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[plan-ing] /ˈplæn ɪŋ/
the act or process of making a plan or plans.
Origin of planning
First recorded in 1740-50; plan + -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In all his plannings it was Pepita Jos had thought of first.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • This is all I have for the present to tell you of my dear self, or of our family doings or plannings.

    Maria Edgeworth Helen Zimmern
  • All her plannings looked toward a useful, cheery, comfortable life.

  • Your longings, plannings, difficulties are held open before Him.

  • However, talk of mere temporary repairs in condemned old buildings was quickly swallowed in plannings for the splendid new.

    V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • For two days beforehand “plannings ahead” enveloped the atmosphere like a cloud.

    Lady Cassandra Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • But he came upon me so sudden, all my plannings for years smashed to the wall.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • Hence the bigger town—in its very atmosphere emitting a friendly comfort toward plottings and plannings—is chosen.

  • He was in good spirits over his plannings for his party and had not been lonesome.

  • But the people can justly require them to give these a proper place in their plannings and efforts.

Word Origin and History for plannings



1748, verbal noun from plan (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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