plan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French plan (a ground-plot of a building), from plan (flat), a later form of the vernacular plain, from Latin planus (flat, plane); see plain, plane.

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Noun[edit]

plan (plural plans)

  1. 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.
    The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.
  2. A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.
    He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.
  3. A two-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.
    Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.
  4. A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
    • Wordsworth
      The simple plan, / That they should take who have the power, / And they should keep who can.

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  • A plan ("set of intended actions") can be developed, executed, implemented, ignored, abandoned, scrapped, changed, etc.

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  • (2-dimensional drawing of a building) blueprint

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Verb[edit]

plan (third-person singular simple present plans, present participle planning, simple past and past participle planned)

  1. (transitive) To design (a building, machine, etc.).
    The architect planned the building for the client.
  2. (transitive) To create a plan for.
    They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.
  3. (intransitive) To intend.
    • 2013 August 10, “Can China clean up fast enough?”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
    He planned to go, but work intervened.
  4. See plan on.
    I was planning on going, but something came up.
  5. (intransitive) To make a plan.
    They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies.

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Dutch[edit]

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plan n (plural plannen, diminutive plannetje n)

  1. A set of intended actions, through which one expects to achieve a goal.
  2. A technical drawing.
  3. A detailed map.

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Verb[edit]

plan

  1. first-person singular present indicative of plannen
  2. imperative of plannen

French[edit]

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plan m (plural plans)

  1. plan
  2. map (schematic maps of streets, subways, etc.)

Adjective[edit]

plan m (feminine plane, masculine plural plans, feminine plural planes)

  1. planar

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

plan (comparative planer, superlative am plansten)

  1. planar

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  • plan in Duden online

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From German, from Latin.

Noun[edit]

plan n (definite singular planet, indefinite plural plan, definite plural plana)

  1. plane
  2. level

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

plan m (definite singular planen, indefinite plural planar, definite plural planane)

  1. plan
    Kva er planen din?
    What's your plan?

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin.

Adjective[edit]

plan (masculine and feminine plan, neuter plant, definite singular and plural plane, comparative planare, indefinite superlative planast, definite superlative planaste)

  1. plane, flat

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Polish[edit]

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plan m

  1. plan
  2. set (scenery for a film or play)

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  • plan” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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plȃn m (Cyrillic spelling пла̑н)

  1. plan

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Spanish[edit]

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From Latin planus

Noun[edit]

plan m (plural planes)

  1. plan
  2. intention
  3. (colloquial) mood
    • Vamos en plan rómantico.
      • We’re going in a romantic mood.

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Swedish[edit]

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plan (comparative planare, superlative planast)

  1. flat; horizontal (of a surface)

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plan n

  1. (mathematics) a plane; flat surface.
  2. a plane; level of existence
    • astralplan
      • astral plane
  3. an aeroplane

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plan c

  1. a drawing showing how to construct a building, machine, etc.
  2. a set of intended actions, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

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Volapük[edit]

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plan (plural plans)

  1. plant (botany)

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