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ground plan

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noun
  1. Also called groundplot. the plan of a floor of a building.
  2. first or fundamental plan.
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Origin of ground plan

First recorded in 1725–35
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Related Words for ground plan

picture, sketch, outline, graph, design, plan, print, drawing, blueprint, summary, framework, synopsis, draft, idea, deal, system, strategy, project, intention, program

Examples from the Web for ground plan

Historical Examples of ground plan

  • "I've just seen a sort of ground-plan of the castle," said Miss Elsie cheerfully.

    A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories

    Bret Harte

  • I made a list of these and have printed them on the margin of my ground-plan (fig. 133).

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • These arrangements will be understood from the ground-plan (fig. 129).

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • In his treatise I find the ground-plan of your chief positions.

  • Line we need, not only for our ground-plan and framework, but also to define or express our forms.


British Dictionary definitions for ground plan

ground plan

noun
  1. a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp one to scaleSee also plan (def. 3) Compare elevation (def. 5)
  2. a preliminary or basic outline
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