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)
they drew up a six-step plan
they discussed plans for a new bond issue
- an arrangement scheme (syn: design)
a plan for seating guests
- scale drawing of a structure
the plans for City Hall were on file


- have the will and intention to carry out some action
He plans to be in graduate school next year
The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion
- make plans for something
He is planning a trip with his family
- make or work out a plan for; devise (syn: contrive, design, project)
plan an attack
- make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form (syn: design)
plan the new wing of the museum

Extra examples

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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