Plan

Definition of Plan

n.1.A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.
2.A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.
God's plans like lines pure and white unfold.
- M. R. Smith.
3.A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
The simple plan,
That they should take who have the power,
And they should keep who can.
- Wordsworth.
Body plan
etc. See under Body, Floor, etc.
v. t.1.To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
[imp. & p. p. Planned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Planning.]
2.To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
Even in penance, planning sins anew.
- Goldsmith.

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