Plane - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pleɪn|  American pronunciation of the word plane
Brit.  |pleɪn|  British pronunciation of the word plane


- an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets(syn: aeroplane, airplane)
- (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape(syn: sheet)
- a level of existence or development
- a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood (syn: planer)
- a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood


- cut or remove with or as if with a plane (syn: shave)
- travel on the surface of water (syn: skim)
- make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane


- having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another(syn: flat, level)

Examples can do these tracings on any plane surface...

The aircraft planed down before landing.

We planed our way across the ocean.

The plane will take off in twenty minutes.

Our plane landed at O'Hare airport in Chicago.

It's much quicker to go by plane.

The plane taxied along the runway.

Matt boarded a plane for San Diego.

She slept on the plane.

Over 40 people died in the plane crash.

The two newspapers are on completely different intellectual planes.

He planed the edge of the door.

The superstitious man is on the same plane as the savage.

the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane

Word forms

I/you/we/they: plane
he/she/it: planes
present participle: planing
past tense: planed
past participle: planed
singular: plane
plural: planes
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