Plane Plane, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Planed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Planing}.] [Cf. F. planer, L. planare, fr. planus. See {Plane}, a., {Plain}, a., and cf. {Planish}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To efface or remove. [1913 Webster]

He planed away the names . . . written on his tables. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. Figuratively, to make plain or smooth. [R.] [1913 Webster]

What student came but that you planed her path. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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