Synonyms of plane


1. airplane, aeroplane, plane, heavier-than-air craft

usage: an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

2. plane, sheet, shape, form

usage: (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape; "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"

3. plane, degree, level, stage, point

usage: a level of existence or development; "he lived on a worldly plane"

4. plane, planer, planing machine, power tool

usage: a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood

5. plane, carpenter's plane, woodworking plane, edge tool, hand tool

usage: a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"


1. plane, shave, cut

usage: cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"

2. plane, skim, glide

usage: travel on the surface of water

3. plane, smooth, smoothen

usage: make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane; "plane the top of the door"


1. flat, level, plane, even (vs. uneven)

usage: having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"

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Definition and meaning of plane (Dictionary)