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plank

 (plăngk)
n.
1.
a. A piece of lumber cut thicker than a board.
b. Such pieces of lumber considered as a group; planking.
2. A foundation; a support.
3. One of the articles of a political platform.
tr.v. planked, plank·ing, planks
1. To furnish or cover with planks: plank a muddy pathway.
2. To bake or broil and serve (fish or meat) on a plank: "Boards specially made for planking food have grooves ... to hold juices" (Michael Stern).
3. To put or set down emphatically or with force.

[Middle English, from Old North French planke, from Late Latin planca, from plancus, flat; see plāk-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

plank

(plæŋk)
n
1. (Building) a stout length of sawn timber
2. something that supports or sustains
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) one of the policies in a political party's programme
4. (Nautical Terms) walk the plank to be forced by pirates to walk to one's death off the end of a plank jutting out over the water from the side of a ship
5. slang Brit a stupid person; idiot
vb (tr)
6. (Building) to cover or provide (an area) with planks
7. (Cookery) to beat (meat) to make it tender
8. (Cookery) chiefly US and Canadian to cook or serve (meat or fish) on a special wooden board
[C13: from Old Norman French planke, from Late Latin planca board, from plancus flat-footed; probably related to Greek plax flat surface]

plank

(plæŋk)
vb
(tr) Scot to hide; cache
[C19: a variant of plant]

plank

(plæŋk)
n.
1. a long, flat piece of timber, thicker than a board.
2. something to stand on or to cling to for support.
3. any one of the principles or objectives that make up the platform of a political party.
v.t.
4. to lay, cover, or furnish with planks.
5. to bake or broil and serve (steak, fish, etc.) on a wooden board.
[1275–1325; Middle English planke < Old North French < Latin planca board, plank]

plank

, board - A plank is thicker than a board.
See also related terms for thicker.

plank


Past participle: planked
Gerund: planking

Imperative
plank
plank
Present
I plank
you plank
he/she/it planks
we plank
you plank
they plank
Preterite
I planked
you planked
he/she/it planked
we planked
you planked
they planked
Present Continuous
I am planking
you are planking
he/she/it is planking
we are planking
you are planking
they are planking
Present Perfect
I have planked
you have planked
he/she/it has planked
we have planked
you have planked
they have planked
Past Continuous
I was planking
you were planking
he/she/it was planking
we were planking
you were planking
they were planking
Past Perfect
I had planked
you had planked
he/she/it had planked
we had planked
you had planked
they had planked
Future
I will plank
you will plank
he/she/it will plank
we will plank
you will plank
they will plank
Future Perfect
I will have planked
you will have planked
he/she/it will have planked
we will have planked
you will have planked
they will have planked
Future Continuous
I will be planking
you will be planking
he/she/it will be planking
we will be planking
you will be planking
they will be planking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been planking
you have been planking
he/she/it has been planking
we have been planking
you have been planking
they have been planking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been planking
you will have been planking
he/she/it will have been planking
we will have been planking
you will have been planking
they will have been planking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been planking
you had been planking
he/she/it had been planking
we had been planking
you had been planking
they had been planking
Conditional
I would plank
you would plank
he/she/it would plank
we would plank
you would plank
they would plank
Past Conditional
I would have planked
you would have planked
he/she/it would have planked
we would have planked
you would have planked
they would have planked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plank - a stout length of sawn timberplank - a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
matchboard - a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)
skid - one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
strake, wale - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
lumber, timber - the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
chipboard, hardboard - a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin
deal - a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
knot - a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged; "the saw buckled when it hit a knot"
knothole - a hole in a board where a knot came out
2.plank - an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
political platform, political program, platform, program - a document stating the aims and principles of a political party; "their candidate simply ignored the party platform"; "they won the election even though they offered no positive program"
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
Verb1.plank - cover with planks; "The streets were planked"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
2.plank - set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
3.plank - cook and serve on a plank; "Planked vegetable"; "Planked shad"
dish, dish up, serve up, dish out, serve - provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"

plank

noun board, beam, timber, stave made of three solid planks of wood
Translations
لَوْح خَشَب
prkno
brætplanke
palánk
planki
lentjuostė
dēlisplanka
deska

plank

[plæŋk]
A. N
1. [of wood] → tabla f, tablón m
deck plankstablazón fsing de la cubierta
to walk the plankpasear por la tabla (sobre los tiburones)
to be as thick as two short planksser más bruto que un arado
2. (fig) [of policy] → punto m
B. VT
1. to plank sth downtirar algo violentamente, arrojar algo violentamente
to plank o.s. downsentarse de modo agresivo
2. (Naut) [+ hull, deck] → entablar, entarimar

plank

[ˈplæŋk] n
[wood] → planche f
(POLITICS)point m
the main plank [campaign, policy, argument] → l'idée force
the central plank [campaign, policy, argument] → le point central

plank

n
Brett nt; (Naut) → Planke f ? walk
(Pol) → Schwerpunkt m; the main plank of their argument is that …ihr Argument stützt sich vor allem darauf, dass …
vt (inf) = plonk1

plank

[plæŋk] n (of wood) → tavola, asse f

plank

(plӕŋk) noun
a long, flat piece of wood. The floor was made of planks.
References in classic literature ?
The Portuguese held his tongue like a brick, and walked the plank, while the jolly tars cheered like mad.
The landlord was near spraining his wrist, and I told him for heaven's sake to quit -- the bed was soft enough to suit me, and I did not know how all the planing in the world could make eider down of a pine plank.
Your only salvation lies in eluding it; but if it comes sideways through the opposing water, then partly owing to the light buoyancy of the whaleboat, and the elasticity of its materials, a cracked rib or a dashed plank or two, a sort of stitch in the side, is generally the most serious result.
As the boat stopped, a black woman came running wildly up the plank, darted into the crowd, flew up to where the slave gang sat, and threw her arms round that unfortunate piece of merchandise before enumerate--"John, aged thirty," and with sobs and tears bemoaned him as her husband.
If I have unjustly wrested a plank from a drowning man, I must restore it to him though I drown myself.
There stands his house--been empty ever since; a log house, with a plank roof--just one big room, and no more; no ceiling--nothing between the rafters and the floor.
By and by she come along, and she drifted in so close that they could a run out a plank and walked ashore.
On frosty nights the humane Negro prowler would warm the end of the plank and put it up under the cold claws of chickens roosting in a tree; a drowsy hen would step on to the comfortable board, softly clucking her gratitude, and the prowler would dump her into his bag, and later into his stomach, perfectly sure that in taking this trifle from the man who daily robbed him of an inestimable treasure--his liberty--he was not committing any sin that God would remember against him in the Last Great Day.
Rochester carried me in his arms over a plank to the land, and Sophie came after, and we all got into a coach, which took us to a beautiful large house, larger than this and finer, called an hotel.
They'll be covered if left in the fold all night: and put a plank before them,' said Heathcliff.
She ascertained from me in a few words what it was all about, comforted Dora, and gradually convinced her that I was not a labourer - from my manner of stating the case I believe Dora concluded that I was a navigator, and went balancing myself up and down a plank all day with a wheelbarrow - and so brought us together in peace.
The bridge was a plank, and it crossed a chasm about four feet wide and two deep.