3. Make a plat of

  • "Plat the town"
    synonym:
  • plat
  • ,
  • plot

4. Devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)

  • "The writer is plotting a new novel"
    synonym:
  • plot

Examples of using

Did you find the plot of the play difficult to understand?
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
The main idea of the plot is not clear.