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plan meaning

EN[plæn] [plɛən] [-æn]
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  • A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective. See also strategy. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal.
  • Plans can be formal or informal:
  • Structured and formal plans, used by multiple people, are more likely to occur in projects, diplomacy, careers, economic development, military campaigns, combat, sports, games, or in the conduct of other business.
  • Informal or ad hoc plans are created by individuals in all of their pursuits.
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    Definition of plan in English Dictionary

  • NounPLplans
    1. A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.
      1. The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.
    2. A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.
      1. He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.
    3. A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.
      1. Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.
    4. A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
    5. VerbSGplansPRplanningPT, PPplanned
      1. VT To design (a building, machine, etc.).
        1. The architect planned the building for the client. ‎
      2. VT To create a plan for.
        1. They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month. ‎
      3. VI To intend.
        1. It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
      4. See plan on.
        1. I was planning on going, but something came up. ‎
      5. VI To make a plan.
        1. They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies. ‎
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • And his Planning Department increasingly pressured new office builders to provide better streetscaping, pedestrian ways, and other amenities.
        • Action groups are crying out against plans to build on the woodland area.
        • My plane leaves at 6:00 in the morning, so I plan to stay up until then and sleep on the plane.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester. ‎
        • Plan to set aside three or four hours to see the museum.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The Bank of England's anti-inflation efforts will come to nothing if the U.S. Federal Reserve refuse to join in the plan.
        • The terrorists have really mucked up our holiday plans.
        • The cellular phone companies were engaged in a freebie war, each offering various services thrown in when one purchased a plan.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Control verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
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            Meaning of plan for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "plan" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a control verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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