What is plan?

  • (verb): Have the will and intention to carry out some action.
    Synonyms: be after
    See also — Additional definitions below


A plan is typically any diagram or list of steps with timing and resources, used to achieve an objective. See also strategy. It is commonly understood as a temporal set of intended actions through which one expects to achieve a goal. For spatial or planar topologic or topographic sets see map.

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Grid Plan
... The grid plan, grid street plan or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid ... In the context of the culture of Ancient Rome, the grid plan method of land measurement was called Centuriation ...
Battlestar Galactica - 2003 Reimagining - The Plan (TV Movie)
... Main article Battlestar Galactica The Plan In August 2008, the Sci Fi Channel officially announced the production of a two-hour TV movie which was planned to air after the final episode of the series in ... Written by Jane Espenson and directed by Edward James Olmos, The Plan storyline begins before the attack on the 12 colonies and shows events ... On July 24, 2009, Edward James Olmos stated that The Plan will not be the last movie based on the reimagined series ...
Racial Policy Of Nazi Germany - Policies Regarding Poles and Russians
... Generalplan Ost (GPO) was a Nazi plan to realize Hitler's "new order of ethnographical relations" in the territories occupied by Germany in Eastern Europe during World War II ... The plan was part of Hitler's own Lebensraum plan and a fulfillment of the Drang nach Osten ("Drive towards the East") state ideology ... The final version of Generalplan Ost, essentially a grand plan for ethnic cleansing, was divided into two parts the Kleine Planung ("Small Plan"), which covered actions which ...
Five-Year Plans For The National Economy Of The Soviet Union - Plans - Third Plan, 1938–1941
... The Third Five-Year Plan ran for only 3 years, up to 1941, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union during the Second World War ... The first two years of the Third Five-Year Plan proved to be even more of a disappointment in terms of proclaimed production goals ...
Royal Brunei Airlines - History - Stabilisation Plan: 2011-Onwards
... with a comprehensive and unsustainable plan to improve its operations, financial "performance" and customer service experience ... As part of the plan, services to Auckland, Brisbane, Perth and Ho Chi Minh City will be suspended effective after the last scheduled flights of October 2011 ...

More definitions of "plan":

  • (verb): Make or work out a plan for; devise.
    Example: "Plan an attack"
    Synonyms: project, contrive, design
  • (noun): An arrangement scheme.
    Example: "A plan for seating guests"
    Synonyms: design
  • (verb): Make plans for something.
    Example: "He is planning a trip with his family"
  • (verb): Make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form.
    Example: "Plan the new wing of the museum"
    Synonyms: design
  • (noun): A series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished.
    Example: "They drew up a six-step plan"
    Synonyms: program, programme

Famous quotes containing the word plan:

    Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later.
    Walter Reisch (1903–1963)

    ...I believed passionately that Communists were a race of horned men who divided their time equally between the burning of Nancy Drew books and the devising of a plan of nuclear attack that would land the largest and most lethal bomb squarely upon the third-grade class of Thomas Jefferson School in Morristown, New Jersey.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)

    Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
    Ambrose Bierce (1842–1914)