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Definition of "plan" []

  • A scheme, program, or method worked out beforehand for the accomplishment of an objective: a plan of attack. (noun)
  • A proposed or tentative project or course of action: had no plans for the evening. (noun)
  • A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: a seating plan; the plan of a story. (noun)
  • A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something. (noun)
  • In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plan" in a sentence
  • "But it will take a further step in advance when it reverts to that plan on the footing above indicated; when it adopts the _plan_ without the evils which in an ignorant and undeveloped age necessarily accompanied it."
  • "_ "Not content with this, Dr. Worcester gives it once more under PLAN:" L. _planus_, flat; It. _piano_, a plan; Sp. _piano; _ Fr. _plan."
  • "But as it was intended to be a poem on _Ariosto's plan, _ that _is_ to _say_ on _no plan_ at all, and, as is usual in similar cases, having a predilection for the worst passages, I shall retain those parts, though I cannot venture to defend them."