Origin of planning
- 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
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Examples from the Web for planning
Contemporary Examples of planning
News clips, sound bites, and planning details were shared on those platforms.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
Hearst is to be released from prison and is planning to marry.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
During an interview Tuesday about an unrelated matter, The Daily Beast asked Trump if he is planning on running this time around.Trump Is ‘Thinking About’ a Run at the White House Again
December 2, 2014
But the government is planning to throw her in jail—no court date, son be damned.The FBI’s Bogus ISIS Bust
November 21, 2014
Sabrina quickly realized that none of her extended family members were planning to write back to her.How A Muslim Dad Reacted To His Daughter Coming Out
November 21, 2014
Historical Examples of planning
To prevent this, they were planning the capture of Beauséjour.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
On the level, now, do you think you could get away with that young Gilder scheme you've been planning?Within the Law
You have barely finished your experiments, and now you're planning my ruin.The Bacillus of Beauty
For that they were planning evil against the gods, his children.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
In the name of all that's holy, what are you doing or planning to do?Her Father's Daughter
- 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
1748, verbal noun from plan (v.).
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