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plan

 (plăn)
n.
1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective: a plan for improving math instruction.
2. A proposed or intended course of action: had no plans for the evening.
3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: a seating plan; the plan of a story.
4. A drawing or diagram made to scale showing the structure or arrangement of something.
5. In perspective rendering, one of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision between the viewer and the object being depicted.
6. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit: a pension plan.
v. planned, plan·ning, plans
v.tr.
1. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of: plan a campaign.
2. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend: They plan to buy a house.
3. To draw or make a graphic representation of.
v.intr.
To make plans.

[French, alteration (influenced by plan, flat surface) of plant, ground plan, map, from planter, to plant, from Latin plantāre, from planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

plan′ner n.
Synonyms: plan, blueprint, design, project, scheme, strategy
These nouns denote a method or program in accordance with which something is to be done or accomplished: an ambitious plan for achieving energy independence; a blueprint for reorganizing the company; a design for ending the conflict; a project for urban renewal; a grand scheme aimed at ending illiteracy; a strategy for economic recovery.

plan

(plæn)
n
1. a detailed scheme, method, etc, for attaining an objective
2. (sometimes plural) a proposed, usually tentative idea for doing something
3. (Civil Engineering) 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. Compare ground plan1, elevation5
4. an outline, sketch, etc
5. (Art Terms) (in perspective drawing) any of several imaginary planes perpendicular to the line of vision and between the eye and object depicted
vb, plans, planning or planned
6. to form a plan (for) or make plans (for)
7. (Civil Engineering) (tr) to make a plan of (a building)
8. (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to have in mind as a purpose; intend
[C18: via French from Latin plānus flat; compare plane1, plain1]

plan

(plæn)

n., v. planned, plan•ning. n.
1. a scheme or method of acting, proceeding, etc., developed in advance: a battle plan.
2. a design or arrangement: a seating plan.
3. a specific project or definite goal: plans for the future.
4. 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.
5. an outline, diagram, or sketch.
6. (in perspective drawing) one of several planes in front of a represented object.
7. a program for specified benefits, needs, etc.: a pension plan.
v.t.
8. to formulate a plan or scheme for: to plan a new park.
9. to make plans for: to plan a vacation.
10. to draw or make a plan of, as a building.
11. to have in mind as an intention.
v.i.
12. to make plans: to plan for retirement.
[1670–80; < French: ground, plan, groundwork, scheme, n. use of the adj.: flat, plane1< Latin plānus level (compare plain1)]
plan′ner, n.

