1. [ noun ] a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
Synonyms: program programme

"they drew up a six-step plan" "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

Related terms: idea agenda blueprint budget regimen outline project pension_plan employee_savings_plan stock_purchase_plan plan_of_action guideline audit_program master_plan program
2. [ verb ] have the will and intention to carry out some action
Synonyms: be_after

"He plans to be in graduate school next year" "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

Related terms: intend hope aspire think_out
3. [ noun ] an arrangement scheme
Synonyms: design

"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult" "it was an excellent design for living" "a plan for seating guests"

Related terms: arrangement configuration layout trap European_plan hotel_plan American_plan
4. [ verb ] make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

Related terms: think schedule project intend schedule plot mastermind frame chart lay_out scheme design planning planner
5. [ noun ] (architecture,fine art) scale drawing of a structure
Synonyms: architectural_plan

"the plans for City Hall were on file"

Related terms: drawing floor_plan elevation design
6. [ verb ] make or work out a plan for; devise
Synonyms: design contrive project

"They contrived to murder their boss" design a new sales strategy" "plan an attack"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act map concert undertaking invention planner planning project
7. [ verb ] make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
Synonyms: design

"design a better mousetrap" "plan the new wing of the museum"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act engineer redesign blueprint design invention design
Similar spelling:   plano