AskDefine | Define planned

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1 a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue" [syn: program, programme]
2 an arrangement scheme; "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests" [syn: design]
3 scale drawing of a structure; "the plans for City Hall were on file" [syn: architectural plan]


1 have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion" [syn: be after]
2 make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
3 make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack" [syn: project, contrive, design]
4 make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form; "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum" [syn: design] [also: planning, planned]planned adj
1 designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment" [ant: unplanned]
2 planned in advance; "with malice aforethought" [syn: aforethought(ip), plotted]planned See plan

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. past of plan


  1. existing or designed according to a plan



existing or designed according to a plan

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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