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Definition of Plane

Plane

  1. Of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.
  2. Any tree of the genus Platanus.
  3. Without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.
  4. A surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature.
  5. An ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator.
  6. A block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.
  7. A tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, etc. It consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, etc.
  8. To make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.
  9. To efface or remove.
  10. Figuratively, to make plain or smooth.

Plane Quotations

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
Muhammad Ali

I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center - and then a second one - and a third, the Pentagon.
Condoleezza Rice

I've tried everything other than jumping out of a plane, but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car.
Nigel Mansell

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Charlie Chaplin

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
Golda Meir
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Plane Translations

plane in Afrikaans is plan, vliegtuig
plane in Dutch is vliegtuig, vliegmachine
plane in Finnish is lentokone
plane in French is projet, avion, rabot
plane in German is Hobel
plane in Italian is aeroplano, velivolo, progetto
plane in Norwegian is fly, bykart
plane in Swedish is hyvla, plan, flygplan, hyvel