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Definitions of plane

  1. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; " the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
  2. a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; " the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"
  3. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; " a flat desk"; " acres of level farmland"; " a plane surface"
  4. travel on the surface of water
  5. a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
  6. ( 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"
  7. a level of existence or development; " he lived on a worldly plane"
  8. cut slices from; " The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
  9. make even or smooth, as with a carpenter's plane
  10. cut or remove with or as if with a plane; " The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
  11. make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; " plane the top of the door"
  12. Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.
  13. Any tree of the genus Platanus.
  14. Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To efface or remove.
  21. Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.
  22. The plane tree.
  23. Flat; level; even; without elevations or depressions.
  24. A flat or even surface; a grade or level of life; as, a person's social plane; a carpenter's tool for smoothing wood.
  25. To make level; make smooth or even with a tool.
  26. 1. A flat surface; see planum. 2. An imaginary surface formed by extension through any axis or two definite points, in reference especially to craniometry and to pelvimetry.
  27. A level surface: ( geom.) an even superficies.
  28. Plain: even: level: pertaining to, lying in, or forming a plane.
  29. A carpenter's tool.
  30. To make a surface ( as of wood) level.
  31. An even surface; tool for smoothing surfaces; tree with broad leaves.
  32. Level; even.
  33. To smooth with a plane.
  34. To make smooth or even; bring to a level; dress with a plane.
  35. Planer.
  36. Lying in a plane; level; flat.
  37. A flat surface.
  38. A grade of development; stage; level.
  39. Aero. The principal, or one of the principal supporting elements of an aeroplane.
  40. A tool for producing a smooth, even surface.
  41. The sycamore or buttonwood. planetree.
  42. Without elevations or depressions; even; flat. Plane chart, a chart constructed on the supposition of the earth and sea being an extended plane. Plane geometry, the geometry of figures on a plane surface. Plane sailing, the art of determining the ship's place on the supposition that she is moving on a plane. Plane- table, an instrument or board marked off into degrees from the centre.
  43. An even or level surface; an instrument used in smoothing boards.
  44. To make smooth. Inclined plane, a plane inclined to the horizon at any angle whatever.
  45. Level; flat; even; without elevations or depressions, as the surface of water at rest; opposed to a curved surface.
  46. An even or level surface; a surface without curvature; an imaginary surface assumed to cut and pass through a body, or one of the supposed curves of the celestial sphere; in surv., a level surface parallel to the horizon; a tool for smoothing wood.
  47. To make level or smooth, as with a carpenter's plane; to free from inequalities of surface.
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Quotes of plane

  1. Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you. – Muhammad Ali
  2. I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic. – Orlando Bloom
  3. The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat. – John le Carre
  4. I think differently, I think it's about reaching everybody on every different plane and every different level, and if I could remix the song and do a dance remix, that's great. If I could do a classical version, that'll be great too. It's all just about expression. – Deborah Cox
  5. We've already seen how it's going to come in, in a truck, like it did at Oklahoma City at the Federal building or it's going to come in by plane like it did at the World Trade Center. – Richard Drew
  6. And from a poise at this station the plane may swoop down, at great disadvantage if close to the back of the wave, at various slopes and directions till it cuts into the air that is being raised by the face of the following wave, which again enables it to resume its velocity. – Lawrence Hargrave
  7. But once you have satisfied your material needs, which I think every wealth creator should- the house, the car, the plane the boat- what comes next? – Tom Hunter
  8. People are very interested in having access to wireless data while they are on a plane – Steve Largent
  9. On a plane you can pick up more and better people than on any other public conveyance since the stagecoach. – Anita Loos
  10. When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. – Taryn Manning
  11. I've tried everything other than jumping out of a plane but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car. – Nigel Mansell
  12. The plane took off at 8 :10 in the morning- or that's when it was scheduled to take off. And that's when I believe it took off. I had been in my office at the Department of Justice. Someone told me that there had been the two strikes that occurred at the World Trade Center. – Ted Olson
  13. I remember my wife and I used to get on plane and see everybody else with their babies. They'd be putting strollers and car seats up above, and we'd think: Oh, please Lord, don't make us go through that. – Paul Reiser
  14. When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night, they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they, too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier. – Theodore White

Usage examples for plane

  1. I ought to fire this plane of mine. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  2. Generally, if the make of the plane is similar to those attached to the aviator's side he is able to recognize it by the special mark it carries. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward
  3. Barclay occupies a plane above it. – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  4. He'll probably come dashing up just as the plane takes off. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  5. Where is Lightwood's plane – The Great Drought by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  6. We are not on the same plane – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  7. " It will plane down and it is nothing we could help, Marta," said Mrs. Galland. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  8. Some may think this a decline from the lofty plane of the older school. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  9. Not so Frank, who, held in by the wheel, was carried down with the plane – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  10. The plane seemed to wait for a very long time. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  11. He was just a young kid and I never did believe that anything was really wrong with the plane – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  12. Behind the palace, on the slope of the Janiculan, are large and beautiful Gardens adorned with fountains, cypresses, and some grand old plane trees. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  13. And what had happened to Kress' plane – Lords of the Stratosphere by Arthur J. Burks
  14. Her love for Harry was never in that plane – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  15. Distance from or nearness to the sun or planets or their being scattered or all on the same plane or in a straight line has nothing to do with the supply of electric power from the sun. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  16. Now get in plane – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  17. If so, they might plane off a wide belt of hillside and carry the soil and broken timber into the valley. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. How many people were in this plane – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  19. We are told, however, that in actual trial the horizontal motion much increases the pressure under the falling plane and it is this fact on which the possibility of natural and artificial flight depends. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  20. The negroes led all the horses down an inclined plane into the cellar. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic

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