Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Supplant'
Supplant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
v : take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced
Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has
supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the
team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the
school" [syn: replace, supersede, supervene upon]
- Supplant \Sup*plant"\, v. 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,
- To trip up. [Obs.] ``Supplanted, down he fell.'' --Milton.
- To remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another in the favor of a mistress or a prince. Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend. --Bp. Fell.
- To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of. You never will supplant the received ideas of God. --Landor. Syn: To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow; supersede.
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- Can the Gulf of Mexico Supplant Saudi Arabia?
Oil production out of the Gulf is projected by some to rise by a million barrels of oil per day over the next decade. Interestingly enough, that's what we import from Saudi Arabia each day. Could it be true that we can cut out that key supplier? Read more on this news related to 'Supplant'
- Rent-hike tenants whack Weiner
Leery tenants could supplant lewd texts as a rising problem for Anthony Weiner. Michael McKee, one of the city’s leading tenant advocates, skewered Weiner in a full-page article — headlined “Why No Tenant Should Vote for Anthony Weiner” — in the latest issue of the Metropolitan Council on Housing’s newspaper... Read more on this news related to 'Supplant'
- Will Matt Harvey's 2013 Season Supplant Doc Gooden in 1985 as Mets' Best Ever?
Matt Harvey's early career dominance hasn't just captivated baseball, it's ignited a fanbase more than any pitcher has since the early days of Dwight Gooden at Shea Stadium. Shea is gone, Gooden is a spectator and the jury is still out on how great Matt Harvey can become, but this much is clear: He's a phenom, capable of the greatest season Met fan Read more on this news related to 'Supplant'