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Oxford dictionary definition of the word plan:
1a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something:
the UN peace plan
[with modifier] a scheme for the regular payment of contributions towards a pension, savings account, or insurance policy:
a personal pension plan
2an intention or decision about what one is going to do:
I have no plans to retire
3a detailed map or diagram:
a street plan
a drawing or diagram made by projection on a horizontal plane, especially one showing the layout of a building or one floor of a building. Compare with elevation (sense 3).
a diagram showing how something will be arranged:
look at the seating plan
(in the Methodist Church) a document listing the preachers for all the services in a circuit during a given period.
verb (plans, planning, planned)
1decide on and make arrangements for in advance:
they were planning a trip to Egypt
he plans to fly on Wednesday
we plan on getting married in the near future
2design or make a plan of (something to be made or built):
she had planned the garden from scratch
someone’s (or the) best plan
a person’s (or the) most sensible course of action:
William’s best plan would be to get a job
go according to plan
happen as one arranged or intended:
if all goes according to plan, this money can be used as seed capital for a new business
make a plan
South African devise a way of overcoming difficulties:
leave it to me—I’ll make a plan
plan A (or plan B)
see A1, B1.
plan of action (or campaign or attack)
an organized programme of measures to be taken in order to achieve a goal.
late 17th century: from French, from earlier plant ‘ground plan, plane surface’, influenced in sense by Italian pianta ‘plan of building’. Compare with plant