|1.||[ noun ] (transportation) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets|
"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|
"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"
|4.||[ adjective ] having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another|
"a flat desk" "acres of level farmland" "a plane surface"
|5.||[ verb ] cut or remove with or as if with a plane|
"The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
|6.||[ verb ] make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane|
"plane the top of the door"
|7.||[ verb ] travel on the surface of water|
|Related terms:||glide aquaplane aquaplane|
|8.||[ noun ] a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood|
|9.||[ noun ] a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood|
"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|