- a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance: battle plans.
- a design or scheme of arrangement: an elaborate plan for seating guests.
- a specific project or definite purpose: plans for the future.
- Also called plan view. a drawing made to scale to represent the top view or a horizontal section of a structure or a machine, as a floor layout of a building.
- a representation of a thing drawn on a plane, as a map or diagram: a plan of the dock area.
- (in perspective drawing) one of several planes in front of a represented object, and perpendicular to the line between the object and the eye.
- a formal program for specified benefits, needs, etc.: a pension plan.
- to arrange a method or scheme beforehand for (any work, enterprise, or proceeding): to plan a new recreation center.
- to make plans for: to plan one's vacation.
- to draw or make a diagram or layout of, as a building.
- to make plans: to plan ahead; to plan for one's retirement.
Origin of plan
Synonyms for planSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for well-planneddiplomatic, available, timely, beneficial, good, helpful, advantageous, conducive, acceptable, comfortable, favorable, proper, agreeable, user-friendly, suitable, handy, opportune, commodious, crackerjack, smooth
Examples from the Web for well-planned
Contemporary Examples of well-planned
Moscow officials suggested that the attack on the Russian embassy was a well-planned action.Tension With Russia Boils Over in Kiev
June 15, 2014
For many this seems more like a well-planned campaign than mere coincidence.What the Troops in Afghanistan Are Saying About Bergdahl
June 10, 2014
“This was serious, well-planned, well-executed,” Quigley said.Victims of the Libyan Consulate Attack
September 13, 2012
His life is well-planned and hard-won; he has a stable, do-gooding career.How I Transformed My Boyfriend Into a Booty Call
November 8, 2008
Historical Examples of well-planned
He saw at once the premeditated and well-planned villany of Vargrave.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
As in the production of form a well-planned design should be prepared.The Potter's Craft
Charles F. Binns
So my friend and I started on a well-planned tour of investigation.Glimpses into the Abyss
It is well-planned deception, but I shall take no chances with them.The War-Trail Fort
James Willard Schultz
For this, moral qualities are as necessary as well-planned, well-equipped houses.The Quiver, 11/1899
- (of an event, project, etc) suitably devised or drafted in advance to ensure success
- a detailed scheme, method, etc, for attaining an objective
- (sometimes plural) a proposed, usually tentative idea for doing something
- a drawing to scale of a horizontal section through a building taken at a given level; a view from above an object or an area in orthographic projectionCompare ground plan (def. 1), elevation (def. 5)
- an outline, sketch, etc
- (in perspective drawing) any of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision and between the eye and object depicted
- to form a plan (for) or make plans (for)
- (tr) to make a plan of (a building)
- (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to have in mind as a purpose; intend
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