AskDefine | Define planter

Dictionary Definition



1 the owner or manager of a plantation [syn: plantation owner]
2 a worker who puts or sets seeds or seedlings into the ground
3 a decorative pot for house plants

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A box or pot for plants, usually large and standing on the floor.
  2. Any of the early English settlers, given the lands of the dispossessed Irish populace during the reign of Elizabeth I.
  3. A machine used for planting seeds.
  4. A person who operates such a machine.
  5. The owner of a plantation.





  1. plant (place a seed or plant in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow)

Extensive Definition

Planter may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bauer, agriculturalist, agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist, coffee-planter, collective farm worker, colonial, colonist, colonizer, crofter, cropper, cultivator, dirt farmer, dry farmer, farm laborer, farmer, farmhand, gentleman farmer, granger, grower, harvester, harvestman, haymaker, homesteader, husbandman, immigrant, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, muzhik, nester, peasant, peasant holder, picker, pioneer, plowboy, plowman, precursor, raiser, rancher, ranchman, reaper, rustic, settler, sharecropper, sooner, sower, squatter, tea-planter, tenant farmer, tiller, tree farmer, truck farmer, yeoman
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