Definitions for: Plan


[n] scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"
[n] an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
[n] 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"
[v] make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
[v] 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"
[v] make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
[v] make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"



Webster (1913) Definition: Plan, n. [F., fr. L. planus flat, level. See Plain, a.]
1. 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. 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.

God's plans like lines pure and white unfold. --M.
R. Smith.

3. A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

The simple plan, That they should take who have the
power, And they should keep who can. --Wordsworth.

Body plan, Floor plan, etc. See under Body, Floor,
etc.

Syn: Scheme; draught; delineation; plot; sketch; project;
design; contrivance; device. See Scheme.


Plan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Planned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Planning.]
1. To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by
a diagram.

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

Even in penance, planning sins anew. --Goldsmith.

Synonyms: architectural plan, be after, contrive, design, design, program, programme, project

See Also: agenda, aim, arrangement, aspire, blueprint, blueprint, budget, cerebrate, chart, cogitate, compose, concert, create by mental act, create mentally, designate, destine, direct, docket, draft, draught, draw up, drawing, elevation, employee savings plan, engineer, engineer, floor plan, frame, go for, hope, hotel plan, idea, intend, lay out, layout, map, map out, master plan, mastermind, meal plan, mean, orchestrate, organisation, organise, organization, organize, outline, outline, pattern, pension plan, plan of action, plot, project, project, projection, propose, redesign, regime, regimen, retirement plan, retirement program, schedule, schedule, schema, scheme, scheme, shoot for, snare, specify, stock purchase plan, system, think, think out, thought, trap

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