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plan

noun agenda, alternative, ambition, cabal, campaign, complot, conspiracy, course of accion, curriculum, design, draft, expedient, forethought, hope, intendment, intent, intention, itinerary, plot, preparation, program, projection, proposal, prooosed action, proposition, prospectus, readiness, resolve, schedule, scheme, strategy, suggestion, syllabus, tactic, undertaking
Associated concepts: ecological plan, feasibility plan, plan for reorganization, planning board

plan

verb aim, arrange, block out, cabal, calculate, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, design, determine upon, devise, engineer, establish guidelines for, expect, figure, frame, harbor a design, have a policy, intend, intrigue, lay out, lay the foundation, look ahead, machinate, make arrangements, make preparations, make ready, map out, mark out a course, organize, outline, plot, prearrange, preconcert, precontrive, predesign, premeditate, prepare, project, propose, prooide for, purpose, resolve, schedule, scheme, set up, shape a course, take measures, think ahead, work out
See also: agenda, arrangement, attempt, blueprint, building, calculate, campaign, channel, composition, conceive, conspiracy, conspire, contemplation, content, contour, contrivance, contrive, course, decide, delineation, design, device, devise, direction, enterprise, expedient, forethought, form, formulate, frame, goal, idea, intend, intent, intention, invent, maneuver, method, model, motif, motive, order, organization, originate, outline, outlook, pattern, platform, ploy, policy, prearrange, predetermine, preparation, procedure, process, program, project, proposal, propose, proposition, prospect, prospectus, provide, purpose, purview, report, resolution, resolve, schedule, scheme, set down, stratagem, strategy, structure, subterfuge, suggestion, system, target, undertaking, way

PLAN. The delineation or design of a city, a house or houses, a garden, a vessel, &c. traced on paper or other substance, representing the position, and the relative proportions of the different parts.
     2. When houses are built by one person agreeably to a plan, and one of them is Sold to a person, with windows and doors in it, the owner of the others cannot shut up those windows, nor has his grantee any greater right. 1 Price, R. 27; 2 Ry. & Mo. 24; 1 Lev. 122; 2 Saund. 114, n. 4 1 M. & M. 396; 9 Bing 305; 1 Leigh's N. P. 559. See 12 Mass: 159; Hamm. N. P. 202; 2 Hill. Ab. c. 12, n. 6 to 12; Com. Dig. Action on the case for a nuisance, A. See Ancients Lights; Windows.

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It is a fact, although now generally forgotten, that the first railways of the United States were run for ten years or more on an anti-monopoly plan.
If these lessons teach us, on one hand, to admire the improvement made by America on the ancient mode of preparing and establishing regular plans of government, they serve not less, on the other, to admonish us of the hazards and difficulties incident to such experiments, and of the great imprudence of unnecessarily multiplying them.
Sketch me the plan of that floor, as you have done of the ground floor, my boy.
Such was a part of his brilliant and comprehensive plan.
Sir James saw all the plans, and took one away to consult upon with Lovegood.
As the Russian stumbled on through the jungle toward the Mosula village there presently crystallized within his brain a plan which seemed more feasible than any that he had as yet considered.
The precise point of destination was still undecided--the plan being to search out a suitable location upon one of the many little islets which dot the western shore of the Macassar Strait.
You see now," remarked Billings as we craned our necks to scan the summit thousands of feet above us, "how futile it would have been to waste our time in working out details of a plan to surmount those.
Then I will explain my plan, and you will find that it is good.
She was looking at plans one day in the following spring--they had finally decided to go down into Sussex and build--when Mrs.
Further, if there be some who think my observations needlessly minute at a moment when they ought to be completely held by rapidity of movement and decision of action, I reply that I have wished to report here, at length and completely, all the details of a plan of attack conceived so rapidly that it is only the slowness of my pen that gives an appearance of slowness to the execution.
The simple-hearted Ivan, the cowherd, seemed completely to grasp Levin's proposal--that he should with his family take a share of the profits of the cattle-yard--and he was in complete sympathy with the plan.