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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



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.


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.


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

Broader (hypernym)cut

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


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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