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English adjective: plane

1. plane having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another


SamplesA flat desk.
Acres of level farmland.
A plane surface.
Skirts sewn with fine flat seams.


Synonymsflat, level


Similareven


Antonymsuneven


English noun: plane

1. plane (artifact) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets


SamplesThe flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane.


Synonymsaeroplane, airplane


Broader (hypernym)heavier-than-air craft


Narrower (hyponym)airliner, amphibian, amphibious aircraft, attack aircraft, biplane, bomber, delta wing, fighter, fighter aircraft, hangar queen, hydroplane, jet, jet plane, jet-propelled plane, monoplane, multiengine airplane, multiengine plane, propeller plane, reconnaissance plane, seaplane, ski-plane, tanker plane


Part holonymaccelerator, accelerator pedal, bonnet, cowl, cowling, escape hatch, fuel pod, fuselage, gas, gas pedal, gun, hood, landing gear, navigation light, pod, radar dome, radome, throttle, windscreen, windshield, wing


Domain category membersastern, atomic number 22, circumnavigation, defroster, deicer, dip circle, drift, highjacker, hijacker, hunt, inclinometer, leeway, log, passenger, place, prang, rider, roll-on roll-off, seat, Ti, titanium

2. plane (shape) (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape


SamplesWe 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.


Synonymssheet


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)Cartesian plane, facet plane, midline, midplane, orbital plane, picture plane, tangent plane


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

3. plane (state) a level of existence or development


SamplesHe lived on a worldly plane.


Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

4. plane (artifact) a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood


Synonymsplaner, planing machine


Broader (hypernym)power tool

5. plane (artifact) a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood


SamplesThe cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work.


Synonymscarpenter's plane, woodworking plane


Broader (hypernym)edge tool, hand tool


Narrower (hyponym)beading plane, block plane, bullnose, bullnosed plane, chamfer plane, circular plane, combination plane, compass plane, dovetail plane, fore plane, jack plane, jointer, jointer plane, jointing plane, long plane, match plane, openside plane, rabbet plane, router plane, scrub plane, smooth plane, smoothing plane, spokeshave, tonguing and grooving plane


English verb: plane

1. plane (contact) cut or remove with or as if with a plane


SamplesThe machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood.


Synonymsshave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

2. plane (motion) travel on the surface of water


Synonymsskim


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)glide


Narrower (hyponym)aquaplane, aquaplane

3. plane (contact) make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane


SamplesPlane the top of the door.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)smooth, smoothen









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