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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, intention
antonyms:
accident
similar words:
design, purpose
definition 2: a way to do something that is decided ahead of time.
You must have a good plan before you build a house.
synonyms:
method, program, strategy
similar words:
design, formula, means, procedure, schedule, system
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: planned, planning, plans
definition: to develop or think of a way to do something.
He planned to send his children to college.
synonyms:
design
similar words:
arrange, construct
derivation: planned (adj.)
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  • planning:
    the activity of making plans for a project, business, or government.
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