ground plan

noun

Definition of ground plan

1 : a plan of a floor of a building as distinguished from an elevation
2 : a first or basic plan

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Examples of ground plan in a Sentence

their ground plan is first to finish college and then get married
Recent Examples on the Web The keep-it-in-the-ground plan would require billions of dollars in appropriations from Congress -- and the administration just recently lost a bid in Congress to spend $3 billion buying oil for the government’s strategic reserve. Sheela Tobben, Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Weighs Paying Drillers to Leave Oil in Ground Amid Glut," 5 May 2020 The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings, with White House input. CBS News, "White House says Trump supports "moderate" GOP immigration bill after confusion," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of ground plan

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 May 2020

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“Ground plan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20plan. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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