plan1 [ plæn ] noun count ***
1. ) a series of actions that you think about carefully to help you 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 haven't made any plans for our summer vacation yet.
plan to do something: The administration has announced plans to reduce the use of pesticides in food production.
2. ) something you intend to do and make arrangements to achieve:
Her plan is to move to France after she graduates.
3. ) a technical drawing that shows details of how a building, city, machine, etc. will be built or developed
a ) a drawing showing how something is or will be made:
I've made a detailed plan of my new garden.
a seating plan
plan 2 [ plæn ] verb ***
1. ) intransitive or 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 ahead: We'll need to plan ahead if we want to take a year off for traveling.
plan for a contingency/eventuality (=plan for what might happen): Officials are planning for all contingencies.
plan for the future: We need to plan for the future now that we're getting married.
a ) be planned for if something is planned for a particular time or place, plans have been made for it to take place then or there:
a wedding planned for July
The meeting is planned for next week.
The shopping mall 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 you intend to build or make, and draw a picture of how it will look
`plan on phrasal verb transitive
plan on (doing) something to intend to do something or expect something to happen:
We are planning on going to Australia this year.
We hadn't planned on so many people coming.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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