verb (used with object), planned, plan·ning.
verb (used without object), planned, plan·ning.
- plan b,
- plan on,
- plan position indicator,
- plan view,
Origin of plan
Examples from the Web for well-planned
Moscow officials suggested that the attack on the Russian embassy was a well-planned action.
For many this seems more like a well-planned campaign than mere coincidence.What the Troops in Afghanistan Are Saying About Bergdahl|Nick Willard|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This was serious, well-planned, well-executed,” Quigley said.
His life is well-planned and hard-won; he has a stable, do-gooding career.
The girl forgot her prayer in the horror of the discovery that there was to be a hitch in the well-planned arrangements.Castle Craneycrow|George Barr McCutcheon
But in Ireland they are known as years of well-planned improvement in the practical administration.The Earl of Mayo|William Wilson Hunter
It was on the ground floor, but it was quiet, large but not enormous, and well-planned.The Way of Ambition|Robert Hichens
Such an accurate division of groups reveals the fact of a conscious and well-planned interference with the natural order.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
Many a well-planned attack has been defeated by the warning-snort of the sentinel mustang.The War Trail|Mayne Reid
adjective (well planned when postpositive)
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