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plan US English

A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something

plan US Thesaurus

a plan for raising money

a monkey wrench in the works US English

A person or thing that prevents the successful implementation of a plan

plan A US English

One’s original plan or strategy

plan B US English

An alternative strategy

Z-plan US English

The ground plan of a type of Scottish castle having a central block with two towers at diagonally opposite corners

game plan US English

A strategy worked out in advance, especially in sports, politics, or business

off-plan US English

(Of the selling or purchasing of property) before the property is built and with only the plans available for inspection

open-plan US English

(Of a building or floor plan) having large open areas with few or no internal dividing walls

plan view US English

A view of an object as projected onto a horizontal plane

sail plan US English

A scale diagram of the masts, spars, rigging, and sails of a sailing vessel

flight plan US English

A written account of the details of a particular proposed flight

floor plan US English

A scale diagram of the arrangement of rooms in one story of a building

ground plan US English

The plan of a building at ground level as imagined seen from above

master plan US English

A comprehensive or far-reaching plan of action

party plan US English

A sales strategy involving the demonstration of goods at parties in people’s homes

American plan US English

(In hotels) a system of paying a single daily rate that covers the room and all meals

European plan US English

A system of charging for a hotel room only, without meals

five-year plan US English

(Especially in the former Soviet Union) a government plan for economic development over five years. The first such plan in the Soviet Union was inaugurated in 1928

Marshall Plan US English

A program of financial aid and other initiatives, sponsored by the US, designed to boost the economies of western European countries after World War II. It was originally advocated by Secretary of State George C. Marshall and passed by Congress in 1948

Marshall Plan New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

US programme of aid to western Europe after World War II;

structure plan US English

A plan drawn up by a local planning authority for the use of a prescribed area of land

contingency plan US English

A plan designed to take a possible future event or circumstance into account

installment plan US English

An arrangement for payment by installments

plan of action US English

An organized program of measures to be taken in order to achieve a goal

someone's best plan US English

A person’s (or the) most sensible course of action

defined benefit plan US English

A company pension plan in which an employee’s pension payments are calculated according to length of service and the salary they earned at the time of retirement

personal equity plan US English

(In the UK) an investment scheme whereby personal investors could invest a limited sum each year in shares or unit trusts in British companies without liability for tax on dividends or capital gains (closed to new subscriptions in 1999, when replaced by the ISA)

go according to plan US English

Happen as one arranged or intended

plan A in A1 US English

One’s original plan or strategy

plan B in B1 US English

An alternative strategy

preplan US English

Plan in advance

replan US English

Plan (something, especially the layout of buildings or cities) differently or again

planform US English

The shape or outline of an aircraft wing as projected onto a horizontal plane

someone's best plan in plan US English

A person’s (or the) most sensible course of action

plan of action in plan US English

An organized program of measures to be taken in order to achieve a goal

layaway US English

A system of paying a deposit to secure an item for later purchase

layaway plan in layaway US English

A system of paying a deposit to secure an item for later purchase


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