plan

[ plan ]
/ plæn /

noun

verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.

verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.

to make plans: to plan ahead; to plan for one's retirement.

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Origin of plan

1670–80; < French: ground, plan, groundwork, scheme, noun use of the adj.: flat, plane1, learned borrowing of Latin plānus level (cf. plain1)

synonym study for plan

1. Plan, project, design, scheme imply a formulated method of doing something. Plan refers to any method of thinking out acts and purposes beforehand: What are your plans for today? A project is a proposed or tentative plan, often elaborate or extensive: an irrigation project. Design suggests art, dexterity, or craft (sometimes evil and selfish) in the elaboration or execution of a plan, and often tends to emphasize the purpose in view: a misunderstanding brought about by design. A scheme is apt to be either a speculative, possibly impracticable, plan, or a selfish or dishonest one: a scheme to swindle someone.

OTHER WORDS FROM plan

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH plan

plain plan plane
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British Dictionary definitions for unplanned (1 of 2)

unplanned
/ (ʌnˈplænd) /

adjective

not plannedan unplanned baby

British Dictionary definitions for unplanned (2 of 2)

plan
/ (plæn) /

noun

verb plans, planning or planned

Word Origin for plan

C18: via French from Latin plānus flat; compare plane 1, plain 1
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Idioms and Phrases with unplanned

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