Origin of planned
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 planned
Contemporary Examples of planned
As she discussed her understanding of the voting rights campaign and how she planned to recreate it, I grew more relieved.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
Rather than downing a handful of pills, I planned to take my life by opening a vein in each wrist.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
However, an article designed to act as a tie-in to the piece has been published as planned in the BBC magazine Radio Times.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla
December 30, 2014
“You may be the only person at that rally,” Bratton said of those who planned to show up.NYC’s Garner Protesters vs. Pro-Cop Protesters
December 20, 2014
Not that he ever planned to engage in the controversy directly.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of planned
To all who hated Church and King, and planned their overthrow.
So she planned her battle, ignorant that she had lost already.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Talimeco was a White Town; how should I know that she planned killing in it.The Trail Book
He had planned this sudden accusation with subtle forethought.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It was he who had planned the conquest of Corsica, and annexed it to France.The Boy Life of Napoleon
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