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Definition 1: a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

(plane is a kind of ...) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

(... is a kind of plane ) a small plane for finish work

(... is a kind of plane ) a narrow woodworking plane used to cut away excess stock

(... is a kind of plane ) a woodworking plane with a narrow cutting head that will make grooves with smooth bottoms

(... is a kind of plane ) a woodworking plane designed to cut rabbets

(... is a kind of plane ) a plane having cutters designed to make the tongues and grooves on the edges of matchboards

(... is a kind of plane ) a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together

(... is a kind of plane ) a carpenter's plane for rough finishing

(... is a kind of plane ) a plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork

(... is a kind of plane ) a carpenter's plane intermediate between a jack plane and a jointer plane

(... is a kind of plane ) a woodworking plane designed to make the grooves for dovetail joints

(... is a kind of plane ) a woodworking plane that has interchangeable cutters of various shapes

(... is a kind of plane ) a plane with a flexible face that can plane concave or convex surfaces

(... is a kind of plane ) a plane that makes a beveled edge

(... is a kind of plane ) a small carpenter's plane with the cutting edge near the front

(... is a kind of plane ) a small plane used on end grains of wood

(... is a kind of plane ) a small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)

Definition 2: an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is a kind of ...) a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane that is driven by a propeller

(... is a kind of plane ) a plane with two or more engines

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane with a single wing

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane powered by one or more jet engines

(... is a kind of plane ) a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane that can land on or take off from water

"the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane"

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane with a bad maintenance record

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane equipped with skis so it can land on a snowfield

(... is a kind of plane ) a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane constructed to transport chemicals that can be dropped in order to fight a forest fire

(... is a kind of plane ) a commercial airplane that carries passengers

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane designed to take off and land on water

(... is a kind of plane ) old fashioned airplane; has two wings one above the other

(... is a kind of plane ) a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight

(... is a kind of plane ) an airplane with wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle

(plane is a part of ...) transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle

(plane is a part of ...) a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves

(plane is a part of ...) one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

(plane is a part of ...) a detachable container of fuel on an airplane

(plane is a part of ...) the central body of an airplane that is designed to accommodate the crew and passengers (or cargo)

(plane is a part of ...) light on an airplane that indicates the plane's position and orientation; red light on the left (port) wing tip and green light on the right (starboard) wing tip

(plane is a part of ...) an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground

(plane is a part of ...) a pedal that controls the throttle valve

"he stepped on the gas"

(plane is a part of ...) protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

"there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars" "the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine"

(plane is a part of ...) hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) yaw back and forth about a flight path

"the plane's nose yawed"

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) a light strong grey lustrous corrosion-resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ship or plane) sideways drift

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) crash

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

"he booked their seats in advance" "he sat in someone else's place"

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane)

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) traveling around something (by ship or plane)

"Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe"

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)

(plane is the domain which ... is member of) (of a ship or an airplane) behind

"we dropped her astern on the end of a seven-inch manilla, and she laid comfortably on the ebb tide"

Definition 3: a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is a kind of ...) a tool driven by a motor

Definition 4: (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape - [noun denoting shape]

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

  • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
  • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

(... is a kind of plane ) a plane in which all points can be described in Cartesian coordinates

(... is a kind of plane ) the plane of a facet of an object (as of a cube)

(... is a kind of plane ) the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)

(... is a kind of plane ) (astronomy) the plane on which a body is orbiting

(... is a kind of plane ) the plane that is in the foreground of a drawing or painting; coextensive with but different from the objective surface of the work

(... is a kind of plane ) the plane that contains all the lines tangent to a specific point on a surface

(plane belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 5: a level of existence or development - [noun denoting state]

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

  • he lived on a worldly plane

(plane is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 6: cut or remove with or as if with a plane - [verb of contact]

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

  • The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 7: make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane - [verb of contact]

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

  • plane the top of the door

(plane is a kind of ...) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

"smooth the surface of the wood"

Definition 8: travel on the surface of water - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of plane ) ride on an aquaplane

(... is a kind of plane ) rise up onto a thin film of water between the tires and road so that there is no more contact with the road

"the car aquaplaned"

Definition 9: having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a flat desk
  • acres of level farmland
  • a plane surface
  • skirts sewn with fine flat seams

Synonyms for plane in the sense of this definition

(plane is similar to ...) being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)

"an even application of varnish" "an even floor" "the road was not very even" "the picture is even with the window"

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