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English noun: plan

1. plan (cognition) a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished


SamplesThey drew up a six-step plan.
They discussed plans for a new bond issue.


Synonymsprogram, programme


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought


Narrower (hyponym)agenda, audit program, audit programme, blueprint, budget, design, docket, employee savings plan, guideline, master plan, outline, pattern, pension account, pension plan, plan of action, project, projection, regime, regimen, retirement account, retirement plan, retirement program, retirement savings account, retirement savings plan, road map, schedule, schema, scheme, stock purchase plan

2. plan (cognition) an arrangement scheme


SamplesThe awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult.
It was an excellent design for living.
A plan for seating guests.


Synonymsdesign


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, organisation, organization, system


Narrower (hyponym)configuration, constellation, hotel plan, layout, meal plan, snare, trap

3. plan (artifact) scale drawing of a structure


SamplesThe plans for City Hall were on file.


Synonymsarchitectural plan


Broader (hypernym)drawing


Narrower (hyponym)elevation, floor plan


English verb: plan

1. plan (cognition) have the will and intention to carry out some action


SamplesHe plans to be in graduate school next year.
The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion.


ExamplesThey plan to move


Synonymsbe after


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)intend, mean, think


Narrower (hyponym)aim, aspire, draw a bead on, go for, hope, shoot for, think out

2. plan (cognition) make plans for something


SamplesHe is planning a trip with his family.


ExamplesSam and Sue plan the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)chart, compose, designate, destine, direct, draw up, engineer, frame, intend, lay out, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize, plot, project, propose, schedule, schedule, scheme, specify

3. plan (creation) make or work out a plan for; devise


SamplesThey contrived to murder their boss.
Design a new sales strategy.
Plan an attack.


ExamplesThey plan to move


Synonymscontrive, design, project


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)concert, map, map out, plot

4. plan (creation) make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form


SamplesDesign a better mousetrap.
Plan the new wing of the museum.


Synonymsdesign


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)blueprint, draft, draught, engineer, redesign









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