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Plot \Plot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Plotting.] To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.

This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.


n. The act of scheme or making plots; machination. vb. (present participle of plot English)

  1. n. 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" [syn: secret plan, game]

  2. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch" [syn: 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"

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

  5. [also: plotting, plotted]

  1. v. plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow fo the government"

  2. make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed [syn: diagram]

  3. make a plat of; "Plat the town" [syn: plat]

  4. [also: plotting, plotted]


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Plotting (video game)

Flipull/Plotting is a tile-matching puzzle video game published by Taito in 1989. It is called in Japan as well as in versions for the Famicom and Game Boy, and Plotting in versions for the Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, GX4000 and ZX Spectrum. All are based on an arcade game which goes by both names. The game bears strong graphical and some gameplay similarities to Puzznic.

The game was ranked the 23rd best game of all time by Amiga Power.

In 2005, Flipull/Plotting was re-released on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC as part of Taito Legends.

Usage examples of "plotting".

Hence, while he has endeavored truly to depict--or to let those who made history at the time help him to depict--the enormity of the offence of the armed Rebellion and of the heresies and plottings of certain Southern leaders precipitating it, yet not one word will be found, herein, condemnatory of those who, with manly candor, soldierly courage, and true patriotism, acknowledged that error when the ultimate arbitrament of the sword had decided against them.

And here he was, plotting with Bahu and the forces of history to subvert their world.

ICE WATER AND BOMBS While Ronnie Bucca began his first weeks on the job as an FDNY fire marshal, Ramzi Yousef was halfway around the world plotting to use his skills as a bomb maker to wreak havoc for the jihad.

Six hours later, before the internal fields switch on and the bodies begin to be repaired in their complex sarcophagi, even while the cabin is still in virtual vacuum, Nemes stands, shoulders two hundred gravities with no expression, and walks to the conference cubby and the plotting table.

Herm wondered if the Expansionist Party knew that there were traitors in their midst, plotting for power over the decadent Federation.

Glamdrul Feynt and Bormas Tyle were together in a deep, hidden room of the place, unaware of their abandonment, plotting.

The scent of galangal and cilantro implied sinister Cambodian thinkingpins plotting the replacement of western civilization by a rack of cognitive servers.

Library of Congress in 1988, revealed that the justices were shamelessly plotting with each other to achieve the predetermined result of legalized abortion.

The supporters of the deposed Sothoii noble who started the war are plotting to murder their new leige lord and frame Bahzell for the deed.

Javan did not want to end up with any of them on his Council, though he supposed he could live with Paulin and Albertus for a time, if he must, judging it better to have them where he knew what they were doing rather than off plotting and scheming behind his back.

Dostoyevsky, the news item, whether it was a crime of passion, a vast confidence trick or financial catastrophe, a scandalous verdict, a personal or collective attempt at arson, a suicide caused by despair or ideology, a train crash, children plotting against their father, or the numerous cases of ill-treated children, had its roots deep in changeable reality and its appalling or amazing oddity revealed the subterranean upheavals of society.

Brunnus had a thrilling afternoon ahead, plotting joint exercises with Marcus Rubella and Petronius Longus of the Fourth Cohort.

He and a criminal called Spumoni are even now plotting an evil unknown to Mandobar.

Russia, that Rasputin is holding the camera, that I am the Tsarevich, and that behind the fence Mensheviks and Bolsheviks are tinkering with homemade bombs and plotting the downfall of my autocratic family.

They were wallowing, near unsailable in the midst of a pitiless salt sea with no single man capable of plotting a course, fixing a position, or navigating.