Meaning of PLANE in English

PLANE

adj to efface or remove.

2. plane ·noun any tree of the genus platanus.

3. plane ·adj figuratively, to make plain or smooth.

4. plane ·adj a block or plate having a perfectly flat surface, used as a standard of flatness; a surface plate.

5. plane ·adj without elevations or depressions; even; level; flat; lying in, or constituting, a plane; as, a plane surface.

6. plane ·add. ·vi of a boat, to lift more or less out of the water while in motion, after the manner of a hydroplane; to hydroplane.

7. plane ·adj to make smooth; to level; to pare off the inequalities of the surface of, as of a board or other piece of wood, by the use of a plane; as, to plane a plank.

8. plane ·adj an ideal surface, conceived as coinciding with, or containing, some designated astronomical line, circle, or other curve; as, the plane of an orbit; the plane of the ecliptic, or of the equator.

9. plane ·adj a surface, real or imaginary, in which, if any two points are taken, the straight line which joins them lies wholly in that surface; or a surface, any section of which by a like surface is a straight line; a surface without curvature.

10. plane ·adj a tool for smoothing boards or other surfaces of wood, for forming moldings, ·etc. it consists of a smooth-soled stock, usually of wood, from the under side or face of which projects slightly the steel cutting edge of a chisel, called the iron, which inclines backward, with an apperture in front for the escape of shavings; as, the jack plane; the smoothing plane; the molding plane, ·etc.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.