- a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans.
- a design or scheme of arrangement: an elaborate plan for seating guests.
- a specific project or definite purpose: plans for the future.
- Also called plan view. a drawing made to scale to represent the top view or a horizontal section of a structure or a machine, as a floor layout of a building.
- a representation of a thing drawn on a plane, as a map or diagram: a plan of the dock area.
- (in perspective drawing) one of several planes in front of a represented object, and perpendicular to the line between the object and the eye.
- a formal program for specified benefits, needs, etc.: a pension plan.
- to arrange a method or scheme beforehand for (any work, enterprise, or proceeding): to plan a new recreation center.
- to make plans for: to plan one's vacation.
- to draw or make a diagram or layout of, as a building.
- to make plans: to plan ahead; to plan for one's retirement.
Origin of plan
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Examples from the Web for well-planned
Moscow officials suggested that the attack on the Russian embassy was a well-planned action.Tension With Russia Boils Over in Kiev
June 15, 2014
For many this seems more like a well-planned campaign than mere coincidence.What the Troops in Afghanistan Are Saying About Bergdahl
June 10, 2014
“This was serious, well-planned, well-executed,” Quigley said.Victims of the Libyan Consulate Attack
September 13, 2012
His life is well-planned and hard-won; he has a stable, do-gooding career.How I Transformed My Boyfriend Into a Booty Call
November 8, 2008
He saw at once the premeditated and well-planned villany of Vargrave.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
As in the production of form a well-planned design should be prepared.The Potter's Craft
Charles F. Binns
So my friend and I started on a well-planned tour of investigation.Glimpses into the Abyss
It is well-planned deception, but I shall take no chances with them.The War-Trail Fort
James Willard Schultz
For this, moral qualities are as necessary as well-planned, well-equipped houses.The Quiver, 11/1899
- (of an event, project, etc) suitably devised or drafted in advance to ensure success
- a detailed scheme, method, etc, for attaining an objective
- (sometimes plural) a proposed, usually tentative idea for doing something
- a drawing to scale of a horizontal section through a building taken at a given level; a view from above an object or an area in orthographic projectionCompare ground plan (def. 1), elevation (def. 5)
- an outline, sketch, etc
- (in perspective drawing) any of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision and between the eye and object depicted
- to form a plan (for) or make plans (for)
- (tr) to make a plan of (a building)
- (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to have in mind as a purpose; intend
Word Origin and History for well-planned
1670s as a technical term in perspective drawing; 1706 as "drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object," from French plan "ground plan, map," literally "plane surface" (mid-16c.), from Latin planum "level or flat surface," noun use of adjective planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). The notion is of "a drawing on a flat surface." Meaning "scheme of action, design" is first recorded 1706, possibly influenced by French planter "to plant," from Italian planta "ground plan."