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 for plot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plot \Plot\, v. t.
     To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
     "Plotting an unprofitable crime." --Dryden. "Plotting now the
     fall of others." --Milton
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plot \Plot\, n. [AS. plot; cf. Goth. plats a patch. Cf. Plat a
     piece of ground.]
     1. A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.
        --Shak.
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     2. A plantation laid out. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
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     3. (Surv.) A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc.,
        drawn to a scale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now
           standeth.                                --Carew.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plot \Plot\, n. [Abbrev. from complot.]
     1. Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a
        complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some
        purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a
        conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.
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              I have overheard a plot of death.     --Shak.
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              O, think what anxious moments pass between
              The birth of plots and their last fatal periods!
                                                    --Addison.
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     2. A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any
        stratagem or conspiracy. [Obs.]
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              And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced
              commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had
              any plot in the divorce.              --Milton.
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     3. Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or
        intrigue. [Obs.] "A man of much plot." --Denham.
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     4. A plan; a purpose. "No other plot in their religion but
        serve God and save their souls." --Jer. Taylor.
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     5. In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem,
        comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually
        unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
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              If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as
              springs from the subject, then the winding up of the
              plot must be a probable consequence of all that went
              before.                               --Pope.
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     Syn: Intrigue; stratagem; conspiracy; cabal; combination;
          contrivance.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plot \Plot\ (pl[o^]t), v. i.
     1. To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially
        against a government or those who administer it; to
        conspire. --Shak.
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              The wicked plotteth against the just. --Ps. xxxvii.
                                                    12.
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     2. To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.
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              The prince did plot to be secretly gone. --Sir H.
                                                    Wotton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  plot
      n 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" [syn: plot, secret plan, game]
      2: a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a
         bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch" [syn: 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"
      4: a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object
      v 1: plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the
           overthrow of the government"
      2: make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows
         interactions among variables or how something is constructed
         [syn: diagram, plot]
      3: make a plat of; "Plat the town" [syn: 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  282 Moby Thesaurus words for "plot":
     acreage, acres, action, allotment, anagnorisis, angle, anticipate,
     approach, architectonics, architecture, area, argument, arrange,
     art, artful dodge, artifice, atmosphere, await, background,
     be destined, be fated, be imminent, be to be, be to come, blind,
     block, blueprint, brew, brouillon, cabal, calculate, cartoon,
     catastrophe, characterization, chart, chattels real, chicanery,
     clearing, clos, close, cogitate, collogue, collude, collusion,
     color, come, come on, complication, complicity, complot, compute,
     conceive, concoct, confederacy, connivance, connive, conniving,
     conspiracy, conspire, continuity, contraption, contrivance,
     contrive, contriving, cook up, copy, corn field, countermine,
     counterplot, coup, covin, craft, croft, cultivated land,
     cute trick, deceit, deep-laid plot, delineation, demesne,
     denouement, depict, design, determine, development, device, devise,
     diagram, dodge, domain, draft, draw, draw near, draw on, drawing,
     dream up, ebauche, elevation, enclave, engineer, engineering,
     episode, esquisse, expect, expedient, fable, fakement,
     falling action, feint, fetch, field, figure, finagle, finagling,
     find, finesse, fix, foresee, foretell, forethink, forty, frame,
     frame up, frame-up, gambit, game, gerrymander, gimmick, graph,
     grift, ground plan, grounds, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up,
     hayfield, honor, hope, house plan, ichnography, incident, intrigue,
     jockey, jugglery, knavery, kraal, land, landed property, lands,
     lay, lay a plot, lay down, lay off, lay out, lie ahead, line,
     little game, local color, look for, look forward to, loom, lot,
     lots, machinate, machination, maneuver, maneuvering, manipulate,
     manipulation, manor, map, map out, mark off, mark out, messuage,
     mood, motif, move, movement, mythos, near, operate, organize,
     outline, pack, pack the deal, paddy, pale, parcel, parcel of land,
     patch, pattern, peripeteia, piece of land, plan, plat, play games,
     plot of ground, plot out, plotting, ploy, practice, praedium,
     prearrange, preconcert, preconsider, precontrive, predesign,
     predetermine, predict, premeditate, preorder, preresolve, profile,
     project, projection, property, prophesy, pull strings, quad,
     quadrangle, quadrat, racket, real estate, real property, realty,
     recognition, red herring, rice paddy, rig, rigging, rising action,
     rough, ruse, scenario, scheme, schemery, scheming, secondary plot,
     section, set out, set up, sew up, shift, show, skeleton, sketch,
     sketch out, slant, sleight, square, stack the cards, story,
     stratagem, strategy, structure, subject, subplot, subterfuge,
     switch, table, tactic, tenements, thematic development, theme,
     thread, threaten, toft, tone, topic, tract, trick, trickery, twist,
     underplot, wangle, web of intrigue, wheat field, wile, wily device,
     wire-pulling, work out beforehand, working drawing
  
  

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