Plan - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plæn|  American pronunciation of the word plan
Brit.  |plæn|  British pronunciation of the word plan


- a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished(syn: program, programme)
- an arrangement scheme(syn: design)
- scale drawing of a structure


- have the will and intention to carry out some action
- make plans for something
- make or work out a plan for; devise(syn: contrive, design, project)
- make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form(syn: design)


The army's plan of attack

We need to agree on a plan of action.

Our plan was to have the guests park on the street, not the lawn.

When we met them at the restaurant, they said there had been a change of plan.

He changed his long-distance plan.

We are busy planning the party.

The prisoners spent months planning their escape.

A teacher planning her next lesson

The students are planning a protest.

We have something very special planned for your birthday.

Their wedding is planned for June.

A planned series of books about cars

Things don't always go as planned.

Always remember to plan ahead.

They drew up a six-step plan.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plan
he/she/it: plans
present participle: planning
past tense: planned
past participle: planned
singular: plan
plural: plans
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