plane

1
[ pleyn ]
/ pleɪn /

noun

adjective

flat or level, as a surface.
of or relating to planes or plane figures.

verb (used without object), planed, plan·ing.

Origin of plane

1
1400–50 for sense “to soar”; 1640–50 for noun and adj. senses; (noun) < Latin plānum flat surface (noun use of plānus flat); (adj.) < Latin plānus; first used to distinguish the geometrical senses formerly belonging to plain1; in def. 5, shortened form of airplane, aeroplane, or hydroplane; (v.) late Middle English planen (of a bird) to soar (compare Middle French planer); akin to plain1
Related formsplane·ness, noun
Can be confusedplain plan plane

Definition for planed (2 of 2)

plane

2
[ pleyn ]
/ pleɪn /

noun

Carpentry. any of various woodworking instruments for paring, truing, or smoothing, or for forming moldings, chamfers, rabbets, grooves, etc., by means of an inclined, adjustable blade moved along and against the piece being worked.
a trowellike tool for smoothing the surface of clay in a brick mold.

verb (used with object), planed, plan·ing.

to smooth or dress with or as if with a plane or a planer.
to remove by or as if by means of a plane (usually followed by away or off).

verb (used without object), planed, plan·ing.

to work with a plane.
to function as a plane.

Origin of plane

2
1275–1325; (noun) Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin plāna, derivative of plānāre to smooth, itself derivative of Latin plānus plain1; (v.) Middle English planen (< Middle French planer) < Late Latin plānāre
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British Dictionary definitions for planed (1 of 3)

plane

1
/ (pleɪn) /

noun

adjective

level or flat
maths (of a curve, figure, etc) lying entirely in one plane

verb (intr)

Derived Formsplaneness, noun

Word Origin for plane

C17: from Latin plānum level surface

British Dictionary definitions for planed (2 of 3)

plane

2
/ (pleɪn) /

noun

a tool with an adjustable sharpened steel blade set obliquely in a wooden or iron body, for levelling or smoothing timber surfaces, cutting mouldings or grooves, etc
a flat tool, usually metal, for smoothing the surface of clay or plaster in a mould

verb (tr)

to level, smooth, or cut (timber, wooden articles, etc) using a plane or similar tool
(often foll by off) to remove using a plane

Word Origin for plane

C14: via Old French from Late Latin plāna plane, from plānāre to level

British Dictionary definitions for planed (3 of 3)

plane

3
/ (pleɪn) /

noun

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Medicine definitions for planed

plane

[ plān ]

n.

A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it.
A flat or level surface.
An imaginary surface formed by extension through any axis of the body or through two definite points on the body.
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Science definitions for planed

plane

[ plān ]

Noun

A two-dimensional surface, any two of whose points can be joined by a straight line that lies entirely in the surface.

Adjective

Lying in a plane:a plane curve.
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Culture definitions for planed

plane


A geometrical location having only two dimensions — length and width (no height). (See coordinates and plane geometry.)

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