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Definitions of plane

  1. To make level; make smooth or even with a tool. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To make a surface (as of wood) level. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To smooth with a plane. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To make smooth or even; bring to a level; dress with a plane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. make even or smooth, as with a carpenter's plane Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To make smooth. Inclined plane, a plane inclined to the horizon at any angle whatever. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To make level or smooth, as with a carpenter's plane; to free from inequalities of surface. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane"; "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Any tree of the genus Platanus. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A flat or even surface; a grade or level of life; as, a person's social plane; a carpenter's tool for smoothing wood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A level surface: (geom.) an even superficies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. An even surface; tool for smoothing surfaces; tree with broad leaves. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Planer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A flat surface. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A grade of development; stage; level. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Aero. The principal, or one of the principal supporting elements of an aeroplane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A tool for producing a smooth, even surface. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The sycamore or buttonwood. planetree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. An even or level surface; an instrument used in smoothing boards. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. An even or level surface; a surface without curvature; an imaginary surface assumed to cut and pass through a body, or one of the supposed curves of the celestial sphere; in surv., a level surface parallel to the horizon; a tool for smoothing wood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To efface or remove. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Figuratively, to make plain or smooth. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Flat; level; even; without elevations or depressions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Plain: even: level: pertaining to, lying in, or forming a plane. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Lying in a plane; level; flat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Without elevations or depressions; even; flat. Plane chart, a chart constructed on the supposition of the earth and sea being an extended plane. Plane geometry, the geometry of figures on a plane surface. Plane sailing, the art of determining the ship's place on the supposition that she is moving on a plane. Plane-table, an instrument or board marked off into degrees from the centre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Level; flat; even; without elevations or depressions, as the surface of water at rest; opposed to a curved surface. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for plane

  1. I ought to fire this plane of mine. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  2. Not so Frank, who, held in by the wheel, was carried down with the plane – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
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