verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.
verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.
Origin of plan
Synonyms for plan
Examples from the Web for planless
Historical Examples of planless
As there appeared no change in their drowsy relations, she forgot all about it, and life was planless.Main Street
It was a planless, incoherent ebullition of enterprise due to temporary and almost accidental advantages over the rest of mankind.A Short History of the World
H. G. Wells
Democracy, if it means anything, means the rule of the planless man, the rule of the unkempt mind.The Research Magnificent
H. G. Wells
But the planless system which so many follow never gives satisfactory results.Amateur Gardencraft
Eben E. Rexford
Things happened to him so much of late, his own efforts had counted for so little, that he had become passive and planless.The War in the Air
Herbert George Wells
verb plans, planning or planned
Word Origin for plan
1670s as a technical term in perspective drawing; 1706 as "drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object," from French plan "ground plan, map," literally "plane surface" (mid-16c.), from Latin planum "level or flat surface," noun use of adjective planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). The notion is of "a drawing on a flat surface." Meaning "scheme of action, design" is first recorded 1706, possibly influenced by French planter "to plant," from Italian planta "ground plan."
In addition to the idiom beginning with plan
- plan on
- best-laid plans