Meaning of PLANE in English

PLANE

transcription, транскрипция: [ pleɪn ]

( planes, planing, planed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A plane is a vehicle with wings and one or more engines, which can fly through the air.

He had plenty of time to catch his plane...

Her mother was killed in a plane crash.

...fighter planes.

= aeroplane, airplane

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2.

A plane is a flat, level surface which may be sloping at a particular angle.

...a building with angled planes.

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3.

If a number of points are in the same plane , one line or one flat surface could pass through them all.

All the planets orbit the Sun in roughly the same plane, round its equator.

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4.

A plane is a tool that has a flat bottom with a sharp blade in it. You move the plane over a piece of wood in order to remove thin pieces of its surface.

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5.

If you plane a piece of wood, you make it smaller or smoother by using a plane.

She watches him plane the surface of a walnut board...

Again I planed the surface flush.

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6.

A plane or a plane tree is a large tree with broad leaves which often grows in towns.

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Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.