A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something
he had a new plan for raising money
One’s original plan or strategy
An alternative strategy
The ground plan of a type of Scottish castle having a central block with two towers at diagonally opposite corners
Shipbuilding an end elevation of a ship, showing the breadth, contour of the sides, etc., at various points along its length (in wooden ships at the principal timbers).
A plan of action for the growth and development of a city.
The front elevation of a plan or drawing.
To surpass in planning; to outdo by more skilful planning.
A plan of a town; specifically a ground plan showing the positions of the streets and buildings in the proposed development of a town.
To plan and control the construction, growth, and development of a town or other urban area; to engage in town planning. Now rare.
A strategy worked out in advance, especially in sport, politics, or business
(Of the selling or purchasing of property) before the property is built and with only the plans available for inspection
(Of a room or building) having large rooms with few or no internal dividing walls
A view of an object as projected on a horizontal plane
Plan in advance
A scale diagram of the masts, spars, rigging, and sails of a sailing vessel
A person contributing to a pension plan, insurance scheme, etc.
A seating plan for those attending a formal meal.
A written account of the details of a particular proposed flight
A scale diagram of the arrangement of rooms in one storey of a building
The plan of a building at ground level
A teacher’s plan for teaching an individual lesson
A comprehensive plan of action
A sales strategy involving the demonstration of goods at parties in people’s homes
A scheme for making regular contributions towards the payment for one's own funeral.
The African National Congress strategy, devised largely by Mandela, of organizing its membership into cells; adopted in the late 1950s as a means of ensuring the continued existence of the organization, should it be banned (more usually called M Plan).
A draft or sketch plan lacking details.
An arrangement or system for contributions into and payments from a pension fund.
A person responsible for a particular project or scheme; (now) especially a person or company responsible for investing the contributions to a pension plan or similar scheme.
= working drawing; usually in plural.
North American term for full board.
A system of charging for a hotel room only, without meals
(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
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
Devise a way of overcoming difficulties
A plan drawn up by a local planning authority for the use of a prescribed area of land
The plan, adopted by the Democratic Party in Mississippi in 1875, of assuring the political supremacy of white people over black, chiefly by preventing black people from voting, often by the use of intimidation and violence.
A plan designed to take account of a possible future event or circumstance
An arrangement for payment by installments
An organized programme of measures to be taken in order to achieve a goal
A person’s (or the) most sensible course of action
A private pension scheme available to employed or self-employed individuals who are not members of an occupational scheme; (in later use) such a scheme created by government legislation.
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
(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)
A hotel rate which includes accommodation, breakfast, and one other meal (contrasted with American plan, European plan); abbreviated MAP.
A screen on which is shown a maplike display of the positions of objects detected by a rotating radar scanner.
Happen as one arranged or intended
One’s original plan or strategy