ground plan

noun

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

Examples of ground plan in a Sentence

their ground plan is first to finish college and then get married
Recent Examples on the Web In this original usage, it was associated with concepts like designs, ground plans, and sketches—flat forms to be realized as physical structures. Leo Kim, WIRED, 5 Sep. 2023 The possible dichotomy between ground plan and volumetric form has never been more apparent to me. Martin Filler, The New York Review of Books, 22 May 2023 Clues were found in the remains of the buildings, ground plans, monuments, and plazas. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ground plan was in 1731

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“Ground plan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20plan. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

ground plan

noun
1
: a plan of a floor of a building
2
: a first or basic plan
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