Synonyms of plan


1. plan, program, programme, idea, thought

usage: a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"

2. design, plan, arrangement, organization, organisation, system

usage: an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"

3. plan, architectural plan, drawing

usage: scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file"


1. plan, be after, intend, mean, think

usage: have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

2. plan, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"

3. plan, project, contrive, design, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

4. design, plan, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

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