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Noun: plane  pleyn
  1. An aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the plane";
    - airplane [N. Amer], aeroplane [Brit]
     
  2. (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    "any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"; "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane";
    - sheet
     
  3. A level of existence or development
    "he lived on a worldly plane"
     
  4. A power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
    - planer, planing machine
     
  5. A carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
    "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work";
    - carpenter's plane, woodworking plane
     
  6. Any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
    - plane tree, sycamore, platan
Verb: plane  pleyn
  1. Cut or remove with or as if with a plane
    "The machine planed off fine layers from the piece of wood";
    - shave
     
  2. Travel on the surface of water
    - skim
     
  3. Make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane
    "plane the top of the door"
Adjective: plane  pleyn
  1. Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    "a plane surface";
    - flat, level

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Derived forms: planing, planes, planed

See also: even

Type of: cut, degree, edge tool, form, glide, hand tool, heavier-than-air craft, level, phase, phasis, point, power tool, shape, smooth, smoothen, stage, tree

Part of: genus Platanus, Platanus

Encyclopedia: Plane