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[ plan ]SEE DEFINITION OF plan

Synonyms for plan

  • arrangement
  • deal
  • idea
  • intention
  • method
  • policy
  • procedure
  • program
  • project
  • proposal
  • strategy
  • suggestion
  • system
  • treatment
  • aim
  • angle
  • animus
  • contrivance
  • device
  • disposition
  • expedient
  • gimmick
  • intent
  • layout
  • machination
  • meaning
  • means
  • orderliness
  • outline
  • pattern
  • picture
  • platform
  • plot
  • projection
  • proposition
  • purpose
  • scenario
  • stratagem
  • tactics
  • trick
  • undertaking
  • big picture
  • course of action
  • game plan
  • ground plan
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Antonyms for plan

  • disorganization
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAN

Your brother, in short, has given a plan that captivates us all.

The plan of this steam-navigation is now about ten years old.

But from the outset the plan was received with universal favor.

We respect you just as much, but not to plan things for the rest of us.

My plan was to reduce each man's ration of flower from 7lbs.

"That plan will work in two ways," said Mrs. Roberts, gleefully.

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.

She was rather staggered, however, when she found what Hester's plan for the intruders was.

The youth pondered, and drew a plan amongst the rushes with the point of his staff.

This, however, is not the logical way in which to plan meals.

WORD 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."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PLAN

action

nounsomething done

aim

verbpoint or direct at a goal
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