verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.
verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.
Origin of plan
Synonyms for plan
Related Words for preplannedfixed, prearranged, premeditated, set, proposed, fated, deliberate, doomed, determined, planned, destined, settled, calculated, foreordained, agreed, preordained, predestined, rig, frame, dispose
Examples from the Web for preplanned
Contemporary Examples of preplanned
She claimed the attack in Libya was “spontaneous” and not preplanned.Write About Terrorism? Nah, Let’s All Bash Mitt Romney Instead!
September 28, 2012
One leader says there was a preplanned plot from abroad, and 50 people have been arrested in the Benghazi siege.
“We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned,” Rice said.
They were not brought out in the thousands to protect a preplanned procession of the already vulnerable Shiite community.Maid Murder Rocks Pakistan
February 8, 2010
Historical Examples of preplanned
No, but the whole thing seemed to be a kind of a preplanned thing.
You said that you were beginning to wonder whether this is a preplanned affair.
If there is no public fallout shelter near your home, prepare a permanent or preplanned family shelter at home.In Time Of Emergency
Department of Defense
You have said she is too cold, you have said you thought that all this was preplanned.
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