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plot

[ plot ]SEE DEFINITION OF plot
  • nounplan, scheme
  • nounstory line
  • nountract of land
  • verbplan, scheme
  • verbmap out; draw

Synonyms for plot

  • conspiracy
  • design
  • maneuver
  • scam
  • trick
  • artifice
  • cabal
  • collusion
  • complicity
  • connivance
  • conniving
  • contrivance
  • device
  • fix
  • frame
  • frame-up
  • game
  • intrigue
  • machination
  • practice
  • ruse
  • setup
  • stratagem
  • booby trap
  • covin
  • little game
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Antonyms for plot

  • ignorance
  • innocence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLOT

This morning she was arrested by the thought that the plot she had planted was hers.

You've got to have a plot, Mac, and if you've got to have a plot, you've got to have sin.

The death of the constable had made him miserable at heart, but the failure of the plot also.

As for my party, we now began to plot, again, in order to get quit of the ship.

I knew the plot of the play, but not how it would be presented, nor how it would work out.

But no one volunteered to assist him, and the "plot" of revolution went on.

I don't begin to see into this plot yet, but we shall in time.

I don't begin to see into the plot yet, but we shall in time.

That you haven't decoyed us here, and laid a plot and a plan against us!

A plot in the prisons, of the foreigner against the Republic.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English plot "small piece of ground," of unknown origin. Sense of "ground plan," and thus "map, chart" is 1550s; that of "a secret, plan, scheme" is 1580s, probably by accidental similarity to complot, from Old French complot "combined plan," of unknown origin, perhaps a back-formation from compeloter "to roll into a ball," from pelote "ball." Meaning "set of events in a story" is from 1640s. Plot-line (n.) attested from 1957.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PLOT

acre

nounpiece of land, unit of area
  • acreage
  • bit
  • estate
  • grounds
  • manor
  • plot
  • property

acres

nounpiece of land, unit of area
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