the act or process of making a plan or plans.

Origin of planning

First recorded in 1740–50; plan + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for plannings

plan, outlining, devising

Examples from the Web for plannings

Historical Examples of plannings

  • The next day there were great negotiations and plannings as to our future course.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

  • He was in good spirits over his plannings for his party and had not been lonesome.

  • In all his plannings it was Pepita Jos had thought of first.

    The Pretty Sister Of Jos

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • But he came upon me so sudden, all my plannings for years smashed to the wall.

    Hungry Hearts

    Anzia Yezierska

  • This is all I have for the present to tell you of my dear self, or of our family doings or plannings.

    Maria Edgeworth

    Helen Zimmern

Word Origin and History for plannings



1748, verbal noun from plan (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper