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Definitions and Synonyms of plan | Another word for plan | What is plan?

Definition 1: scale drawing of a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plans for City Hall were on file

Synonyms for plan in the sense of this definition

(plan is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of plan ) drawing of an exterior of a structure

(... is a kind of plan ) scale drawing of a horizontal section through a building at a given level; contrasts with elevation

Definition 2: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they drew up a six-step plan
  • they discussed plans for a new bond issue

Synonyms for plan in the sense of this definition

(plan is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of plan ) an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock

(... is a kind of plan ) 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"

(... is a kind of plan ) a plan that allows employees to contribute to an investment pool managed the employer

(... is a kind of plan ) a plan for setting aside money to be spent after retirement

(... is a kind of plan ) a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

(... is a kind of plan ) a planned undertaking

(... is a kind of plan ) (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)

(... is a kind of plan ) a plan for actively doing something

(... is a kind of plan ) something intended as a guide for making something else

"a blueprint for a house" "a pattern for a skirt"

(... is a kind of plan ) a long-term outline of a project or government function

"the zoning board adopted a master plan for the new development"

(... is a kind of plan ) a schematic or preliminary plan

(... is a kind of plan ) a listing of audit procedures to be performed in completing an audit

(... is a kind of plan ) a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them

"the president submitted the annual budget to Congress"

Definition 3: an arrangement scheme - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
  • it was an excellent design for living
  • a plan for seating guests

Synonyms for plan in the sense of this definition

(plan is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of plan ) an arrangement of parts or elements

"the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"

(... is a kind of plan ) a plan or design of something that is laid out

(... is a kind of plan ) something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

"the exam was full of trap questions" "it was all a snare and delusion"

(... is a kind of plan ) a plan and a room rate for providing a room and meals to guests at a hotel

Definition 4: make plans for something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He is planning a trip with his family

(plan is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of plan ) provide a detailed plan or design

"She laid out her plans for the new house"

(... is a kind of plan ) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

"he masterminded the robbery"

(... is a kind of plan ) design or destine

"She was intended to become the director"

(... is a kind of plan ) devise a system or form a scheme for

(... is a kind of plan ) plan secretly, usually something illegal

"They plotted the overthrow of the government"

(... is a kind of plan ) make up plans or basic details for

"frame a policy"

(... is a kind of plan ) present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.

"He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism" "She proposed a new theory of relativity" "The candidate projects himself as a moderate and a reformer"

(... is a kind of plan ) plan in detail

"Bush is charting a course to destroy Saddam Hussein"

(... is a kind of plan ) plan for an activity or event

"I've scheduled a concert next week"

(... is a kind of plan ) make a schedule; plan the time and place for events

"I scheduled an exam for this afternoon"

Definition 5: have the will and intention to carry out some action - [verb of cognition]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He plans to be in graduate school next year
  • The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion

Synonyms for plan in the sense of this definition

(plan is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of plan ) consider carefully and rationally

"Every detail has been thought out"

(... is a kind of plan ) have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal

(... is a kind of plan ) intend with some possibility of fulfilment

"I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"

Definition 6: make or work out a plan for; devise - [verb of creation]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They contrived to murder their boss
  • design a new sales strategy
  • plan an attack

Synonyms for plan in the sense of this definition

(plan is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(... is a kind of plan ) devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)

"the writer is plotting a new novel"

(... is a kind of plan ) contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

(... is a kind of plan ) plan, delineate, or arrange in detail

"map one's future"

Definition 7: make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form - [verb of creation]

Samples where plan or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • design a better mousetrap
  • plan the new wing of the museum

Synonyms for plan in the sense of this definition

(plan is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(... is a kind of plan ) design as an engineer

"He engineered the water supply project"

(... is a kind of plan ) design anew, make a new design for

(... is a kind of plan ) make a blueprint of

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