plan

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plan is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
plan


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Singular
plan

Plural
plans

  1. (countable) A plan is a clear idea of what you will do, often for a particular goal.
    Have you made any plans for tomorrow?
    The school has announced a plan to open two new classrooms.
    Buying the new factory is part of our growth plan.
  2. (countable) A plan' is a technical drawing of a room, a building, a city, etc.
    The plans show this area as housing, with no shopping nearby.

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Plain form
plan

Third-person singular
plans

Past tense
planned

Past participle
planned

Present participle
planning

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you plan something, you decide what you will do.
    We need to plan ahead so that we'll be ready.
    We planned out the wedding very carefully.
    I didn't plan to be here, but John asked me to come.
    When do you plan on starting the new job?

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