plan, program, programme(noun)
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"
an arrangement scheme
"the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"
plan, architectural plan(verb)
scale drawing of a structure
"the plans for City Hall were on file"
plan, be after(verb)
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"
make plans for something
"He is planning a trip with his family"
plan, project, contrive, design(verb)
make or work out a plan for; devise
"They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
throw, see, protrude, design, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, contrive, send off, picture, envision, jut out, externalize, formulate, be after
make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
"design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"
To design a building, machine, etc.
The architect planned the building for the client.
To create a plan for.
They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.
Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Design refers to the adaptation of means to an end, the correspondence and coordination of parts, or of separate acts, to produce a result; intent and purpose overleap all particulars, and fasten on the end itself. Intention is simply the more familiar form of the legal and philosophical intent. Plan relates to details of form, structure, and action, in themselves; design considers these same details all as a means to an end. The plan of a campaign may be for a series of sharp attacks, with the design of thus surprising and overpowering the enemy. A man comes to a fixed intention to kill his enemy; he forms a plan to entrap him into his power, with the design of then compassing his death; as the law can not read the heart, it can only infer the intent from the evidences of design. Intent denotes a straining, stretching forth toward an object; purpose simply the placing it before oneself; hence, we speak of the purpose rather than the intent or intention of God. We hold that the marks of design in nature prove it the work of a great Designer. Intention contemplates the possibility of failure; purpose looks to assured success; intent or intention refers especially to the state of mind of the actor; purpose to the result of the action. Compare AIM; CAUSE; IDEA; MODEL.
The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.
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- خطة, خططArabic
- planejarCatalan, Valencian
- plánovat, plán, půdorysCzech
- planen, Plan, vorhaben, anlegenGerman
- σχέδιο, σχεδιάζωGreek
- tener intención de, plano, planear, planSpanish
- aikoa, kaavapiirros, pohjapiirros, suunnitella, pohjakaava, suunnitelma, kaavailla, kaavaFinnish
- projeter, plan, schemaFrench
- יזם, תוכנית, תכנןHebrew
- प्रोग्राम बनाना, प्रोग्राम, योजनाHindi
- tervez, tervHungarian
- inventare, pianificare, piano, progettare, organizzarsi, architettareItalian
- つもりである, 計画, 設計図, 計画する, プラン, 図解Japanese
- 계획, 계획하다, 計劃Korean
- PlangLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- plannen, plan, schema, ontwerpen, ontwerp, van plan zijnDutch
- planować, plan, schemat, projektowaćPolish
- planejar, planta, plano, pretender, planearPortuguese
- план, планировать, разработать, чертёж, разрабатыватьRussian
- načrt, tloris, načrtovatiSlovene
- planera, plan, projekteraSwedish
- mkakati, mpangoSwahili
- plan, planlamakTurkish
- iqhinga, icebo, isu, isakhiwoZulu
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