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Present Participle: planning
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 plan•ning
(plan ′ing), USA pronunciation n.
the act or process of making a plan or plans. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017 plan /plæn/
USA pronunciation n., v., planned, plan•ning. n.
[ countable ]
a way, idea, or method of acting, proceeding, etc., developed in advance: a battle plan.
a design or arrangement: a seating plan.
Buildinga drawing made to represent the top view or a side view of a structure or a machine, as a floor layout of a building.
an outline, diagram, or sketch: He drew a quick plan of the bank vault.
a program providing for specified benefits, etc.: a pension plan. v.
to put together a plan or scheme for: The city wants to plan a new park. [~ + object ]
to make plans for: We had already planned our vacation for that week. [~ + object ] It was time to plan for retirement. [no object ]
Building to draw or make a plan of, as a building. [~ + object ] to have in mind as an intention: What are you planning for her retirement party? [~ + object ] I planned to be there on time. [~ + to + verb ] I hadn't planned on seeing you today. [~ + on + verb-ing ]
plan•ner, n. [ countable ] WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 plan
(plan), USA pronunciation n., v., planned, plan•ning. n.
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.
BuildingAlso 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. v.t.
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.
Buildingto draw or make a diagram or layout of, as a building. v.i.
to make plans: to plan ahead; to plan for one's retirement.
plan ′less, adj.
plan ′less•ly, adv.
plan ′less•ness, n.
French: ground, plan, groundwork, scheme, noun, nominal use of the adjective, adjectival: flat, plane 1, learned borrowing of Latin plānus level (compare plain 1) 1670–80
1. plot, formula, system. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 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. 4. sketch, draft, diagram, chart. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 8. design, devise, plot. See corresponding entry in Unabridged plan-,
var. of plano- 1 before a vowel: planate.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
plan / plæn/ n 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 projection an outline, sketch, etc vb ( ) plans, planning, planned to form a plan (for) or make plans (for) ( transitive) to make a plan of (a building) ( tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to have in mind as a purpose; intend Etymology: 18 th Century: via French from Latin plānus flat; compare plane 1, plain 1
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