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I UK [plæn] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "plan":
singular plan plural plans
1) a series of actions that you think about carefully to help you to achieve something

an economic/spending/corporate plan

a peace plan

make/work out/outline a plan:

We need to make a plan before we can start on the project.

go/run according to plan:

Everything went according to plan (= there were no problems).

a change of plan:

There's been a change of plan. The meeting will now take place in Berlin.

ahead of plan (= earlier than expected):

The building was completed ahead of plan.

have/make plans for something:

We don't have any plans for our holiday yet.

plan to do something:

The administration has announced plans to reduce the use of pesticides in food production.

Verbs frequently used with plan as the object ▪  abandon, cancel, devise, formulate, implement, make, oppose, outline, scrap, shelve, unveil, work out
2) something that you intend to do and make arrangements to achieve

Her plan is to move to France after she graduates.

a) a technical drawing that shows details of how a building, city, machine etc will be built or developed
b) a drawing showing how something is or will be made

I've made a detailed plan of my new garden.

a seating plan

II UK [plæn] / US verb
Word forms "plan":
present tense I/you/we/they plan he/she/it plans present participle planning past tense planned past participle planned
a) [intransitive/transitive] to think carefully about a series of actions that you need to take in order to achieve something

a carefully planned career

They had been planning their trip to Africa for months.

plan for the future:

We need to plan for the future now that we're getting married.

plan ahead:

We'll need to plan ahead if we want to take a year off for travelling.

plan for a contingency/eventuality (= plan for what might happen):

Officials are planning for all contingencies.

b) if something is planned for a particular time or place, plans have been made for it to take place then or there
be planned for something:

a wedding planned for July

The meeting is planned for next week.

The shopping centre planned for this site may take years to build.

2) [transitive] to intend to do something
plan to do something:

My boss is planning to retire at 50.

3) [transitive] to think about something that you intend to build or make, and to draw a picture of how it will look
Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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