verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.
verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.
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Origin of plan
synonym study for plan
historical usage of plan
The meaning “an organized proposal or scheme of action” first appeared in 1635; the more etymological meaning “a drawing or diagram of an object made by projection on a horizontal plane” appeared in 1664.
The earliest citation for “a formal program for specified benefits” is first recorded in 1912, with specific reference to a savings plan.
OTHER WORDS FROM plan
Definition for plan (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for plan
She claimed the attack in Libya was “spontaneous” and not preplanned.Write About Terrorism? Nah, Let’s All Bash Mitt Romney Instead!|Kirsten Powers|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.
You have said she is too cold, you have said you thought that all this was 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
British Dictionary definitions for plan
verb plans, planning or planned
Word Origin for plan
Idioms and Phrases with plan
In addition to the idiom beginning with plan
- plan on
- best-laid plans