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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How to use plan in a sentence
The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The various members met for the first time when they traveled to Gambia at the beginning of December to carry out their plan.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her new comments will only add to ongoing speculation that the Yorks plan, one day, to remarry.Fergie Dives Into Prince Andrew’s Sex Scandal|Tom Sykes|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The family behind Sotto Sotto says that they plan to rebuild, but an insider tells me it may be a while.The Fiery Death of Sotto Sotto, Toronto’s Celebrity Hotspot|Shinan Govani|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They shall plan how this may be done with due propriety, and shall advise us of their action.
Gordon gave a bitter laugh and went on, with the same strange, serious air of explaining his plan.Confidence|Henry James
Joachim, as time showed, never forgave the Emperor for the failure of his cherished plan.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Ripperda's attention was next directed to put his plan of escape, in train for execution.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Still another kind of war credit bank was created on the co-operative plan to assist the middle and lower classes.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for plan
Word Origin for plan
Other Idioms and Phrases with plan
In addition to the idiom beginning with plan
- plan on
- best-laid plans