Antonyms for plan

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : plan
Phonetic Transcription : plæn

Definition of plan

Origin :
  • 1670s as a technical term in perspective drawing; 1706 as "drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object," from French plan "ground plan, map," literally "plane surface" (mid-16c.), from Latin planum "level or flat surface," noun use of adjective planus "level, flat" (see plane (n.1)). The notion is of "a drawing on a flat surface." Meaning "scheme of action, design" is first recorded 1706, possibly influenced by French planter "to plant," from Italian planta "ground plan."
  • noun scheme, design, way of doing things
  • noun written description; diagram
  • verb think out; prepare in advance
  • verb intend, mean
Example sentences :
  • Your brother, in short, has given a plan that captivates us all.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The plan of this steam-navigation is now about ten years old.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • But from the outset the plan was received with universal favor.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • We respect you just as much, but not to plan things for the rest of us.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • My plan was to reduce each man's ration of flower from 7lbs.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • "That plan will work in two ways," said Mrs. Roberts, gleefully.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • It is a fool's plan to teach a man to be a cur in peace, and think that he will be a lion in war.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • She was rather staggered, however, when she found what Hester's plan for the intruders was.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • This, however, is not the logical way in which to plan meals.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The youth pondered, and drew a plan amongst the rushes with the point of his staff.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle

Synonyms for plan

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