• Planing Definition & Synonyms
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plane
- () a. & vb. n. fr. Plane, v. t.
• Plan Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) 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.
- (a.) 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.
- (a.) A method; a way of procedure; a custom.
- (v. t.) To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
- (v. t.) To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.
• Plane Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.
- (a.) To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.
- (n.) Any tree of the genus Platanus.
- (a.) Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.
- (a.) A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc.
- (a.) A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.
- (a.) A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature.
- (a.) An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator.
- (a.) Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.
- (a.) To efface or remove.