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noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
plan ahead
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an intended action; aim.
My plan is to travel by the northern route through the mountains.Don't you have any plans for after you graduate?
aim, goal, idea, intent, intention
similar words:
conception, design, platform, proposal, proposition, purpose
definition 2: the way something is to be accomplished; scheme or method of procedure.
The governor spoke of her plan to stimulate the state's economy.My parents are making plans for their retirement.The prisoner had devised a detailed plan of escape.
method, program, projection, proposal, scheme, strategy
similar words:
agenda, conception, design, formula, game, idea, means, platform, procedure, schedule, system
definition 3: (often pl.) a graphic design that shows how something is to be built.
The architect went over the house plans with the owners.
blueprint, design, diagram, layout
similar words:
draft, elevation, floor plan, representation, schema, scheme
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plans, planning, planned
definition 1: to organize or develop a plan for.
The couple are planning their wedding.
design, develop, devise, draft, draw up, formulate, line up, map out
similar words:
arrange, calendar, chart, conceive, construct, contemplate, lay, mastermind, outline, program, project, scheme
definition 2: to have in mind as an aim or intention, usually after giving the idea a certain amount of thought and consideration.
I plan to work for a year or two before going on to graduate school.[verb + infinitive ] My husband and I plan to travel once we retire.[verb + infinitive ] They planned that they would buy a house in the spring, but then she lost her job.[verb + (that) + clause ] We planned for the grandchildren to stay with us for at least two nights.[verb + for smby/smth + infinitive ]
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a plan or plans.
Things always go wrong when I don't plan well.He now regrets that he never planned for his retirement.
similar words:
aim, arrange, contrive, design, devise, intend, plot, prepare, scheme
definition 2: to have an intention or expectation (fol. by "on").
Don't plan on leaving tomorrow because it looks as if there's going to be an ice storm.We planned on having a big party, so we were disappointed when so many people couldn't come.They hadn't planned on their parents returning so soon, and the house was still a mess from the party the night before.
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phrase: plan ahead
derivation: planned (adj.)
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  • planning:
    the activity of making plans for a project, business, or government.
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