plane
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pleɪn/, [pʰl̥eɪn]
Adjective

plane (comparative planer, superlative planest)

  1. Of a surface: flat or level.
Translations Noun

plane (plural planes)

  1. A level or flat surface.
  2. (geometry) A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane).
  3. A level of existence or development. (eg, astral plane)
  4. A roughly flat, thin, often moveable structure used to create lateral force by the flow of air or water over its surface, found on aircraft, submarines, etc.
  5. (computing, Unicode) Any of a number of designated ranges of sequential code points.
  6. (anatomy) An imaginary plane which divides the body into two portions.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Noun

plane (plural planes)

  1. (countable) A tool for smoothing wood by removing thin layers from the surface.
Translations Verb

plane (planes, present participle planing; past and past participle planed)

  1. (transitive) To smooth (wood) with a plane.
Translations Noun

plane (plural planes)

  1. An airplane; an aeroplane.
  2. (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies, of various genera, having a slow gliding flight. Also called aeroplanes.
  3. (entomology) The butterfly Bindahara phocides, family Lycaenidae, of Asia and Australasia.
Translations Verb

plane (planes, present participle planing; past and past participle planed)

  1. (nautical) To move in a way that lifts the bow of a boat out of the water.
  2. To glide or soar.
Translations Translations Noun

plane (plural planes)

  1. (countable) A deciduous tree of the genus Platanus.
  2. (Northern UK) A sycamore.
Translations
  • French: platane
  • German: Platane
  • Italian: platano
  • Portuguese: plátano
  • Russian: плата́н
  • Spanish: platano



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