- arranged, organized, or done in accordance with a plan: a planned attack.
Origin of planned
- a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans.
- a design or scheme of arrangement: an elaborate plan for seating guests.
- a specific project or definite purpose: plans for the future.
- Also called plan view. a drawing made to scale to represent the top view or a horizontal section of a structure or a machine, as a floor layout of a building.
- a representation of a thing drawn on a plane, as a map or diagram: a plan of the dock area.
- (in perspective drawing) one of several planes in front of a represented object, and perpendicular to the line between the object and the eye.
- a formal program for specified benefits, needs, etc.: a pension plan.
- to arrange a method or scheme beforehand for (any work, enterprise, or proceeding): to plan a new recreation center.
- to make plans for: to plan one's vacation.
- to draw or make a diagram or layout of, as a building.
- to make plans: to plan ahead; to plan for one's retirement.
Origin of plan
Synonyms for planSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
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
- a detailed scheme, method, etc, for attaining an objective
- (sometimes plural) a proposed, usually tentative idea for doing something
- a drawing to scale of a horizontal section through a building taken at a given level; a view from above an object or an area in orthographic projectionCompare ground plan (def. 1), elevation (def. 5)
- an outline, sketch, etc
- (in perspective drawing) any of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision and between the eye and object depicted
- to form a plan (for) or make plans (for)
- (tr) to make a plan of (a building)
- (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to have in mind as a purpose; intend
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