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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

I had been an abject fan of Robert Stone since the early eighties, when I borrowed a copy of 'A Flag for Sunrise' to read on a plane to Rome. I was twenty-something, with a first novel under my belt.
Madison Smartt Bell

A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
Jackie Kennedy

And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that.
Clint Eastwood

The simple life on the farm was everything to me. Nothing was more relaxing after a long plane flight than to reach the winding driveway that led up to my house. The quiet of the night was more soothing than a sleeping pill.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Whether a plane to Singapore, a subway in Manhattan, or the streets of Cincinnati, I search for meaningful conversation wherever I may travel. Without it, I believe we lose the ability to not only understand others, but more importantly, ourselves.
Dhani Jones
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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
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