pre·​plan ˌprē-ˈplan How to pronounce preplan (audio)
variants or pre-plan
preplanned or pre-planned; preplanning or pre-planning

transitive + intransitive

: to plan in advance
preplanned his own funeral
preplanning for emergencies
preplanned adjective
or pre-planned
a program of preplanned activities
a pre-planned industrial community

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preplan was in 1847

Dictionary Entries Near preplan

Cite this Entry

“Preplan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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