ground plan


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ground plan

n.
1. A plan of a floor of a building drawn as if seen from overhead.
2. A preliminary plan or strategy: the ground plan for an invasion.

ground plan

n
1. (Architecture) a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp one to scale. See also plan3 Compare elevation5
2. a preliminary or basic outline

ground′ plan`


n.
1. the plan of a floor of a building.
2. a first or fundamental plan.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground plan - a floor plan for the ground level of a buildingground plan - a floor plan for the ground level of a building
floor plan - scale drawing of a horizontal section through a building at a given level; contrasts with elevation
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Up to now, we have only discussed the part of the ground plan generalization and left out how to handle roof structures.
The author says this book details the story of the detective work involved in the discovery of astronomical knowledge encoded into the ground plan of Stonehenge.
The stele even features a line drawing of the ground plan of the temple, revealing both the outer walls and the inner arrangement of rooms.
You find the huge remains of the ground plan of the tithe barn, which held the grain after money was extracted for the church from the surrounding population.
The excavations uncovered the ground plan of the settlement and attested maritime contacts with the Hadramite homeland, India and the Mediterranean.
Built according a to Victorian Gothic design based on late medieval Italian models, its remarkable stone dome, turrets, pointed arches and eccentric ground plan are close to traditional palace architecture.
The ground plan for the new airport was drawn up in 1976, but it took 38 years to actually open it.
Alan added: "To have a ground plan of a mill and a contemporary pictorial record at such an early period is quite unusual.
The ground plan of the mausoleum is a square measuring 20 feet 8 inches internally and 29 feet 2 inches externally.
This was because all the hit-and-run national press had failed to spot the two words "Royal Box" in very small print on the Kings Dock ground plan.
Skills participants learned included working to a ground plan and with exact measurements to a scale of 1:25.
Aa proposal for five permanent 150ft high floodlights is at the centre of the Edgbaston Cricket ground plan