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.
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Other definitions for plan (2 of 2)
How to use plan in a sentence
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.
And this, I would say, not always in conscious design, but some of it happening quite without preplanned intent.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
You have said she is too cold, you have said you thought that all this was preplanned.
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
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.
British Dictionary definitions for plan
Word Origin for plan
Other Idioms and Phrases with plan
In addition to the idiom beginning with plan
- plan on
- best-laid plans