plan
I. noun Etymology: French, plane, foundation, ground plan; partly from Latin planum level ground, from neuter of planus level; partly from French planter to plant, fix in place, from Late Latin plantare — more at floor, plant Date: 1706 1. a drawing or diagram drawn on a plane: as a. a top or horizontal view of an object b. a large-scale map of a small area 2. a. a method for achieving an end b. an often customary method of doing something ; procedure c. a detailed formulation of a program of action d. goal, aim 3. an orderly arrangement of parts of an overall design or objective 4. a detailed program (as for payment or the provision of some service) <
pension plan
>
planless adjectiveplanlessly adverbplanlessness noun Synonyms: plan, design, plot, scheme, project mean a method devised for making or doing something or achieving an end. plan always implies mental formulation and sometimes graphic representation <
plans for a house
>
. design often suggests a particular pattern and some degree of achieved order or harmony <
a design for a new dress
>
. plot implies a laying out in clearly distinguished sections with attention to their relations and proportions <
the plot of the play
>
. scheme stresses calculation of the end in view and may apply to a plan motivated by craftiness and self-interest <
a scheme to defraud the government
>
. project often stresses imaginative scope and vision <
a project to develop the waterfront
>
. II. verb (planned; planning) Date: 1728 transitive verb 1. to arrange the parts of ; design <
plan a new layout
>
2. to devise or project the realization or achievement of <
planned their escape
>
3. to have in mind ; intend <
plans to leave soon
>
intransitive verb 1. to make plans <
plan ahead
>
2. to have a specified intention — used with on <
plans on going
>
planner noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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