|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||idea agenda blueprint budget regimen outline project pension_plan employee_savings_plan stock_purchase_plan plan_of_action guideline audit_program master_plan program|
|2.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||intend hope aspire think_out|
|3.||[ noun ] an arrangement scheme|
"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult" "it was an excellent design for living" "a plan for seating guests"
|Related terms:||arrangement configuration layout trap European_plan hotel_plan American_plan|
|4.||[ verb ] make plans for something|
"He is planning a trip with his family"
|Related terms:||think schedule project intend schedule plot mastermind frame chart lay_out scheme design planning planner|
|5.||[ noun ] (architecture,fine art) scale drawing of a structure|
"the plans for City Hall were on file"
|Related terms:||drawing floor_plan elevation design|
|6.||[ verb ] make or work out a plan for; devise|
|Synonyms:||design contrive project|
"They contrived to murder their boss" design a new sales strategy" "plan an attack"
|Related terms:||create_by_mental_act map concert undertaking invention planner planning project|
|7.||[ verb ] make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form|
"design a better mousetrap" "plan the new wing of the museum"
|Related terms:||create_by_mental_act engineer redesign blueprint design invention design|