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plane

noun

1 plane

An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets:
— The flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane.

synonyms: aeroplane, airplane.

Roget 266: travel; traveling etc. v.. wayfaring, campaigning.    journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, ... show more

Roget 251: flatness etc. adj.; smoothness etc. 255.    plane; level etc. 213; plate, platter, table, tablet, ... show more

Roget 213: horizontality; flatness; level, plane; stratum etc. 204; dead level, dead flat; level plane.    recumbency, lying down etc. v.; ... show more

Dutch: kist, toestel, vliegmachine, vliegtuig
Polish: aeroplan, samolot



2 plane

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.

synonym: sheet.

Dutch: vlak
Polish: płaszczyzna

3 plane

A level of existence or development.

Dutch: vlak

4 plane

A power tool for smoothing or shaping wood.

synonyms: planer, planing machine.

Dutch: schaaf, schaafbank, schaafmachine
Polish: heblarka, heblownica, heblownica stolarska, strugarka

5 plane

A carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood:
— The cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work.

synonyms: carpenter's plane, woodworking plane.

Polish: strug, hebel

verb

1 plane

Cut or remove with or as if with a plane.

synonym: shave.

Roget 305: ascend, rise, mount, arise, uprise; go up, get up, work one's way up, start up; shoot up, go into orbit; float up; bubble up; aspire.    ... show more

Roget 255: smooth, smoothen; plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; macadamize; polish, burnish, calender, glaze; iron, ... show more

2 plane

Travel on the surface of water.

synonym: skim.

3 plane

Make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane.

adjective

1 plane

Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another:
— A plane surface.

synonyms: flat, level.

Roget 255: smooth; polished etc. v.; leiodermatous, slick, velutinous; even; level etc. 213; plane etc. ... show more

Roget 251: flat, plane, even, flush, scutiform, discoid; level etc. (horizontal) 213; flat as a pancake, flat as a fluke, flat as a flounder, ... show more

Roget 213: horizontal, level, even, plane; flat etc. 251; flat as a billiard table, flat as a bowling green; alluvial; calm, calm as a mill pond; smooth, smooth as glass.    ... show more

Polish: płaski


Moby thesaurus: aeroplane, aircraft, airliner, airplane, alabaster, amount, aspire, avion, beading plane, become airborne, bench plane, billiard table, block plane, bowling alley, bowling green, caliber, capping plane, claw skyward, compass, core-box plane ... show more.

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