- an airplane or a hydroplane: to take a plane to Dallas.
- a thin, flat or curved, extended section of an airplane or a hydroplane, affording a supporting surface.
Origin of plane1
OTHER WORDS FROM planeplaneness, noun
Other definitions for plane (2 of 3)
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How to use plane in a sentence
Another who had moved across the country said Erasquin bought her a plane ticket home but threatened to cancel her return flight when she did not come see him.Matthew Erasquin, Arlington lawyer, accused of paying underage girls for sex|Rachel Weiner|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Yes, flying in a plane means you’re in an indoor space with other people.The CDC’s Thanksgiving warning isn’t really about travel|Sy Mukherjee|November 20, 2020|Fortune
“This plane should be avoided by the flying public,” he said.FAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max after crashes in 2018 and 2019 grounded the jet|Michael Laris, Lori Aratani, Ian Duncan|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Those are the things that make me, more than ever, want to get on a plane and head toward them, as I’ve done almost every year during the holidays.
It’s called a drone, but it’s more like a plane with two wings.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society|Jason Sparapani|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I…saw…18th-century hand-hewn and hand-planed joists and beams with extremely wide floorboards right above them….Is This the Tavern Where Washington Drank After Beating the British?|William Bryk|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is cut and planed to size while lying flat on a board, the plane being pushed along on its side on the bench top.
The heat will expand the wood and raise it enough so that the spot can be planed and smoothed in the usual manner.
When she looked west the land was empty to the horizon, and a flock of big sand-hill cranes planed down the wind.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
Drive a pin perpendicularly into the face of the board, near the middle of the planed edge.A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
On the rim and on the outer slopes just below it are a number of glacier grooved and planed rock-surfaces.Your National Parks|Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for plane (1 of 3)
- short for aeroplane
- a wing or supporting surface of an aircraft or hydroplane