ground plan
noun Date: 1731 1. a plan of a floor of a building as distinguished from an elevation 2. a first or basic plan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ground plan — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground plan — ground plans 1) N COUNT In British English, a ground plan is a plan of the ground floor of a building. In American English, a ground plan is a plan of any floor of a building. 2) N COUNT A ground plan is a basic plan for future action …   English dictionary

  • ground plan — n 1.) a drawing of how a building is arranged at ground level, showing the size, position, and shape of walls, rooms etc = ↑floor plan 2.) a plan for doing something in the future ▪ documents which formed the ground plan for the welfare state …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground plan — ground′ plan n. 1) sur the plan of a floor of a building 2) a first or fundamental plan • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • ground plan — n. 1. FLOOR PLAN 2. a first or basic plan …   English World dictionary

  • ground plan — index arrangement (plan), blueprint Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ground plan — ground ,plan noun count a drawing that shows the shape of a building or group of buildings from above …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ground plan — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ground plan : singular ground plan plural ground plans a drawing that shows the shape of a building or group of buildings from above …   English dictionary

  • ground plan — /ˈgraʊnd plæn / (say grownd plan) noun 1. the plan of a ground floor of a building. 2. first or fundamental plan …   Australian English dictionary

  • ground plan — noun a floor plan for the ground level of a building • Hypernyms: ↑floor plan …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground plan — noun (C) 1 a drawing of how a building is arranged at ground level, showing the size, position, and shape of walls, rooms etc 2 a plan of how something will happen in the future …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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