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Definition 1: an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party - [noun denoting communication]

(plank is a kind of ...) a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government

"they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"

(... is part of plank) 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"

Definition 2: a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for plank in the sense of this definition

(plank is a kind of ...) the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

(... is a kind of plank ) 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)

(... is a kind of plank ) one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

(... is a kind of plank ) thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

(... is a kind of plank ) a cheap hard material made from wood chips that are pressed together and bound with synthetic resin

(... is a kind of plank ) a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)

(plank is a part of ...) a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged

"the saw buckled when it hit a knot"

(plank is a part of ...) a hole in a board where a knot came out

Definition 3: cook and serve on a plank - [verb of consumption]

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

  • Planked vegetable
  • Planked shad

(plank is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: cover with planks - [verb of contact]

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

  • The streets were planked

Synonyms for plank in the sense of this definition

(plank is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 5: set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise - [verb of contact]

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

  • He planked the money on the table
  • He planked himself into the sofa

Synonyms for plank in the sense of this definition

(plank is a kind of ...) cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place

"set down your bags here"

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