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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- in 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 ?
Around its base was piled sawdust, held in place by heavy planks nailed to the floor.
Fuchs selected boards from a pile of planks grandfather had hauled out from town in the fall to make a new floor for the oats-bin.
I was always tripping over those loose planks last summer.
A still duskier place is this, with such low ponderous beams above, and such old wrinkled planks beneath, that you would almost fancy you trod some old craft's cockpits, especially of such a howling night, when this corner-anchored old ark rocked so furiously.
So close did the monster come to the hull, that at first it seemed as if he meant it malice; but suddenly going down in a maelstrom, within three rods of the planks, he wholly disappeared from view, as if diving under the keel.
About two hundred yards off, in the flat, we built a pen of scantlings, about four feet high, and laid planks on it, and so made a platform.
On arriving at the spot, I was much inclined to suspect that the whole story was a ruse to make us SLOWWK and drink the more at the Handeck Inn, for only a few planks had been carried away, and though there might perhaps have been some difficulty with mules, the gap was certainly not larger than a MMBGLX might cross with a very slight leap.
The chamber looked such a bright little place to me as the sun shone in between the gay blue chintz window curtains, showing papered walls and a carpeted floor, so unlike the bare planks and stained plaster of Lowood, that my spirits rose at the view.
But a great cry, which was audible even above the wind and water, rose from the shore at this moment; the sea, sweeping over the rolling wreck, made a clean breach, and carried men, spars, casks, planks, bulwarks, heaps of such toys, into the boiling surge.
In a hall, the height of which was greatly disproportioned to its extreme length and width, a long oaken table, formed of planks rough-hewn from the forest, and which had scarcely received any polish, stood ready prepared for the evening meal of Cedric the Saxon.
The planks, which had not been swabbed since the mutiny, bore the print of many feet, and an empty bottle, broken by the neck, tumbled to and fro like a live thing in the scuppers.
He had sat down on the stern of his boat and was kicking his heels against the planks, waiting to hear what I had to answer.