Definition of Plan

1. Noun. A series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished. "They discussed plans for a new bond issue"




2. Verb. Have the will and intention to carry out some action. "They plan to move "; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
Exact synonyms: Be After
Specialized synonyms: Think Out, Aim, Aspire, Draw A Bead On, Shoot For, Go For, Hope
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean, Think

3. Noun. An arrangement scheme. "A plan for seating guests"
Exact synonyms: Design
Generic synonyms: Arrangement, Organisation, Organization, System
Specialized synonyms: Configuration, Constellation, Layout, Snare, Trap, Hotel Plan, Meal Plan
Derivative terms: Design, Design

4. Verb. Make plans for something. "Sam and Sue plan the movie "; "He is planning a trip with his family"

5. Noun. Scale drawing of a structure. "The plans for City Hall were on file"
Exact synonyms: Architectural Plan
Generic synonyms: Drawing
Specialized synonyms: Elevation, Floor Plan

6. Verb. Make or work out a plan for; devise. "Did he plan his major works over a short period of time?"; "Plan an attack"
Exact synonyms: Contrive, Design, Project
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Specialized synonyms: Plot, Concert, Map, Map Out
Derivative terms: Contriver, Design, Design, Design, Planner, Planning, Project, Project

7. Verb. Make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form. "Plan the new wing of the museum"
Exact synonyms: Design
Specialized synonyms: Engineer, Redesign, Blueprint, Draft, Draught
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Derivative terms: Design, Design, Design, Designer, Designing, Planner, Planning

Definition of Plan

1. n. 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. v. t. To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.

Definition of Plan

1. Initialism. (nautical military China) People's Liberation Army Navy ¹

2. Initialism. (American English) A particular standardized examination taken by high-school students. ¹

3. Noun. A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc. ¹

4. Noun. A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal. ¹

5. Noun. A 2-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To design a building, machine, etc. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To create a plan for. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To intend. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plan

1. to formulate a plan (a method for achieving an end) [v PLANNED, PLANNING, PLANS]

Medical Definition of Plan

1. 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 Body, Floor, etc. Synonym: Scheme, draught, delineation, plot, sketch, project, design, contrivance, device. See Scheme. Origin: F, fr. L. Planus flat, level. See Plain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plan

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