1 plot /ˈplɑːt/ noun
plural plots
1 plot
plural plots
Learner's definition of PLOT
: an area of land that has been measured and is considered as a unit
: a usually small piece of land that is used for a particular purpose
: a series of events that form the story in a novel, movie, etc.
see also subplot
[count] : a secret plan to do something that is usually illegal or harmful

lose the plot

British, informal
: to become confused or crazy

the plot thickens

◊ When the plot thickens in a novel, movie, etc., the story becomes more complicated or interesting.
◊ The phrase is also used in a usually humorous way to talk about things that happen in real life.
2 plot /ˈplɑːt/ verb
plots; plotted; plotting
2 plot
plots; plotted; plotting
Learner's definition of PLOT
: to plan secretly to do something usually illegal or harmful
[+ object]
[no object]
usually + against
[+ object] : to plan (something)
[+ object] : to mark (something, such as a location or path) on a map, graph, chart, etc.
often + out
[+ object] : to create a plot for (a novel, movie, etc.) usually used as (be) plotted