plane


Definition: Meaning of, plane in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ple…™n /

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plane planes
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  1. aircraft a vehicle that flies in the air and has wings and at least one engine
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  2. level a level or standard of thought, conversation etc
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  3. tool a tool that has a flat bottom with a sharp blade in it, used for making wooden surfaces smooth
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  4. tree a PLANE TREE
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  5. surface technical a completely flat surface in GEOMETRY
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
plane planed planed
Present Participle Third Person Singular
planing planes
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  1. if you plane a piece of wood, you make it smoother or smaller, using a plane
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  1. technical completely flat and smooth
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plane used in phrases

  • American plane (noun)
    1. very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico
  • Cartesian plane (noun)
    1. a plane in which all points can be described in Cartesian coordinates
  • London plane (noun)
    1. very large fast-growing tree much planted as a street tree
  • beading plane (noun)
    1. a plane with a concave blade for making moulding with beadwork
  • block plane (noun)
    1. a small plane used on end grains of wood
  • bullnosed plane (noun)
    1. a small carpenter's plane with the cutting edge near the front
  • carpenter's plane (noun)
    1. a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
  • chamfer plane (noun)
    1. a plane that makes a bevelled edge
  • circular plane (noun)
    1. a plane with a flexible face that can plane concave or convex surfaces
  • combination plane (noun)
    1. a woodworking plane that has interchangeable cutters of various shapes
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