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architectural plan

Definition:

a scale drawing of a structure

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

architectural plans

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

The architectural plans for City Hall were on file.

Synonyms:

plan

Etymology:

"drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object", from French plan "ground plan,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Architectural plan

a plan for architecture, and the documentation of written and graphic descriptions of the architectural elements of a building project including sketches, drawings and details. The term "Architectural plan" can have multiple related meanings: Plan for... (36 of 2055 words, 24 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

plan | plano- | sometimes before a vowel plan- | intend [synonym, sense-specific]

a detailed scheme, method, etc, for attaining an objective | [sometimes plural] a proposed, usually tentative idea for doing something | a drawing to ... (22 of 576 words, 9 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plan

Merriam-Webster:

plan [entry 1, noun] | procedure [synonym, sense-specific] | goal [synonym, sense-specific] | aim [synonym, sense-specific] | arrangement [synonym, sense-specific] | blueprint [synonym, sense-specific] | design [synonym, sense-specific] | game [synonym, sense-specific] | game plan [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a drawing or diagram drawn on a plane: as ; a top or horizontal view of an object ; a large-scale map of a small area | a method for achieving an end ... (32 of 383 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/plan

plan [entry 2, verb] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | design [synonym, sense-specific] | intend [synonym, sense-specific] | arrange [synonym, sense-specific] | blueprint [synonym, sense-specific] | budget [synonym, sense-specific] | calculate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to arrange the parts of; "design" | to devise or project the realization or achievement of | to have in mind; "intend" | to make plans | to have a ... (26 of 189 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples)

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Oxford Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present] | the | plan B | campaign | attack | someone's best plan | ...

a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something | [with modifier] : a scheme for the regular payment of contributions towards a pension, savings ... (23 of 322 words, 14 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/plan

Random House Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plan- | plan view [synonym, sense-specific]

a scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance. | a design or scheme of arrangement. | a specific project or ... (23 of 203 words, 12 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/plan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

plan [countable] | plans [plural]

a series of actions that you think about carefully to help you to achieve something | something that you intend to do and make arrangements to achieve ... (26 of 201 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/plan

plan [verb] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to think carefully about a series of actions that ... | [transitive] to intend to do something | [transitive] to think about ... (21 of 190 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present] | planner [noun, related]

A scheme, program, or method worked out beforehand for the accomplishment of an objective | A proposed or tentative project or course of action | A ... (24 of 188 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plan

Wiktionary:

plan | plans [plural] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | course of action | courses of action [plural] | pipe dream [idiomatic] | pipe dreams [idiomatic, plural] | floor plan [synonym, sense-specific]

A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc. | A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which... (37 of 144 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/plan

New World Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

a drawing or diagram showing the arrangement in horizontal section of a structure, piece of ground, etc. | a scheme or program for making, doing, or ... (25 of 127 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plan

Cambridge Dictionary:

plan [entry 1] | go according to plan

a set of decisions about how to do something in the future | a type of arrangement for financial investment | "go according to plan": to happen in the ... (27 of 81 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plan 1

plan [entry 2] | plans

a drawing of a building, town, area, vehicle, machine, etc. which only shows its shape from above, its size, and the position of important details | ... (25 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plan 2

plan [entry 3] | -nn- [past tense]

to think about and decide what you are going to do or how you are going to do something | to intend to do something or that an event or result should ... (31 of 111 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plan 3

plan [entry 4] | -nn- [past tense]

to design a building or structure (6 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plan 4

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drawing [art]

the art or technique of producing images on a surface, usually paper, by means of marks, usually of ink, graphite, chalk, charcoal, or crayon. Drawing ... (25 of 1604 words, 10 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171125​/drawing

drawing [yarn manufacturing] | Drafting [synonym]

in yarn manufacture, process of attenuating the loose assemblage of fibres called sliver by passing it through a series of rollers, thus straightening ... (23 of 83 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171147​/drawing

Columbia Encyclopedia:

drawing | graphic arts

art of the draftsman. In its broadest sense it includes every use of the delineated line and is thus basic to the arts of painting, architecture, ... (26 of 159 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

plan | plans [plural] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

a method of doing something that is worked out in advance | something that somebody intends or has arranged to do (often used in the plural) | a ... (26 of 201 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738807​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

plan

First use: 1670s

Origin: "drawing, sketch, or diagram of any object", from French plan "ground plan, map", literally "plane surface" (mid-16th century), from Latin ... (21 of 96 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=plan

American Heritage Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French, alteration (influenced by plan, flat surface) of plant, ground plan, map, from planter, to ... (15 of 30 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

Origin: French, plan, plane, foundation: merging of plan ( from Latin planus: see "plain") with Middle French plant from Italian ... (19 of 29 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plan

Wiktionary:

plan | plans [plural] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

Origin: French plan ("a ground-plot of a building"), from plan ("flat"), a later form of the vernacular plain, from Latin planus ("flat, plane"); see plain, plane.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/plan

Oxford Dictionary:

plan | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present] | the | plan B | campaign | attack

First use: late 17th century

Origin: French, from earlier plant "ground plan, plane surface", influenced in sense by Italian pianta "plan of building". Compare with "plant"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/plan

Collins Dictionary:

plan | plano- | sometimes before a vowel plan-

First use: 18th century

Origin: via French from Latin plānus flat; compare plane1, plain1 | from Latin plānus flat, level

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plan

Merriam-Webster:

plan [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1706

Origin: French, plane, foundation, ground plan; partly from Latin planum level ground, from neuter of planus level; partly from French ... (20 of 31 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/plan

Encarta Dictionary:

plan | plans [plural] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: French, "ground plan", alteration (after plan "flat") of plant from Latin plantare

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738807​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

plan | plans [plural] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plan"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/plan

Collins Dictionary:

plan | plano- | sometimes before a vowel plan-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plan"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

plan [countable] | plans [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "plan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/plan

plan [verb] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "plan"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

plan [countable, noun] | plans [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/plan

plan [verb] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle] | plans [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plan"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

plan [entry 3] | -nn- [past tense]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "plan"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "plan"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/plan 3

the Free Dictionary:

plan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "plan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "plan"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "plan" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

plan | plans [plural] | planned [past tense] | planning [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "plan"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

plan

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plan"

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YourDictionary Audio:

plan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plan" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

plan

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