Definitions for planplæn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

planplæn(n.; v.)planned, plan•ning.

  1. (n.)a scheme or method of acting, proceeding, etc., developed in advance:

    a battle plan.

  2. a design or arrangement:

    a seating plan.

  3. a specific project or definite goal:

    plans for the future.

  4. a drawing made to scale to represent the top view or a horizontal section of a structure or a machine, as a floor layout of a building.

    Category: Building Trades

  5. an outline, diagram, or sketch.

  6. (in perspective drawing) one of several planes in front of a represented object.

  7. a program for specified benefits, needs, etc.:

    a pension plan.

  8. (v.t.)to formulate a plan or scheme for:

    to plan a new park.

  9. to make plans for:

    to plan a vacation.

  10. to draw or make a plan of, as a building.

    Category: Building Trades

  11. to have in mind as an intention.

  12. (v.i.)to make plans:

    to plan for retirement.

Origin of plan:

1670–80; < F: ground, plan, groundwork, scheme, n. use of the adj.: flat, plane1< L plānus level (cf. plain1)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. plan, program, programme(noun)

    a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished

    "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

  2. design, plan(noun)

    an arrangement scheme

    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"

  3. plan, architectural plan(verb)

    scale drawing of a structure

    "the plans for City Hall were on file"

  4. plan, be after(verb)

    have the will and intention to carry out some action

    "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

  5. plan(verb)

    make plans for something

    "He is planning a trip with his family"

  6. plan, project, contrive, design(verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

  7. design, plan(verb)

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

    "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. plan(noun)æn

    an idea about what to do and how to do it

    Have you made plans for this weekend?; plans to drill new oil wells; a business plan

  2. planæn

    to happen in the way you expect

    If everything goes according to plan, we'll hit the target by Tuesday.

  3. planæn

    a picture showing the measurements and design of sth to be built

    the architect's plan of the house

  4. planæn

    a picture showing the arrangement of sth

    a seating plan for the party

  5. plan(verb)æn

    to think about what you want to do and how you will do it

    We're currently planning the stages of the project.; I have to plan for the three months when I won't be paid.

  6. planæn

    to make preparations for sth that will happen

    To make this recipe, you'll have to plan ahead.

  7. planæn

    to intend to

    We are planning to have two kids.

  8. planæn

    to design sth that is to be built

    civil engineers planning the new tunnel


  1. plan(Noun)

    A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.

    The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.

  2. plan(Noun)

    A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

    He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.

  3. plan(Noun)

    A 2-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.

    Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.

  4. plan(Verb)

    To design a building, machine, etc.

    The architect planned the building for the client.

  5. plan(Verb)

    To create a plan for.

    They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.

  6. plan(Verb)

    To intend.

  7. Origin: From plan, from plan, a later form of the vernacular plain, from planus; see plain, plane.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plan(adj)

    a draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram

  2. Plan(adj)

    a scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition

  3. Plan(adj)

    a method; a way of procedure; a custom

  4. Plan(verb)

    to form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram

  5. Plan(verb)

    to scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country


  1. Plan

    A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective. See also strategy. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal. For spatial or planar topologic or topographic sets see map. Plans can be formal or informal: ⁕Structured and formal plans, used by multiple people, are more likely to occur in projects, diplomacy, careers, economic development, military campaigns, combat, sports, games, or in the conduct of other business. In most cases, the absence of a well-laid plan can have adverse effects: for example, a non-robust project plan can cost the organization time and money. ⁕Informal or ad-hoc plans are created by individuals in all of their pursuits. The most popular ways to describe plans are by their breadth, time frame, and specificity; however, these planning classifications are not independent of one another. For instance, there is a close relationship between the short- and long-term categories and the strategic and operational categories. It is common for less formal plans to be created as abstract ideas, and remain in that form as they are maintained and put to use. More formal plans as used for business and military purposes, while initially created with and as an abstract thought, are likely to be written down, drawn up or otherwise stored in a form that is accessible to multiple people across time and space. This allows more reliable collaboration in the execution of the plan.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plan' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #869

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #560

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plan' in Nouns Frequency: #152

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'plan' in Verbs Frequency: #164

Translations for plan

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an idea of how to do something; a method of doing something

If everyone follows this plan, we will succeed; I have worked out a plan for making a lot of money.

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