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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. A drawing on a flat surface, showing the parts of anything; as, the plan of a building, etc.; scheme or project.
  14. To make a sketch of; form in design; outline; arrange beforehand.
  15. Planned.
  16. Planning.
  17. To scheme; to arrange beforehand.
  18. Planner.
  19. A drawing of anything on a plane or flat surface: a ground plot of a building: a scheme or project: a contrivance.
  20. To make a sketch of on a flat surface: to form in design:- pr. p. planning; pa. t. and pa. p. planned.
  21. Design; ground- plot; scheme.
  22. To design; draw as a plan.
  23. To contrive; design; propose.
  24. A method; design.
  25. An outline sketch; draft.
  26. A mode of action.
  27. 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.
  28. To form a draught of any intended work; to scheme or to devise.
  29. A drawing or representation of anything on a flat surface; a ground- plot of a building; a sketch; a design; a scheme.
  30. 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. Now, what plan of life should you have? – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  2. It is the only plan! – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  3. An' it 's the only plan 'at 's fair to them, my lord. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  4. 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
  5. Your plan is the best. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  6. Now I'll tell you what, Marie, let's plan something nice for this evening. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  7. But let us think of some other plan. – Calderon The Courtier A Tale by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. But Freyo had a plan in mind. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  9. At least, that was the plan. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  10. We'll soon know if Jadar's plan has a chance. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. Now run along and let us talk over a plan I have." – A Dear Little Girl at School by Amy E. Blanchard
  12. Well, I guess it would be a good plan. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  13. " I think that will be a very nice plan," she told him. – A Dear Little Girl at School by Amy E. Blanchard
  14. Let me think; let me plan. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  15. He thinks it would be a good plan for you? – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. That's our plan, too. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  17. I have a little plan in my head. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  18. " 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
  19. 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
  20. Let me know your plan. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
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