verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.
verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.
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Origin of plan
synonym study for plan
historical usage of plan
The meaning “an organized proposal or scheme of action” first appeared in 1635; the more etymological meaning “a drawing or diagram of an object made by projection on a horizontal plane” appeared in 1664.
The earliest citation for “a formal program for specified benefits” is first recorded in 1912, with specific reference to a savings plan.
OTHER WORDS FROM plan
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Definition for plan (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for plan
The plan is to refresh data constantly and solicit at least 10,000 more survey responses each quarter for the foreseeable future to make sure our audience data is up to date and accurate as peoples’ lives change.
Others are hearing from new couples for plans for next year.‘The biggest theme is uncertainty’: How coronavirus has changed the wedding industry|Kristina Monllos|July 15, 2020|Digiday
All four major holding companies announced plans for layoffs and furloughs to deal with the downturn.Digiday Research: Over a third of agency employees report pay cuts, 25% report layoffs|Shareen Pathak|June 29, 2020|Digiday
In addition to these efforts, we have committed to the 12 actions developed by 600 & Rising and are implementing plans for each.‘Long road ahead’: Ad agencies are releasing diversity data — and admitting their shortcomings|Kristina Monllos|June 23, 2020|Digiday
As lockdowns ease, there’s a willingness among many advertisers to deviate from their tried-and-tested media plans.‘It’s a dangerous time to go dark’: Advertisers prepare for an uncertain summer|Seb Joseph|June 10, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for plan
verb plans, planning or planned
Word Origin for plan
Idioms and Phrases with plan
In addition to the idiom beginning with plan
- plan on
- best-laid plans