plan


Past participle: planned
Gerund: planning

Imperative
plan
plan
Present
I plan
you plan
he/she/it plans
we plan
you plan
they plan
Preterite
I planned
you planned
he/she/it planned
we planned
you planned
they planned
Present Continuous
I am planning
you are planning
he/she/it is planning
we are planning
you are planning
they are planning
Present Perfect
I have planned
you have planned
he/she/it has planned
we have planned
you have planned
they have planned
Past Continuous
I was planning
you were planning
he/she/it was planning
we were planning
you were planning
they were planning
Past Perfect
I had planned
you had planned
he/she/it had planned
we had planned
you had planned
they had planned
Future
I will plan
you will plan
he/she/it will plan
we will plan
you will plan
they will plan
Future Perfect
I will have planned
you will have planned
he/she/it will have planned
we will have planned
you will have planned
they will have planned
Future Continuous
I will be planning
you will be planning
he/she/it will be planning
we will be planning
you will be planning
they will be planning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been planning
you have been planning
he/she/it has been planning
we have been planning
you have been planning
they have been planning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been planning
you will have been planning
he/she/it will have been planning
we will have been planning
you will have been planning
they will have been planning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been planning
you had been planning
he/she/it had been planning
we had been planning
you had been planning
they had been planning
Conditional
I would plan
you would plan
he/she/it would plan
we would plan
you would plan
they would plan
Past Conditional
I would have planned
you would have planned
he/she/it would have planned
we would have planned
you would have planned
they would have planned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plan - a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplishedplan - 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"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
audit program, audit programme - a listing of audit procedures to be performed in completing an audit
schema, outline, scheme - a schematic or preliminary plan
master plan - a long-term outline of a project or government function; "the zoning board adopted a master plan for the new development"
blueprint, design, pattern - something intended as a guide for making something else; "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"
plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
regimen, regime - (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
project, projection - a planned undertaking
agenda, schedule, docket - a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
employee savings plan - a plan that allows employees to contribute to an investment pool managed the employer
road map, guideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action; "the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"
stock purchase plan - an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock
budget - a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them; "the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"
2.plan - an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
configuration, constellation - an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
layout - a plan or design of something that is laid out
snare, trap - something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares; "the exam was full of trap questions"; "it was all a snare and delusion"
hotel plan, meal plan - a plan and a room rate for providing a room and meals to guests at a hotel
3.plan - scale drawing of a structureplan - scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
elevation - drawing of an exterior of a structure
floor plan - scale drawing of a horizontal section through a building at a given level; contrasts with elevation
Verb1.plan - 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"
think out - consider carefully and rationally; "Every detail has been thought out"
aspire, shoot for, draw a bead on, aim - have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
go for, hope - intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
intend, mean, think - have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
2.plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
schedule - plan for an activity or event; "I've scheduled a concert next week"
chart - plan in detail; "Bush is charting a course to destroy Saddam Hussein"
propose, project - present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.; "He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism"; "She proposed a new theory of relativity"
draw up, frame, compose - make up plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
scheme - devise a system or form a scheme for
destine, intend, designate, specify - design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
mastermind, orchestrate, engineer, organize, organise, direct - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
lay out - provide a detailed plan or design; "She laid out her plans for the new house"
schedule - make a schedule; plan the time and place for events; "I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"
3.plan - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
plot - devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet); "the writer is plotting a new novel"
concert - contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
map out, map - plan, delineate, or arrange in detail; "map one's future"
4.plan - make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
engineer - design as an engineer; "He engineered the water supply project"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
redesign - design anew, make a new design for
blueprint, draught, draft - make a blueprint of

plan

noun
1. scheme, system, design, idea, programme, project, proposal, strategy, method, suggestion, procedure, plot, device, scenario, proposition, contrivance She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
3. intention, idea, aim, hope, goal, target, object, ambition Her plan was to teach the children at home.
verb
1. devise, arrange, prepare, scheme, frame, plot, draft, organize, outline, invent, formulate, contrive, think out, concoct I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
2. intend, aim, mean, propose, purpose, contemplate, envisage, foresee The rebel soldiers plan to strike again.
3. design, outline, draw up a plan of The company is planning a theme park on the site.

plan

noun
1. A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something:
2. A method used in dealing with something:
3. Systematic arrangement and design:
verb
1. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
2. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
Regional: mind.
3. To set the time for (an event or occasion):
4. To work out and arrange the parts or details of:
Translations
خَريطَه، تَصْميمخُطَّةخِطَّهمَقْصَد، قَصْد، تَخْطيطيُخَطِط
plánplánovatprojektovat
planplanlæggetegnetegningarrangere
suunnitellasuunnitelma
planplanirati
alaprajztervtervez
áætla, ráîgeraáætlunætlunhannaskipuleggja
計画計画する
계획계획하다
iš anksto planuotiiš anksto suplanuotipasirengtiplanavimasplanuotojas
iecerētizplānotplānotplānsprojektēt
projektovať
načrtnačrtovanjenačrtovatinameravati
planplanera
แผนการวางแผน
kế hoạchvạch kế hoạch

