plan·​ner ˈpla-nər How to pronounce planner (audio)
plural planners
: a person who plans something
a party planner
a careful planner
often : one whose job is to create a comprehensive or systematic plan or design within a particular field or for a particular project
… the thrust of the book is not location theory or regional economic development, but rather the nuts and bolts of concern to government planners and local chambers of commerce. Edward Malecki
While most planners agree that there is enough water in Arizona to support the people currently living there, the allocation and use of water in the Phoenix area is a vital issue for residents … Charles Sargent
We talked to our financial planner about how to save enough money for retirement.
: something (such as a device, program, or notebook) that provides a schedule and is used for planning activities, travels, etc.
an online trip planner
a monthly/daily planner

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After meeting with her financial planner on Tuesday, DeArment had her answer. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2022 Education can be in the form of one-on-one coaching with a financial planner, seminars or webinars. Liz Frazier, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 There will also be breakout sessions where attendees can meet one-on-one with a financial planner to discuss their personal goals and action steps to achieve them. Bob Dohr, Journal Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 Talk to a financial planner to get the best advice. Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Consider discussing your situation with a fee-only financial planner who can model different scenarios and give you personalized advice. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2022 Other problem-solving strategies include creating another stream of income, reading financial literacy books, talking to a financial planner, acquiring skills that will increase your salary and then negotiating a higher salary at work, says Bryant. Fortune, 19 Aug. 2022 That may not work well with the obligate planner but this is where the rest of us can shine. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 5 Aug. 2022 Frizzi-Babb agrees that talking to a financial planner is a good idea. Don Babwin, ajc, 30 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of planner was in 1716

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Cite this Entry

“Planner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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