- The definition of a plan is a document, program or diagram that shows how to proceed.
An example of a plan is a list of tasks for accomplishing a project.
- To plan is defined as to develop a scheme or program to get something done.
An example of to plan is a teacher coming up with the curriculum for her class.
- a drawing or diagram showing the arrangement in horizontal section of a structure, piece of ground, etc.
- a scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
- a method of proceeding
- any outline or sketch
- in perspective, any of several planes thought of as perpendicular to the line of sight and between the eye and the object
Origin of planFr, plan, plane, foundation: merging of plan (; from Classical Latin planus: see plain) with Middle French plant ; from Italian pianta ; from Classical Latin planta, sole of the foot: see plant
- to make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
- to devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
- to have in mind as a project or purpose
to make plans
plano- (sense ): used before a vowel
- An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective: a plan for improving math instruction.
- A proposed or intended course of action: had no plans for the evening.
- A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: a seating plan; the plan of a story.
- A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something.
- In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted.
- A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit: a pension plan.
verbplanned, plan·ning, plans
- To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of: plan a campaign.
- To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend: They plan to buy a house.
- To draw or make a graphic representation of.
To make plans.
Origin of planFrench, alteration (influenced by plan, flat surface) of plant, ground plan, map, from planter, to plant, from Latin plantare, from planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of plano–.
- (nautical, military) The People's Liberation Army Navy.
- (US) A particular standardized examination taken by high-school students.