plan

[plæn]
A. N
1. (= scheme) → proyecto m, plan m
plan of action, action planplan m de acción
plan of attack/campaign (Mil, fig) → plan m de ataque/de campaña
to draw up a planelaborar un proyecto, hacer or redactar un plan
an exercise planuna tabla or un programa de ejercicios
a five-year planun plan quinquenal
to make plans for the futurehacer planes or planear para el futuro
a peace planun proyecto or un plan de paz
see also business, instalment, master, pension
2. (= idea, intention) → plan m
do you have any plans for the weekend?¿tienes planes para el fin de semana?
the plan is to come back laterpensamos volver más tarde
there are plans to modernize the buildingtienen planeado modernizar el edificio
if everything goes according to plansi todo sale como está previsto or planeado
the best plan is to call firstlo mejor es llamar primero
a change of planun cambio de planes
to change one's planscambiar de planes
3. (= diagram, map) → plano m
see also seating
4. (= outline) [of story, essay] → esquema m
5. (Archit, Tech) (often pl) → plano m
B. VT
1. (= organize) [+ schedule, event, crime] → planear; [+ party, surprise] → preparar; [+ route] → planificar, planear; [+ essay] → hacer un esquema de, planear; [+ family] → planificar
as plannedsegún lo previsto, como estaba planeado
things didn't work out as plannedlas cosas no salieron según lo previsto or como estaban planeadas
2. (= intend) I had been planning a trip to New Yorkhabía estado pensando en or planeando un viaje a Nueva York
how long do you plan to stay?¿cuánto tiempo piensas quedarte?
what do you plan to do after college?¿qué tienes pensado hacer después de la universidad?, ¿qué te has propuesto hacer después de la universidad?
3. (= design) → diseñar
the art of planning a gardenel arte de diseñar un jardín
C. VIhacer planes
to plan aheadplanear con antelación
to plan for sth it is advisable to plan for retirementes aconsejable que se hagan planes para la jubilación
to plan for the futurehacer planes or planear para el futuro
I hadn't planned for so many peopleno había contado con que viniese tanta gente
plan on VI + PREP
1. (= intend) to plan on doing sthtener pensado hacer algo
I don't plan on dying just yet (iro) → todavía no tengo pensado morirme
we're planning on getting married in Julytenemos pensado casarnos en julio
2. (= expect) → contar con
I hadn't planned on the bad weatherno había contado con el mal tiempo
plan out VT + ADVplanear detalladamente
I haven't even planned out the route yettodavía no he planeado la ruta detalladamente
he's got it all planned outlo tiene todo planeado or planificado

plan

[ˈplæn]
n
(= strategy) → plan m
The three leaders had worked out a peace plan → Les trois leaders avaient élaboré un plan de paix.
a five-point plan → un plan en cinq points
a plan of action → un plan d'action
to go according to plan → se passer comme prévu
Everything went according to plan → Tout s'est passé comme prévu.
(= intention) → projet m
What are your plans for the holidays? → Quels sont tes projets pour les vacances?
I told them of my plan → Je leur ai parlé de mon projet., Vous avez des projets pour le week-end ?
to make plans → faire des projets
(= diagram, map) [house, campsite, garden] → plan m
a plan of the campsite → un plan du terrain de camping
(ARCHITECTURE)plan m
[book, essay] → plan m
my essay plan → le plan de ma dissertation
vt
(= prepare) [+ project, research, event] → planifier; [+ robbery, murder] → planifier; [+ revision] → planifier; [+ holiday, trip] → préparer, organiser
We're planning our holidays → Nous préparons nos vacances.
Plan your revision carefully → Planifiez vos révisions avec soin.
The gang had planned everything down to the last detail → La bande avait tout planifié dans le moindre détail.
[+ essay] → faire le plan de
(= intend) [+ holiday, trip] → projeter
We're planning a trip to France → Nous projetons un voyage en France.
to plan to do sth → compter faire qch
How long do you plan to stay? → Combien de temps comptez-vous rester?
I'm planning to get a job in the holidays → Je compte trouver un travail pour les vacances.
He planned to leave Baghdad on Monday → Il comptait quitter Bagdad lundi.
(= design) [+ house, garden, city] → agencer
vi
to plan ahead → s'y prendre à l'avance
plan for
vt fus
(= prepare) → préparer
We must plan for the future → Nous devons préparer l'avenir.
(= expect) → prévoir
I hadn't planned for so many people → Je n'avais pas prévu tant de gens.
plan on
vt fus
to plan on doing sth → prévoir de faire qch
They were planning on getting married → Ils prévoyaient de se marier.
(= expect) → s'attendre à
I hadn't planned on John arriving last night → Je ne m'attendais pas à ce que John arrive hier soir.
plan out
vt sep (= prepare in detail) → planifier

