1. [ noun ] (transportation) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
Synonyms: airplane aeroplane

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

Related terms: aircraft heavier-than-air_craft bomber fighter jet hangar_queen reconnaissance_plane amphibian ski-plane monoplane propeller_plane biplane seaplane multiengine_airplane airliner turbojet tanker_plane wing windshield accelerator cowl fuselage landing_gear pod radome navigation_light escape_hatch seat passenger drift log highjacker inclinometer hunt leeway titanium astern edge_tool defroster roll-on_roll-off prang circumnavigation
2. [ noun ] (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
Synonyms: sheet

"we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane" "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"

Related terms: shape picture_plane facet_plane cartesian_plane orbital_plane midplane tangent_plane mathematics
3. [ noun ] a level of existence or development

"he lived on a worldly plane"

Related terms: degree
4. [ adjective ] having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another
Synonyms: flat level

"a flat desk" "acres of level farmland" "a plane surface"

Related terms: even
5. [ verb ] cut or remove with or as if with a plane
Synonyms: shave

"The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"

Related terms: cut
6. [ verb ] make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane

"plane the top of the door"

Related terms: smooth
7. [ verb ] travel on the surface of water
Synonyms: skim
Related terms: glide aquaplane aquaplane
8. [ noun ] a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
Synonyms: planing_machine planer
Related terms: power_tool
9. [ noun ] a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
Synonyms: woodworking_plane carpenter's_plane

"the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"

Related terms: hand_tool edge_tool chamfer_plane circular_plane block_plane combination_plane scrub_plane fore_plane openside_plane jack_plane jointer match_plane router_plane dovetail_plane bullnose smooth_plane beading_plane
Similar spelling:   plan