Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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.
Body plan, Floor plan
, etc. See under Body
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.