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plan

plan

 
pronunciation:
plaen
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an action one intends to take; aim.
Her plan is to travel in Europe after she graduates.
synonyms:
aim, goal, idea, intent, intention
antonyms:
accident
similar words:
conception, design, platform, proposal, proposition, purpose
definition 2: a way something is to be done that is thought out ahead of time.
If you want the surprise party to be a success, you must have a good plan.
synonyms:
method, program, projection, proposal, scheme, strategy
similar words:
agenda, design, formula, idea, platform, procedure, schedule, system
definition 3: a drawing that shows how something is to be built.
The architect showed the builders her plans for the new planetarium.
synonyms:
blueprint, design, diagram
similar words:
draft, elevation, representation, scheme
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: planned, planning, plans
definition: to develop or design a plan for.
The children planned the best way to ask their mother if they could have a puppy.
synonyms:
design, develop, devise, draft, draw up, map out
similar words:
arrange, conceive, construct, lay, outline, scheme
derivation: planned (adj.)
Word Builder: plan +
  • planning:
    the activity of making plans for a project, business, or government.
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