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plan British & World English

A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something

plan English Thesaurus

he had a new plan for raising money

plan A British & World English

One’s original plan or strategy

plan B British & World English

An alternative strategy

Z-plan British & World English

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

game plan British & World English

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

off-plan British & World English

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

open-plan British & World English

(Of a room or building) having large rooms with few or no internal dividing walls

plan view British & World English

A view of an object as projected on a horizontal plane

pre-plan British & World English

Plan in advance

sail plan British & World English

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

flight plan British & World English

A written account of the details of a particular proposed flight

floor plan British & World English

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

ground plan British & World English

The plan of a building at ground level

master plan British & World English

A comprehensive plan of action

party plan British & World English

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

American plan British & World English

North American term for full board.

European plan British & World English

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

five-year plan British & World 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 British & World English

A programme of financial aid and other initiatives, sponsored by the US, designed to boost the economies of western European countries after the Second World War. 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;

make a plan British & World English

Devise a way of overcoming difficulties

structure plan British & World English

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

contingency plan British & World English

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

installment plan British & World English

An arrangement for payment by installments

plan of action British & World English

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

someone's best plan British & World English

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

defined benefit plan British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

Happen as one arranged or intended

plan A in A1 British & World English

One’s original plan or strategy

plan B in B1 British & World English

An alternative strategy

replan British & World English

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

make a plan in plan British & World English

Devise a way of overcoming difficulties

planform British & World English

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

someone's best plan in plan British & World English

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

plan of action in plan British & World English

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


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