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Meaning & Definition of Plan in English

English

Plan

/plæn/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • plan
  • ,
  • program
  • ,
  • programme

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"
    synonym:
  • design
  • ,
  • plan

3. Scale drawing of a structure

  • "The plans for city hall were on file"
    synonym:
  • plan
  • ,
  • architectural plan

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • plan
  • ,
  • be after

2. Make plans for something

  • "He is planning a trip with his family"
    synonym:
  • plan

3. Make or work out a plan for

  • Devise
  • "They contrived to murder their boss"
  • "Design a new sales strategy"
  • "Plan an attack"
    synonym:
  • plan
  • ,
  • project
  • ,
  • contrive
  • ,
  • design

4. Make a design of

  • Plan out in systematic, often graphic form
  • "Design a better mousetrap"
  • "Plan the new wing of the museum"
    synonym:
  • design
  • ,
  • plan

Examples of using

Did you really plan this all yourself?
Did you really plan this all yourself?
If all goes according to plan, it just might work.