airplane, aeroplane, plane(noun)
an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
(mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
"we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
a level of existence or development
"he lived on a worldly plane"
plane, planer, planing machine(noun)
a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
plane, carpenter's plane, woodworking plane(adj)
a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
"the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"
flat, level, plane(verb)
having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
"a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
cut or remove with or as if with a plane
"The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
travel on the surface of water
make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane
"plane the top of the door"
A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.
To smooth (wood) with a plane.
An airplane; an aeroplane.
To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
To glide or soar.
A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.
Origin: From planum, a noun use of the neuter of planus. The word was introduced in the seventeenth century to distinguish the geometrical senses from the other senses of plain.
any tree of the genus Platanus
without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface
a surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature
an ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator
a block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate
a tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc
to make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank
to efface or remove
figuratively, to make plain or smooth
Origin: [L. planus: cf. F. plan. See Plan, a.]
In esoteric cosmology, a plane, other than the physical plane is conceived as a subtle state of consciousness that transcends the known physical universe. The concept may be found in religious, and esoteric teachings—e.g. Vedanta, Ayyavazhi, shamanism, Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, Kashmir Shaivism, Sant Mat/Surat Shabd Yoga, Sufism, Druze, Kabbalah, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Rosicrucianism, Eckankar, Ascended Master Teachings, etc.—which propound the idea of a whole series of subtle planes or worlds or dimensions which, from a center, interpenetrate themselves and the physical planet in which we live, the solar systems, and all the physical structures of the universe. This interpenetration of planes culminates in the universe itself as a physical structured, dynamic and evolutive expression emanated through a series of steadily denser stages, becoming progressively more material and embodied. The emanation is conceived, according to esoteric teachings, to have been originated, at the dawn of the universe's manifestation, in The Supreme Being Who sent out—from the unmanifested Absolute beyond comprehension—the dynamic force of creative energy, as sound-vibration, into the abyss of space. On the other hand, it states that this dynamic force is being sent forth, through the ages, framing all things that constitute and inhabit the universe.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
plān, n. (geom.) a surface on which, if any two points be taken, the straight line joining them will lie entirely on the surface: (astron.) a surface thought of as bounded by the line round which a heavenly body moves: any flat or level surface: any incline on which coal is lowered by the effect of gravity: any grade of life or of development.—adj. having the character of a plane: pertaining to, lying in, or forming a plane.—v.t. to make plane or smooth.—adj. Plā′nary, relating to a plane: flat.—n. Plane′-tā′ble, a topographical instrument used in field-mapping, and having a sighting-telescope for observing objects, whose angles may be noted on a paper on the table of the instrument: an inclined table on which ore is dressed.—v.t. to survey with a plane-table.—ns. Plan′igraph, an instrument for reducing or enlarging drawings; Planim′eter, an instrument for measuring the area of a plane figure.—adjs. Planimet′ric, -al.—n. Planim′etry, the mensuration of plane surfaces.—adj. Planipet′alous, having flat petals.—ns. Plan′isher, a thin flat-ended tool used for smoothing tin-plate and brasswork: a workman who planishes, esp. one who prepares copper-plates for engravers; Plan′isphere, a sphere projected on a plane.—adjs. Planispher′ic; Plāno-con′cave, plane on one side and concave on the other; Plā′no-con′ical, plane on one side and conical on the other; Plā′no-con′vex, plane on one side and convex on the other.—n. Planog′raphist, a map-maker.—adj. Plā′no-horizon′tal, having a plane horizontal surface or position.—ns. Planom′eter, a plane surface used in machine-making as a gauge for plane surfaces; Planom′etry, the measurement of plane surfaces.—adj. Plā′no-sub′ulate, smooth and awl-shaped.—Plane angle, an angle contained by two straight lines in a plane; Plane figure, a figure all of whose points lie in one plane; Plane geometry, the geometry of plane figures; Plane sailing, the calculation of a ship's place in its course, as if the earth were flat instead of spherical: easy work; Plane trigonometry, that branch of trigonometry which treats of triangles described on a plane.—Inclined plane (see Incline); Perspective plane (see Perspective). [Fr.,—L. planus, plain.]
plān, n. a carpenter's tool for producing a level or smooth surface.—v.t. to make a surface (as of wood) level by means of a plane.—ns. Plā′ner, a tool or machine for planing: a smooth wooden block used for levelling a form of type; Plān′ing-machine′, a machine for planing wood or metals.—v.t. Plan′ish, to make smooth: to polish. [Fr.,—Low L. planāre, to make level.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Plane' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2986
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Plane' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2910
Rank popularity for the word 'Plane' in Nouns Frequency: #1018
The numerical value of Plane in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Plane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Plane!, The Plane!
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
The plane is not going to crash, but even before the plane takes off, these people convince themselves that the plane is doomed.
Elaine Dickinson There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane
[He] did a masterful job of landing the plane in the river and then making sure that everybody got out. He walked the plane twice after everybody else was off and tried to verify that there was nobody else onboard, and he ... made sure that there was nobody behind him.
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Translations for Plane
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- ribotCatalan, Valencian
- plocha, letoun, rovina, rovinný, plochý, hoblík, letadlo, platan, hoblovat, plachtitCzech
- plan, høvl, flyver, platan, høvleDanish
- Flugzeug, Platane, Ebene, Flieger, Hobel, hobeln, gleiten, ebenGerman
- επίπεδο, επίπεδος, πλάνη, αεροπλάνο, πλάτανος, ίσος, πλανίζωGreek
- ebeno, rabotiloEsperanto
- plano, cepillar, cepillo, avión, platanoSpanish
- tasand, höövel, hööveldamaEstonian
- رنده, چنارPersian
- taso, siipi, höylätä, liukua, plaaniin, höylä, lentokone, plataanipuu, kone, plaanata, tasainen, nousta, liitääFinnish
- planer, plan, rabot, avion, platane, platFrench
- plána, plánáilIrish
- plèana, itealan, plèanScottish Gaelic
- מקצוע, מטוס, דולב, מישורי, הקציע, אווירוןHebrew
- gyalu, repülőgép, platán, repülőHungarian
- սոսի, տնջրի, հարթություն, ինքնաթիռ, չինարի, մակարդակ, օդանավ, չինար, հարթ, տափակArmenian
- hefill, heflaIcelandic
- planare, piano, pialla, aereo, platano, piallare, piallatrice, aeroplano, piallettoItalian
- ჭადარი, ჩინარი, თვითმფრინავი, ჭანდარიGeorgian
- huwwelen, Huwwel, Fliger, PlatanLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- waru, haupapa, kota, whakaeneMāori
- vlak, schaaf, vliegtuig, plataan, schaven, glijdenDutch
- høvle, plane, plan, høvel, fly, platanNorwegian
- chidí naatʼaʼíNavajo, Navaho
- wymiar, strug, płaszczyzna, hebel, samolotPolish
- plano, plátano, aeroplano, pairar, plaina, avião, aplainar, plainarPortuguese
- rindea, rabota, platanRomanian
- ровный, уровень, чинар, чинара, плоский, плоскость, рубанок, самолёт, платан, строгать, паритьRussian
- rende, strugSerbo-Croatian
- hobľovať, rovina, hoblík, lietadlo, platanSlovak
- plan, hyvel, hyvla, planaSwedish
- randa, ndegeSwahili
- చిత్రిక పట్టుTelugu
- rende, uçak, tayyareTurkish
- mặt phẳng, cái bào, máy bay, cây, trình độ, tàu bay, tiêu huyền, phẳng, mức, bào, bằng phẳng, bằngVietnamese
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