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Webster 1913 Edition


Supplant

Sup-plant′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Supplanted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Supplanting
.]
[F.
supplanter
, L.
supplantare
to trip up one’s heels, to throw down;
sub
under +
planta
the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf.
Plant
,
Noun.
]
1.
To trip up.
[Obs.]
Supplanted, down he fell.”
Milton.
2.
To displace and take the place of; to supersede; to remove or displace by stratagem;
as, a rival
supplants
another in the favor of a mistress or a prince
.
Suspecting that the courtier had
supplanted
the friend.
Bp. Fell.
3.
To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of.
[obsolescent]
You never will
supplant
the received ideas of God.
Landor.
Syn. – To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow; supersede.

Webster 1828 Edition


Supplant

SUPPLANT'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. supplanto; sub and planta, the bottom of the foot.] To trip up the heels.
Supplanted down he fell.
1.
To remove or displace by stratagem; or to displace and take the place of; as, a rival supplants another in the affections of his mistress, or in the favor of his prince.
Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend.
2.
To overthrow; to undermine.

Definition 2022


supplant

supplant

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Alternative forms

  • supplaunt (obsolete)

Verb

supplant (third-person singular simple present supplants, present participle supplanting, simple past and past participle supplanted)

  1. (transitive) To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.
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  2. (transitive, obsolete) To uproot, to remove violently.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 3 scene 2
      Trinculo, if you trouble him any more in's tale, by this hand, I will supplant some of your teeth.

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