plot - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] literature a series of related events that make up the main story in a book, film etc. A second, less important story in the same book or film is called a subplot.
  2. 2
    [countable] a secret plan to do something bad, made by two or more people
    plot against:

    a plot against the government

    a plot to do something:

    The two men are accused of a plot to bomb an American plane.

    hatch a plot (=make it):

    Between them, they had hatched a clever plot to claim insurance money.

  3. 3
    [countable] a piece of land used for a particular purpose, for example building a house or growing plants
    1. a.
      a small piece of land in a cemetery where you are buried when you die

      a family plot (=where members of the same family are buried)