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
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
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
God's plans like lines pure and white
unfold. M. R. Smith.
3. A method; a way of procedure; a
The simple plan, Wordsworth.
That they should take who have the power,
And they should keep who can.
Body plan, Floor plan, etc.
See under Body, Floor, etc.
Syn. -- Scheme; draught; delineation; plot; sketch; project;
design; contrivance; device. See Scheme.