Definitions for plane

Definitions for (noun) plane

Main entry: aeroplane, airplane, plane

Definition: an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

Usage: the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

Main entry: plane, carpenter's plane, woodworking plane

Definition: a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood

Usage: the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work

Main entry: plane, planer, planing machine

Definition: a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

Main entry: sheet, plane

Definition: (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape

Usage: 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

Main entry: plane

Definition: a level of existence or development

Usage: he lived on a worldly plane

Definitions for (verb) plane

Main entry: shave, plane

Definition: cut or remove with or as if with a plane

Usage: The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood

Main entry: plane

Definition: make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane

Usage: plane the top of the door

Main entry: skim, plane

Definition: travel on the surface of water

Definitions for (adj) plane

Main entry: flat, plane, level

Definition: having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another

Usage: a flat desk; acres of level farmland; a plane surface; skirts sewn with fine flat seams

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