Meaning of PLANE in English


[plane] vb planed ; [ME, fr. MF planer, fr. LL planare, fr. L planus level--more at floor] vt (14c) 1 a: to make smooth or even: level b: to make smooth or even by use of a plane

2: to remove by planing--often used with away or off ~ vi 1: to work with a plane

2: to do the work of a plane -- n

[2]plane n [ME, fr. MF, fr. L platanus, fr. Gk platanos; prob. akin to Gk platys broad--more at place] (14c): any of a genus (Platanus of the family Platanaceae, the plane-tree family) of trees with large palmately lobed leaves and flowers in globose heads--called also buttonwood, plane tree, sycamore [3]plane n [ME, fr. MF, fr. LL plana, fr. planare] (14c): a tool for smoothing or shaping a wood surface [4]plane n [L planum, fr. neut. of planus level] (1604) 1 a: a surface of such nature that a straight line joining two of its points lies wholly in the surface b: a flat or level surface

2: a level of existence, consciousness, or development "on the intellectual ~" 3 a: one of the main supporting surfaces of an airplane b [by shortening]: airplane [5]plane adj [L planus] (1704) 1: having no elevations or depressions: flat

2. a: of, relating to, or dealing with geometric planes b: lying in a plane "a ~ curve" syn see level [6]plane vi planed ; [ME, fr. MF planer, fr. plain level, plain] (15c) 1 a: to fly while keeping the wings motionless b: to skim across the surface of the water

2: to travel by airplane

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.