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  Definition of plan
  1. scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"
  2. an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
  3. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
  4. make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
  5. have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
  6. make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
  7. make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
Similar Words: architectural plan, design, program, programme, be after, project, contrive

 

Hyponyms: elevation, floor plan, configuration, constellation, layout, trap, snare, hotel plan, meal plan, audit program, audit programme, outline, schema, scheme, master plan, blueprint, design, pattern, plan of action, regimen, regime, project, projection, agenda, docket, schedule, pension plan, pension account, retirement plan, retirement savings plan, retirement savings account, retirement account, retirement program, employee savings plan, road map, guideline, stock purchase plan, budget, chart, propose, frame, compose, draw up, plot, intend, destine, designate, specify, mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate, lay out, think out, draw a bead on, aspire, aim, shoot for, hope, go for, concert, map, map out, redesign, draft, draught

 

Derivational Morphology: design, project, contrive, program, programme, planner, contriver, deviser, planning, invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, purpose, intent, intention, aim, projection, undertaking, task, labor, preparation, provision, architectural plan, designing, architect, designer

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 計劃 and 计划   Dutch: ontwerpen and plan  
Finnish: suunnitella and suunnitelma   French: plan and projeter  
German: Plan and planen   Greek: σχεδιάζω  
Hungarian: terv and tervezni   Italian: piano and progettare  
Japanese: 計画 and 計画する   Korean: 계획 and 계획하다  
Polish: planować   Portuguese: planejar and plano  
Russian: план and планировать   Spanish: plan and planear  
Swedish: planera  
 
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