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[n] scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"
[n] an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
[n] a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
[v] make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
[v] have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
[v] make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
[v] make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

Misc. Definitions

\Plan\, n. [F., fr. L. planus flat, level. See {Plain}, a.]
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}, {Floor plan}, etc. See under {Body}, {Floor}, etc. Syn: Scheme; draught; delineation; plot; sketch; project; design; contrivance; device. See {Scheme}.
\Plan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Planned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Planning}.]
1. To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
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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