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Definitions of plan

  1. scale drawing of a structure; " the plans for City Hall were on file"
  2. 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"
  3. make or work out a plan for; devise; " They contrived to murder their boss"; " design a new sales strategy"; " plan an attack"
  4. an arrangement scheme; " the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; " it was an excellent design for living"; " a plan for seating guests"
  5. make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; " design a better mousetrap"; " plan the new wing of the museum"
  6. 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"
  7. make plans for something; " He is planning a trip with his family"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
  11. To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
  12. To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
  13. To make a sketch of; form in design; outline; arrange beforehand.
  14. Planned.
  15. Planning.
  16. To scheme; to arrange beforehand.
  17. Planner.
  18. A drawing of anything on a plane or flat surface: a ground plot of a building: a scheme or project: a contrivance.
  19. To make a sketch of on a flat surface: to form in design:- pr. p. planning; pa. t. and pa. p. planned.
  20. Design; ground- plot; scheme.
  21. To design; draw as a plan.
  22. To contrive; design; propose.
  23. A method; design.
  24. An outline sketch; draft.
  25. A mode of action.
  26. A draught, properly on a plane surface; draught in horizontal section of a building, or of any projected work on paper; a scheme devised; method.
  27. To form a draught of any intended work; to scheme or to devise.
  28. A drawing or representation of anything on a flat surface; a ground- plot of a building; a sketch; a design; a scheme.
  29. To form a sketch or representation of any intended work on a flat surface; to devise or scheme.
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Usage examples for plan

  1. It is the only plan! – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  2. " We will," promised Mr. Bobbsey, but when the next day came the plan of the Bobbseys had to be changed. – The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City by Laura Lee Hope
  3. " I think that will be a very nice plan," she told him. – A Dear Little Girl at School by Amy E. Blanchard
  4. Well, I guess it would be a good plan. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  5. Let me know your plan. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  6. Let me think; let me plan. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  7. That's our plan, too. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  8. We'll soon know if Jadar's plan has a chance. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  9. Your plan is the best. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  10. Because if you feel that way, I will try to arrange some other plan. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  11. But Freyo had a plan in mind. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  12. But let us think of some other plan. – Calderon The Courtier A Tale by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. Now I'll tell you what, Marie, let's plan something nice for this evening. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  14. He thinks it would be a good plan for you? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  15. At least, that was the plan. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  16. An' it 's the only plan 'at 's fair to them, my lord. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  17. I have a little plan in my head. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  18. Now, what plan of life should you have? – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  19. Now run along and let us talk over a plan I have." – A Dear Little Girl at School by Amy E. Blanchard
  20. Nobody was ever there at this hour of the day, and he sat down on his bed to think and plan. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
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