- planned economy,
- planned obsolescence,
- planned parenthood,
- planning blight,
- planning permission,
Origin of planning
verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.
verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.
Origin of plan
Examples from the Web for planning
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Hearst is to be released from prison and is planning to marry.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Olivia Nuzzi|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the government is planning to throw her in jail—no court date, son be damned.
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|Moral Courage|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the home was ready God set Himself to bringing the new life He was planning.Quiet Talks with World Winners|S. D. Gordon
The long walk over the blossoming prairie was wonderful and the other delighted youngsters thanked Mabel for planning the trip.Girls of Highland Hall|Carolyn Watson Rankin
Only a day or two before he was taken away he was planning things that were to take place years in the future.Lee and Longstreet at High Tide|Helen D. Longstreet
As they rode home the man asked the boy what he was planning to do.Historic Boyhoods|Rupert Sargent Holland
Why couldn't he relax into a life such as they led, without all this talk of effort and planning?The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
verb plans, planning or planned
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