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: a top or horizontal view of an object
: a large-scale map of a small area
: an orderly arrangement of parts of an overall design or objective
: a detailed program (as for payment or the provision of some service)
: to devise or project the realization or achievement of
planned their escape
: to have a specified intention —used with on
plans on going
variants or plano-
: flat and
Noun the army's plan of attack We need to agree on a plan of action. Our plan was to have the guests park on the street, not the lawn. When we met them at the restaurant, they said there had been a change of plan. He changed his long-distance plan. Verb We are busy planning the party. The prisoners spent months planning their escape. a teacher planning her next lesson The students are planning a protest. We have something very special planned for your birthday. Their wedding is planned for June. a planned series of books about cars Things don't always go as planned. Always remember to plan ahead. See More
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NounOne of the General Assembly’s largest undertakings during the 90-day legislative session in Annapolis, the cannabis plan was set in motion earlier this month when lawmakers drafted the lengthy proposal to regulate and tax the new industry. —Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 17 Feb. 2023 The plan brought harsh critics who then pushed for data transparency rather than limiting data collection. —Alexandra Sternlicht, Fortune, 17 Feb. 2023 Under the plan, groups of five or more American citizens or permanent residents can apply to privately sponsor the resettlement of refugees. —Geraldo Cadava, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2023 The unlimited plan ranges from $250 to $525 depending on the length of the cruise. —Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2023 The plan can be viewed online at: https://www.glenview.il.us/Pages/Bike-and-Pedestrian-Master-Plan.aspx. —Brian L. Cox, Chicago Tribune, 17 Feb. 2023 By the time today’s kindergartners are high school seniors, the plan was supposed to increase statewide education spending by 45 percent, or $3.9 billion. —Erin Cox, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2023 The plan will be overseen by the global auditing giant PwC and would compensate investors for potential financial losses if businesses were expropriated or projects were disrupted. —Liz Alderman, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2023 Most supported the Arizona plan and opposed further federal involvement, including comments received from the Arizona Public Service Co. utility, Associated Specialty Contractors of Arizona and the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. —Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, 16 Feb. 2023
VerbHere's how the new company leaders plan to turn things around for 2023. —Ricardo Torres, Journal Sentinel, 2 Mar. 2023 The solid data twice a month can help SRP plan its operations. —Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, Hoffman, the committee chair, is leading a group of conservatives who plan to sue Hobbs for issuing an executive order guaranteeing equal employment opportunities for LGBTQ people working at state agencies. —Eli Hager, ProPublica, 1 Mar. 2023 Larger trays are often ideal for gardeners who plan to start a lot of seeds in a multi-level seed starting station with grow lights, like the Delxo Seed Starter Tray. —Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Mar. 2023 Its 2023 schedule is listed online for travelers who want to plan ahead. —Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 1 Mar. 2023 Couldn’t have possibly had more than a month to plan, think, design & execute. —Marco Quiroz-gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 28 Feb. 2023 Sam and her fiancé return to her family's beach house to plan their wedding. —Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 28 Feb. 2023 As such, travelers coming from sea level might want to plan for an extra acclimatization day at the start of their trip, and factor in additional hiking time on trails with notable elevation gain. —Emily Pennington, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2023 See More
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