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Meaning & Definition of Plane in English

English

Plane

/plen/

noun

1. An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

  • "The flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
    synonym:
  • airplane
  • ,
  • aeroplane
  • ,
  • plane

2. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape

  • "We will refer to the plane of the graph as the x-y plane"
  • "Any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
    synonym:
  • plane
  • ,
  • sheet

3. A level of existence or development

  • "He lived on a worldly plane"
    synonym:
  • plane

4. A power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

    synonym:
  • plane
  • ,
  • planer
  • ,
  • planing machine

5. A carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood

  • "The cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"
    synonym:
  • plane
  • ,
  • carpenter's plane
  • ,
  • woodworking plane

verb

1. Cut or remove with or as if with a plane

  • "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
    synonym:
  • plane
  • ,
  • shave

2. Travel on the surface of water

    synonym:
  • plane
  • ,
  • skim

3. Make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane

  • "Plane the top of the door"
    synonym:
  • plane

adjective

1. Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another

  • "A flat desk"
  • "Acres of level farmland"
  • "A plane surface"
  • "Skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • level
  • ,
  • plane

Examples of using

The plane evened out.
Tom was not allowed to board the plane because he did not hold a valid travel document.
When I entered the plane and counted eight infants, I understandably felt worse, and my hope for sound sleep winced and hid in the corner of my subconsciousness.