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    plane - Dictionary definition and meaning for word plane

    Definition
    (noun) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    Synonyms : aeroplane , airplane
    Example Sentence
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
    Definition
    (noun) (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    Synonyms : sheet
    Example Sentence
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane
    Definition
    (noun) a level of existence or development
    Example Sentence
    • he lived on a worldly plane
    Definition
    (noun) a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
    Synonyms : planer , planing machine
    Definition
    (noun) a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
    Example Sentence
    • the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work
    Definition
    (verb) cut or remove with or as if with a plane
    Synonyms : shave
    Example Sentence
    • The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood
    Definition
    (verb) travel on the surface of water
    Synonyms : skim
    Definition
    (verb) make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane
    Example Sentence
    • plane the top of the door
    Definition
    (adj) having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    Synonyms : flat , level
    Example Sentence
    • a flat desk
    • acres of level farmland
    • a plane surface
    • skirts sewn with fine flat seams
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