plane

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin planum (flat surface), a noun use of the neuter of planus (plain). The word was introduced in the seventeenth century to distinguish the geometrical senses from the other senses of plain.

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plane (comparative planer, superlative planest)

  1. Of a surface: flat or level.
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Noun[edit]

plane (plural planes)

  1. A level or flat surface.
  2. (geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane).
  3. A level of existence or development. (eg, astral plane)
  4. A roughly flat, thin, often moveable structure used to create lateral force by the flow of air or water over its surface, found on aircraft, submarines, etc.
  5. (computing, Unicode) Any of a number of designated ranges of sequential code points.
  6. (anatomy) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French, from Late Latin plana (planing tool), from plano (to level)

Noun[edit]

a rabbet plane

plane (plural planes)

  1. (countable) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.
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plane (third-person singular simple present planes, present participle planing, simple past and past participle planed)

  1. (transitive) To smooth (wood) with a plane.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviated from aeroplane.

Noun[edit]

plane (plural planes)

  1. An airplane; an aeroplane.
    • 2013 September 6, Tom Cheshire, “Solar-powered travel”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 13, page 34: 
      The plane is travelling impossibly slowly – 30km an hour – when it gently noses up and leaves the ground. With air beneath them, the rangy wings seem to gain strength; the fuselage that on the ground seemed flimsy becomes elegant, like a crane vaunting in flight. It seems not to fly, though, so much as float.
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plane (third-person singular simple present planes, present participle planing, simple past and past participle planed)

  1. (nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
  2. To glide or soar.
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Old French plane, from Latin platanus, from Ancient Greek πλάτανος (platanos), from πλατύς (platus, wide, broad).

Noun[edit]

plane (plural planes)

  1. (countable, botany) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.
  2. (Northern UK) A sycamore.
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French[edit]

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plane

  1. feminine form of plan

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plane

  1. first-person singular present indicative of planer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of planer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of planer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of planer
  5. second-person singular imperative of planer

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plane

  1. First-person singular present of planen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of planen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of planen.
  4. Imperative singular of planen.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From plānus (intelligible, clear).

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plānē (not comparable)

  1. distinctly, intelligibly
  2. wholly, quite, thoroughly
  3. (in answering) certainly, absolutely, by all reason, beyond a doubt

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  • plane in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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plane

  1. singular definite of plan
  2. plural form of plan

Swedish[edit]

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plane

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of plan.