plan

n
(= scheme)Plan m; (Pol, Econ) → Programm nt, → Plan m; plan of action (Mil, fig) → Aktionsprogramm nt; plan of campaign (Mil) → Strategie f; the plan is to meet at sixes ist geplant, sich um sechs zu treffen; so, what’s the plan?was ist also geplant?; the best plan is to tell him firstam besten sagt man es ihm zuerst; to make plans (for something)Pläne (für etw) machen, (etw) planen; to have great plans for somebodymit jdm Großes vorhaben, große Pläne mit jdm haben; what plans do you have for the holidays/your son?welche Pläne haben Sie für den Urlaub/Ihren Sohn?; have you any plans for tonight?hast du (für) heute Abend (schon) etwas vor?; according to planplanmäßig, wie vorgesehen, programmgemäß
(= diagram)Plan m; (for novel etc also) → Entwurf m; (for essay, speech) → Konzept nt; (= town plan)Stadtplan m
vt
(= arrange)planen; programme etcerstellen
(= intend)vorhaben; we weren’t planning towir hatten es nicht vor; she’s planning a career in lawsie will ins Justizwesen gehen; this development was not planneddiese Entwicklung war nicht eingeplant
(= design)planen; buildings etcplanen, entwerfen
viplanen; to plan for somethingsich einstellen auf (+acc), → rechnen mit; to plan months ahead(auf) Monate vorausplanen

plan

[plæn]
1. n
a. (scheme) → piano, progetto (Pol, Econ) → piano
plan of campaign (Mil) (also) (fig) → piano di battaglia
development plan → piano or progetto di sviluppo
to draw up a plan → fare or elaborare un programma
if everything goes according to plan → se tutto va secondo le previsioni or il previsto
to make plans → far programmi or progetti
the best plan would be to ... → la cosa migliore sarebbe...
have you got any plans for today? → che programmi hai per oggi?
b. (diagram, map, of building, town) → pianta; (for essay, speech) → schema m
2. vt
a. (arrange, robbery, holiday, campaign) → organizzare; (economy, research) → pianificare; (essay) → fare lo schema di
to plan one's family → pianificare le nascite
b. (intend) → avere in progetto
to plan to do → avere l'intenzione di fare
how long do you plan to stay? → quanto conti di restare?
c. (design) → progettare
a well-planned town → una città che ha un buon piano urbanistico
3. vi to plan (for)far piani or progetti (per)
one has to plan months ahead → bisogna cominciare a pensarci diversi mesi prima
to plan on sth/on doing sth → contare su qc/di fare qc
plan out vt + advorganizzare nei particolari

plan

(plan) noun
1. an idea of how to do something; a method of doing something. If everyone follows this plan, we will succeed; I have worked out a plan for making a lot of money.
2. an intention or arrangement. My plan is to rob a bank and leave the country quickly; What are your plans for tomorrow?
3. a drawing, diagram etc showing a building, town etc as if seen from above. These are the plans of/for our new house; a street-plan.
verbpast tense, past participle planned
1. (sometimes with on) to intend (to do something). We are planning on going to Italy this year; We were planning to go last year but we hadn't enough money; They are planning a trip to Italy.
2. to decide how something is to be done; to arrange (something). We are planning a party; We'll have to plan very carefully if we are to succeed.
3. to design (a building, town etc). This is the architect who planned the building.
ˈplanner noun
a person who plans (especially buildings etc). a town-planner.
ˈplanning noun
the act of planning. town-planning.
go according to plan
to happen as arranged or intended. The journey went according to plan.
plan ahead
to plan something a long time before it will happen etc.

plan

خُطَّة, يُخَطِط plán, plánovat plan, planlægge Plan, planen σχεδιάζω, σχέδιο plan, planear, plano suunnitella, suunnitelma plan, prévoir plan, planirati progettare, progetto 計画, 計画する 계획, 계획하다 plan, plannen plan, planlegge plan, zaplanować planear, planejar, plano план, планировать plan, planera แผนการ, วางแผน plan, planlamak kế hoạch, vạch kế hoạch 计划

plan

n. plan, planificación; intento;
v. planear.

plan

n plan m; group insurance — plan de seguro colectivo or de grupo; written action — plan de acción escrito, plan escrito para el paciente con el manejo de diferentes situaciones relacionadas a su enfermedad
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